HELP!! what to feed baby pigeon

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  1. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend gave me a 2 week pigeon I he used to feed it a mix of hard corn and layer pellets wheat and barley all dried like the mix you buy in feed sacks what should I feed cuz we don't have katye exact planet help
     
  2. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone please help I'm giving it bread soaked in warm water and an egg
     
  3. Hokum Coco

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    I would feed her warm egg yolk for now in a syringe. Add some warm chicken starter in the mix as time goes on. If you have no chicken starter I would suggest adding a bit or corn or oat meal. I personally would refrain from feeding bread too much could cause the bird to become crop bound. Try to feed the bird after his crop has become completely empty and the squab is ravenous.

    Here are some videos on the subject

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hand+feeding+squabs
     
  4. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks hokum coco that's good I like to here good answers from you when it comes to pigeons
     
  5. Hokum Coco

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    It the squab is 2 weeks old like you describe he should have pin feathers and beginning to fledge. His digestive system will begining to handle whole grains. Pigeons love peanuts (out of the shell unsalted). Here is a video that should give you and idea how old your squab is.

     
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  6. chickenshiha

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  8. chickenshiha

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    Thanks but I am worried that it won't grow bigger as I had other 2 weeks that I hand raised they start to fly and eat but they never grow I think that's called runts not the breed like pigeon midgets and they don't mate just coo
     
  9. Hokum Coco

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    As a rule hand raised Pigeons (if they are lucky enough to survive) never do as well as their counterparts that are raised by parents. I would always discourage anyone from raising especially a newly hatched squab as it usually dies in most cases.
     
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  10. chickenshiha

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    Well if it is a female will it lay or be mated if they have growth problem?
     

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