Ok, I have navigated the murky waters of the meat factories and rescued one - hopefully female - pigeon. She looks like a young healthy bird to me, plenty in the cage did not look healthy and one looked positively about to drop. They had adequete food water and space - it was a very big cage with only a few birds in it - but a vast majority of them were fluffed up and looking depressed. I zeroed in on this little girl right away because she looked like a girl and seemed young, sleek and healthy. So - How long should I quarantine for? My partner said how devastating it would be to have all my pigeons die from one mistake. Does she look like a girl to you? What kind of pigeon is she? She's bigger than my birds but then she is a meat pigeon. Does she look healthy? Does she look young? Im calling her Donna Noble for Doctor Who. "Donna Noble has been saved" Mike is already doing shy little dances. They can see each other but her cage is apart from the others.