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PostSubject: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:33 am

We have two pigeons we bought from that unscrupulous Dutch bloke in a section on their own.

Their droppings are not right at all. They just look like brown 'Splats' on the floor.

They don't have watery bits and then some firmer bits - their droppings are all wet and don't smell too good either.

Their droppings look like cow pats in the summer, large, damp and 'splatty'.

Has anybody got any ideas as to what it could be and, more importantly, what could fix the problem?

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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:35 am

hi phil, I suppose my first question would be what are you feeding them, but I presume your feeding all you pigeons the same food and the others droppings are not like this....are the birds looking healthy, are they hunched or loosing weight ...? have you treated them already with something...?
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:02 am

Very valid questions David.

When the birds originally arrived about 8 weeks ago, I wormed them, gave them a canker treatment and a cocci treatment and it made no difference to their droppings.

They are getting exactly the same food as everyone else and the other birds have very good droppings.

Also these two birds poo really smells. Not like a pigeon smell at all, not even like the birds droppings smell when they are on eggs or small babies. It is quite pungent.

I am at a real loss as to what to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:11 am

I`m in no way qualified to advise people on how to care for their birds phil, but if it was me I would firstly alter the food to something light, then give a week or so course of primalac or magic in the water, and see if it makes a difference.

I don't think dosing them up with antibiotics at this stage is the answer, the problem is there are alsorts of bacterial problems associated with pigeon health problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:53 am

how old are the birds how long you had them in your possession and are the droppings slimey...if it was me I would give nifuramycin for 5 days I know its blind treating but where you sre situated it would be difficult to get droppings test especially a culture test as you have covered the minor diseases already ,you have no health history of the birds so why not start with a clean slate
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:58 am

I am no expert. But just thinking, have you acidified the water?
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:26 pm

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I am no expert. But just thinking, have you acidified the water?
Neither I'm Hal Smile Smile But for me Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes if I was Phil, I would cut my losses etc Wink Wink disregard the paper pedigrees & find a bin as such. Truth be told he was sold a lemon "4 of" Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad so why waste your time fixing up something with a Big ? mark beside it's name type of thing. Especially when he was kindly given 4 replacements, which have a true/real pedigree attached I suspect.  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:44 pm

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halcanada wrote:
I am no expert. But just thinking, have you acidified the water?
Neither I'm Hal Smile Smile But for me Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes if I was Phil, I would cut my losses etc Wink Wink disregard the paper pedigrees & find a bin as such. Truth be told he was sold a lemon "4 of" Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad so why waste your time fixing up something with a Big ? mark beside it's name type of thing. Especially when he was kindly given 4 replacements, which have a true/real pedigree attached I suspect.  cheers
yer a hard man knackered, not much left over after you finished with it pal. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:46 pm

i wish our knackered lived closer rog, he could help me reduce numbers in my loft, hes ruthless....... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:53 am

David wrote:
i wish our knackered lived closer rog, he could help me reduce numbers in my loft, hes ruthless....... lol!
aye not too close tho david lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:55 am

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David wrote:
i wish our knackered lived closer rog, he could help me reduce numbers in my loft, hes ruthless....... lol!
 aye not too close tho david lol!

yep, I wouldn't sleep at night knowing he was lurking.......... affraid affraid lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:36 am

Diatomaceous earth might work. Works for most stuff. Bought a 7 lb bag today for $10. Price has gone up recently. People I know drink it with water. Seems to work for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:42 am

any development Question
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PostSubject: Re: Droppings not right   Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:12 pm

David wrote:
redrog wrote:
David wrote:
i wish our knackered lived closer rog, he could help me reduce numbers in my loft, hes ruthless....... lol!
 aye not too close tho david lol!

yep, I wouldn't sleep at night knowing he was lurking.......... affraid affraid lol!
Wise man Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes lol! lol! lol! You just might never know bounce bounce what alien type, may just come a knocking at
mid-night one day Smile Smile. cheers
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