More Meat pigeon questions

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by extraordinaryfowl, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. extraordinaryfowl

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    I had pigeons mixed with chickens at one time. Pheasant now. I also had Muscovy ducks in the mix at one point. I find if you introduce other fowl as peeps to the pigeon you seem to have better luck. They seem to regard the pigeons as parental units and are put on a pedestal and not included in the pecking order.

    I only had them mixed with meat kings for 8 weeks. I never had any problem. That being said I would be afraid to introduce pigeons to adult fowl. They would eat a pigeon alive if it became sick or injured. If a squab should ever fall out of the nest it would also fall prey to the flock mentality in my estimation.

    I am retired and I clean my loft\coop every day. That might attribute to my good fortune when it comes to disease. Hopefully some one else can give you more information on that particular topic.


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    This is the mix I have now White Homing Pigeons (not sure where all the brown come from on this guy his parents are snow white) and the pheasants were introduced to the pigeons as peeps as well.
     
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  5. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I don't think I'm going to try mixing them. I'm more worried about bringing buying birds that might have a disease, that's why I was wondering if anyone has ever dealt with either of the two guys whos websites I've listed.
     
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    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what about Foy's pigeon supply and Strombergs? I am wondering if these four places are reliable for healthy birds.
     
  7. franciscreek

    franciscreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should quarantine any new birds before you add them to your flock. 30 days in a holding pen away from the other birds can save a lot of stress and issues down the road.
     
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    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What sort of symptoms besides the obvious (runny nose, respiratory distress, etc.,) should I look for?
     
  9. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    excessive weight loss or "light" or boney birds, watery or odd colored or smelling droppings, worms in droppings, drooping wings and/or downward slanting tail a lot, pastey or dirty vents, ect, and cant remember most as half asleep as usual when i get to get on here, but youll notice signs, if you keep the birds close to you to observe, or they drop on you. pigeons and doves are birds that cannot tolerate or live long with diseases other poultry can, so youll notice pretty quick if your pigeons new or old, get anything or pass on anything to other pigeons, usually withing week maybe month at most.
     
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    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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