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How to take care of two pigeons? How to prepare a cage for two pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by silverwarrior, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. silverwarrior

    silverwarrior Out Of The Brooder

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    This is an empty chicken cage that I have. I have two pigeons that I am keeping in this cage. How should I set up the cage perfectly for them. Right now they have two bowls in the cage, one for water and other for food. I'm only feeding them wheat grains and some breadcrumbs. What proper feed should I feed them? Should I use any floor covering like soil? I have lots of soil to spread on the floor of the cage.what else should I do to take god care of my pigeons apart from giving them food and water? They can't fly because I think their wings were intentionally damaged. Should I let them roam free in a room for some time everyday?
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can feed layer pellets/crumbles, scratch grains (usually corn wheat n peas etc sometimes lot more hopefully), wheat and corn, wild bird seed, pigeon pellets, or budgie/parakeet feed. Some mix layer with scratch half and half mixed in breeding n winter especially, n feed wild bird seed only for fly and training birds. I find as many ingredients in available wild bird seed and scratch grain then mix them together with fourth layer pellets (how showers do when can't get pigeon pellets). This year poop horrible from only using mostly layer as feed. Any pelleted type feed or corn based feed you feed will make them drink lot more water and make messier poop so you know n don't worry. If your birds not pinioned where tendon cut so cannot fly, and bones not broken n healed wrong, straight layer may help repair damage to build strong bones muscles n feathers, as first thing I give when get rescues that have to set fresh broken or reset healed wrong broken bones, etc.. as always fast heals stronger bones n feathers n reverses malnutrition n helps injured n sick birds recover faster, thouh too rich for most of time dragging fliers down when fed too much (fastest longest best fliers will be on good wild bird seed n great scratch grains together, if you decide to get into competition rollers or racers.
     

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