Pigeon help please

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ODEY587, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. ODEY587

    ODEY587 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a german owl that is setting on eggs, this is my first time haveing babys is there a special feed i need to feed the mother when the babys hatch or will she regurgitate the corn and seed into the babys? thanks for any input , Josh
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Initially both the father and mother feed the young 'pigeon milk' and gradually switch over to regurgitated feed/seeds.

    Hopefully you are feeding a complete pigeon ration. Good luck.
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  4. ODEY587

    ODEY587 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is pigeons milk? And what do you suggest for a good feed? THANKS
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    "Pigeon milk" is a product produced in the crops of the parents which they then feed to the squabs. Any product made especially for feeding pigeons. For German owls, a feed with a high proportion of corn might not be good because of their relatively short beaks and small size. There are special products offered for use with short billed/smaller birds. Although it's a little low in protein, a GOOD wild bird feed might suffice.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    You also may be able to find pigeon pellets, which is great when they are feeding young.
     
  7. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even just some kind of poultry or gamebird crumble type food. Something that "mooshes up" easier when they eat it for them to feed back to the babies.
     
  8. usschicago1

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    Quote:This is what I use, and my ringneck doves live it, can i permanently switch to just pigeon pellets? The bird seed for the doves is costing me an arm and a leg. And i noticed they eat the pellets often.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes you can feed only pellets.........if pigeon pellets.
     
  10. old*cowboy

    old*cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had pigeons for over 45 years. Have fed any thing from pig pellets to chicken pellets. Lots of grain mixtures. Once they tag a bag as "pigeon" feed, then they can charge much more for it. Whatever you are feeding the adults, if it is a complete balance it will work for the babies.
     

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