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HELP, PIGEON CHICK DUNNO WHAT TO FEED IT???

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Emzyyy, May 6, 2009.

  1. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I know I know you shouldn't mess with the birds leave them alone well my mom stopped at the gas station today infront of Dillons and she told me to get out of the car and she pointed and this baby piegon is all squeally. Looks like they were staying inside the vending machine because of the big hole in it and nesting stuff well anyway their was a piegon's leg laying on the ground like something had gotten in maybe a cat. So I grabbed a baggy picked up the baby pigegon and have brought it home, I couldn't leave it their with some dead pigeon by its self. Ive washed my hands like a million times and used hand sanitizer it is nowhere near my chickens or ducks. Anyway it chirps like its hungry. Does anyone know how to make a formula or something for it? And how often do you have to feed it? Its basiclly feathered except some light fluff on the head and its much smaller than the adult pigeon. It still chirps like a chick.
     

  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    anyone know?
     
  3. R@ndy

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    I would think you could make a thin mash out of chick starter feed. Should do the trick.
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    I would think you could make a thin mash out of chick starter feed. Should do the trick.

    Do you think the game bird starter is okay too?​
     
  5. R@ndy

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    In would think so as long as its for chicks and has water added to soften it up and easy for the little fella to swallow. I would use a small stick or something to stick in its mouth
     
  6. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Kay. Thankyou Im going to go try now.
     
  7. R@ndy

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    let me know the little fella eats [​IMG] how big did you say he was? is his eyes open?
     

  8. nzpouter

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  9. R@ndy

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    So how is the little one doing?? is it eating??
     
  10. sunny1

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    Try a small piece of pvc pipe elbow shaped,and make a wet mash and fill the pipe. Hold the baby in your hand and put the pipe right in front of it's beak. It worked for me on a couple of orphans. Good Luck!
     

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