I Have Some Questions About Pigeons ! Breeding, Feeding, etc.

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Jacklynn, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello everyone ! I'm looking to get some answers answers to my questions. Any answers and advice given is greatly appreciated !

    1 - My pigeons are getting a good quality wild bird seed, but they need grit. I'be given them a bowl of sand, is this alright ? I noticed them picking around in it c:

    2 - I have eggs due to hatch tomorrow, will the parents sit on their young after they hatch to keep them warm ? Will the young have feathers ?

    3 - Next winter, will the pigeons be alright in my shed out back ? It's not heated, it's partially insulated though and draft free. The pigeons will have plenty of straw. I'm in Southern Ontario, Canada.

    Thanks everyone ! I have Indian Fantails, incase that makes a differenece.
  2. Timmy

    Timmy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    1.I don't think wild bird seed has a lot of nutritional value they should be on pigeon feed or layer pellets. I'm sure sand helps,but I would buy some pigeon grit.
    2.the squabs are hatched eyes closed with no feathers and totaly dependent on there parents to feed them (pigeon milk) and keap them warm.
    3. I've never lived any were that cold, but they should be fine.
  3. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Alright thanks ! I'll be sure to get some proper feed and grit ! I appreciate it ! c:
  4. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    They need grit and calcium

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