No Electricity And Babys

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by BrettMO, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. BrettMO

    BrettMO Out Of The Brooder

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    How do i keep the newborn baby pigions warm enough to servive without electricity
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Post a thousand times on BYC asking how to keep them warm...that should help [​IMG]
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need electricity unless you are handfeeding them.
     
  4. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most of the time the parents can keep them warm enough, depending of course just what the temps are. Worse thing is a chilly wind on them. I am in a typically cold winter climate and just lost a single Indian Fantail squab that made it until it was 1 1/2 weeks old. For some reason the parents apparently didn't keep it covered over nite and the poor thing chilled and died. I normally separate my pairs in the winter and pair back up when warm weather returns. I believe the break from breeding does them good.
     
  5. BrettMO

    BrettMO Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i dident know to leave them with their parents i treated them like the chickens when the babys hatch i take them inside and this is the first time she laid eggs so i dident know to seprate them i dident know if they were enve a pair i thought they were both boys.
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy. Well you're in for a lot of work :p You'll need to hand feed them baby bird formula (Kaytee Exact, for example) every 2 hours and gradually feed less as they get closer to weaning age (a month old).
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Can't you give the babies back to the parents?? [​IMG]
     
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they haven't been out of the loft very long, yes. But soon they will forget about them. For example, if you were to put them in the nest now, days later, they'd just look at them [​IMG] I wouldn't take the babies away from the nest any longer than an hour. I guess how long they stay devoted depends on the birds.
     
  9. sport14692

    sport14692 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why did you take them away?, Nevermind i see your second post
     
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  10. Yukonchick

    Yukonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I kept my baby meat chickens in the laundry room for the first 2 weeks with a heat lamp. Gotta clean their box every day though.
     

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