What to feed baby pigeon?!?!?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Nickeyo, May 28, 2017.

  1. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two pigeons that have had their first brood but as one chick was a lot bigger than the other it took all the food so the second chick was about to die.... I intervened and have been raising it on chick crumb mixed with water and mixed corn. This has been working fine until the last few days when the baby pigeon has been reluctant to eat.... what should he be eating at his size? I'm not sure about his age though he is further behind in development than the other chick by about 5 days. I'll upload pictures later but he's pretty much fully feathered bar a bit of fluff around his head
  2. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Make sure you allow the crop to empty between feedings you may have created a blockage or a condition referred to as Sour Crop.
    Check out this link it will give you some idea. Plus there are other threads on the same page once you access the link:
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  4. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Apr 22, 2016
    DeForest, WI
    I'm curious how old the squab is and how long you have been feeding him? Hope he gets better:fl

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