UK pigeon owners

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Chickencountryuk, May 13, 2018.

  1. Chickencountryuk

    Chickencountryuk Overrun With Chickens

    1,515
    3,811
    391
    Jan 21, 2018
    North Notts, UK
    My Coop
    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?
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    3,673
    1,301
    376
    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
    sourland, biophiliac and Hybridchucks like this.
  3. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

    3,116
    8,033
    701
    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    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
     
    sourland likes this.
  4. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

    3,116
    8,033
    701
    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    sourland likes this.
  5. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

    3,116
    8,033
    701
    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    Is the bird eating and drinking? You say the bird does not look well, what specifically do you notice?
     
    Freisian likes this.
  6. Chickencountryuk

    Chickencountryuk Overrun With Chickens

    1,515
    3,811
    391
    Jan 21, 2018
    North Notts, UK
    My Coop
    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.
     
    Freisian and biophiliac like this.
  7. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

    3,116
    8,033
    701
    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    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?
     
  8. Chickencountryuk

    Chickencountryuk Overrun With Chickens

    1,515
    3,811
    391
    Jan 21, 2018
    North Notts, UK
    My Coop
    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.
    DSC_0058.JPG
    It's a lovely looking bird.
     
    Freisian and biophiliac like this.
  9. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

    3,116
    8,033
    701
    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    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
     
    Chickencountryuk likes this.
  10. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

    3,116
    8,033
    701
    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    Update if you can on your effort to trace the owner?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by