Injured pigeon staying in chicken coop?

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  1. chalidobrenz

    chalidobrenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! So there's been this pigeon hanging around the yard for the last two weeks. It eats and drinks out of the food and water we have for the chickens in the yard, and also goes into the coop and eats. Basically it just hangs out with my chickens all day. A few nights ago, we went to shut the coop up, and the pigeon was perched up with our girls. It was kind of hilarious, but I'm wondering if it's safe? Should I catch it and worm it and then just let it be? I don't know the pigeon's ailment, but I assume if it were a disease it would be dead by now. Our jerk of a back door neighbor has made it his hobby to shoot pigeons, so I'm thinking that could be its problem. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar situation, or what they would do!
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Let it live with your chickens. If pigeon decides to leave when gets better health , then so be it. I keep pigeons along with my chickens during winter inside garage loft. Warm weather, and chickens stay in outdoor coop. Don't have any pigeons as of now due to a predator encounter last autumn. Almost got a few located today to restart my pigeon flock. I started my pigeon fancy encounter when a stray one flew into my garage years ago. here is pearl .
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  3. chalidobrenz

    chalidobrenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear about your pigeons! [​IMG] It's really a sweet bird, I just feel terrible because it is so afraid of us. I know wild birds can carry diseases, but I would assume by now it wouldn't be loving it if had anything. Thanks for your input!
     
  4. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a wild chicken take up with my flock for several months. Something eventually got her because she would range with the girls, but would insist on roosting in a tree, rather than in the coop with the others.
     
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