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Young Birds Dying In The Nest Early

Young Birds Dying In The Nest Early There are many reasons for young to die in the nest. The obvious ones of being trampled, chilled, etc. occur only occasionally. Trichomonas can overwhelm a squab but this is not epidemic in…

Holding and Switching Eggs

Holding and Switching Eggs There are often times, at least for some breeders to switch eggs under foster parents for one reason or another. This is easily done, but the timing of incubation with both pairs needs to be similar.…

Pairing Your Birds

Pairing Your Birds In preparation of the breeding season there are several things we should consider every year. The birds should be good and rested and should have gone through a good moult. A few weeks before pairing, I suggest…

Treating Pigeons with Spraddle Legs

Spraddle Legs is a condition caused as a result of a newly hatched pigeon not being able to get good footing in the hatcher or brooder right after hatching.  The photos here are of a Silver Spangled Hamburg chick that hatched…

Spraddle Legged Pigeons

Spraddle Legged Pigeons I am sure we have all experienced spraddle-legged youngsters in the nest. Here one or both legs splays outward producing a deformity in the leg or legs. The deformity is mainly in the ability to position the…

Difficulties with Eggs and Babies

Difficulties with Eggs and Babies This time of the year when many of us are expecting our first round of youngsters to hatch, we are disappointed with some aspect of our breeding success. The most common problems being clear eggs;…

E.coli in Young Birds

E.coli in Young Birds Each young bird season we see an increase in disease involving the bacteria E.coli. E.coli is a normal inhabitant of the digestive system of pigeons. It has disease potential, but usually needs a predisposing condition to…

Dr. David E. Marx D.V.M

Dr. David E. Marx D.V.M Dr. David Marx, DVM, is probably America’s best know pigeon veterinarian. An accomplished racing pigeon flyer, he was the founding president and a two-term president of the Association of Pigeon Veterinarian’s. Golden Valley Pet and…

Chris Smith’s Pigeon Racing Health Program

Chris Smith’s Pigeon Racing Health Program THE THREE BIGGEST ENEMIES AND DISEASES ARE WORMS (TAPE WORM, ROUND, HOOK, THREAD AND HAIRWORMS. TRICHOMONIASIS (CANKER) CAN BE SEEN AS YELLOW MARKS IN THE THROAT AND MOUTH COCCIDIOSIS (ALSO KNOWN AS GOING LIGHT),…

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