Shivering and Pulling Feathers Out

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Savannah Hayley, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Savannah Hayley

    Savannah Hayley Out Of The Brooder

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    My ring neck dove, Cas, has been shivering a lot lately and it's not cold inside the house. He's also been pulling out a lot of feathers but it doesn't look like it's really hurting him. He doesn't have any bald patches or anything. I don't know if it's because of the stress of being shipped here and having a lot of work being done on the house right now or not. Also his droppings have been really wet lately but I haven't changed his diet any.

    If anyone can tell me if there's anything to worry about then I'd really appreciate it. Thanks
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of my birds are going though a molt now which is odd this late in the year. This is hard on birds and adds stress especially if it is a heavy molt. I can not with any certainty say this is you situation but it is my first guess. The other factors you described could definitely compound the problem. Nothing to worry about in my estimation.
     
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  3. CedarCrestFarm

    CedarCrestFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    You may want to make sure there are no signs of mites. My humble suggestion would be to add some herbs, coconut oil and fresh grains and probiotics to his diet. Have you taken his/her temperature?
     
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  4. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doves being what they are might stress more after a move and new surroundings. just maKE COMFORTABLE AND KEEP A EYE ON HIM MAKE SURE EATING AND DRINKING NORMAL
     
  5. Savannah Hayley

    Savannah Hayley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advise everyone
     
  6. Savannah Hayley

    Savannah Hayley Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of herbs and grains would I use?
     
  7. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its been about two weeks from time you moved to now bird is a little stressed . do you feed grain or pellets pellets will make droppings looser . do you feed grain if so are you provideing grit not nessarcy with pellets but need with grain. make sure bird is not in draft . as long as the basic are provided will be ok just watch for abnormal behavior not eating is most common also if bird sits on perch and closes and open eyes alot bird needs water
     
  8. CedarCrestFarm

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    I have has great success with oregano either fresh or oil .garlic powder, lavender. All have great healing and immunity boosting properties.
     

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