UK pigeon owners

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  1. Chickencountryuk

    Chickencountryuk Free Flying

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    Is there any UK based pigeon owners here? I have had a pigeon end up in my garden. It was I'm my neighbours driveway yesterday and he kicked it. I tried to catch it but couldn't. I found it this morning in my garage with my broody hen! It doesn't look to well. I've caught it and put it in a pet carrier with budgie seed and water with some polyaid electrolytes. It does have rings and numbers on it. How can I contact the owner or what's best to do?
     
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    Look up pigeon racing clubs in your area and they can help you interpret the numbers on the ring if it is a racing band. Electrolytes are a good idea.
    ...here is a link to the Royal Pigeon Racing Association.

    https://www.rpra.org/
    Good luck :D
     
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    Is the bird eating and drinking? You say the bird does not look well, what specifically do you notice?
     
  6. Chickencountryuk

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    Thanks for the responses! I'll contact the RPRA strays. Im not on FB. Yesterday it looked 'normal' but today it looks a little hunched up and it's wings are hanging a bit lower than I'd have thought normal. It's eaten most of the seeds I gave it. I'm not sure if it's drank anything.
     
  7. biophiliac

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    They need a drinker at least 1 inch deep - they insert beak and suck upthe water, unlike chickens.

    The bird might have been on your neighbors drive (within kicking range:mad:) because of some mishap during it's flight. Are you sure there are no wounds?
     
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    I don't think so. He/she felt pretty firm and seemed to have normal movement of wings and legs. I'll put a deeper bowl in. If my neighbour wasn't 80. He should know better.
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    It's a lovely looking bird.
     
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    Oh yes that is a nice bird! Pretty eye.:) I hope there is not much wrong and he is back to normal soon. Meanwhile confine him. Looks like his unique # is 980 - can you write down the whole band #. It's hard to get mad at an 80yr old, lol:oops:. Just hope he or she was unable to do much harm.:thumbsup
     
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    Update if you can on your effort to trace the owner?
     
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