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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Joyful7, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Joyful7

    Joyful7 Hatching

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    Hi Everyone! I am new at pigeons and i have nine white homers, but 1 of the birds keep turning his head upside down. Is this normal or is there something wrong? Is there anything I can do? HELP!!!!
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

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    This does sound like a typical presentation of coccidiosis, but it may be something bacterial or viral. Is the bird still flying?? Is it he still eating and drinking??

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccidiosis
     
  3. Joyful7

    Joyful7 Hatching

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    He still is eating, drinking and flying.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

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  5. Joyful7

    Joyful7 Hatching

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    Thank you and I ordered meds and some supplements last night.
     
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  6. loftkeeper

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    this sounds more like paratyphoid could be pmv how long been acting this way need to isolate sick bird
     
  7. Joyful7

    Joyful7 Hatching

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    I only bought him over a week ago and i noticed it around this past monday. He is drinking and flying and otherwise normal he just twist his neck around, It almost looks possessed. Its weird
     
  8. loftkeeper

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    to be on safe i would isolate for a week maybe contact previous owner ask about bird maybe coming down with pmv or has recovered
     
  9. Joyful7

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    Thank you! I will separate him and have looked online for med.
     
  10. laughingdog

    laughingdog Songster 7 Years

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    had a flock of rollers that had, and with temp adjustments for comfort n ease of mess etc, as well as probiotics kaytee exact n manna pro conditioner, they recovered fully and bred that year n them n young never got again or sick (had wild birds that were entering loft turned out, n getting sick, so needed smaller guage wire, smaller bobs, n roof extended out few feet from).
     

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