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Help! I found a baby pigeon!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jessica Thompson, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Jessica Thompson

    Jessica Thompson Songster

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    so here's the story I was taking care of my birds and I hear squeaking and there's this baby pigeon running around so I had to go through a lot of trouble to get him/her but here we are now he/she is not eating unless I make him/her. he/she likes to be in the shade and has very watery poo my chickens are very interested in him/her I have a few questions like...

    1. What should I feed it?
    2.how old is it?
    3. Should I raise it? or bring it to a rehabilitator?


    Anything helps thanks!
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you post a picture of it?
     
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  3. Jessica Thompson

    Jessica Thompson Songster

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Here you go!
     
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  4. omlet the chicken

    omlet the chicken In the Brooder

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    Don’t handle it or worry about it two much it will die of stress. It’s probably just a fledgling leaving the nest and it is doing just what nature intends. If you continue to force feed it it will die of stress.
     
  5. Jessica Thompson

    Jessica Thompson Songster

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    This is his/her poo image.jpg
     
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  6. Jessica Thompson

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    The thing is... it's not scared of me or running away that why I'm worried about it that's all
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Are the parents nearby? Feel it's crop, if there's food in it's crop the parents are feeding it.
     
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  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    It's either sick or tame. Either way, it probably needs taken care of—If, as @casportpony said, it's definitely abandoned. Any idea of its origin? At that age, you can feed straight scratch—pigeons don't need a high-protein diet as, unlike chickens, they are herbivores. When I was a kid, we had a few, and they got very fat and happy on just corn and oats.

    EDT'd because not accurate.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Call a wildlife rescue and see if they will take it, that would probably be best.
     
  10. Jessica Thompson

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    there is some not a lot
     

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