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PostSubject: Pigeons Crackling   Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:54 am

I have noticed on occasion that sometimes if a pigeon is stressed, when you pick them up, they sort of 'Crackle'.

This sound seems to come from somewhere in their chest cavity. 

Does anyone know what makes the sound and why do the birds do it?

I look forward to reading your replies.

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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:01 am

Apparently it's respiratory problems but I am not 100 % sure about this .someone with a bit more knowledge might be to help..I gave had a few like this over the years and I was told this
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:51 am

deffinatly resprotary problem gambazine is whats required, and better ventilation or less birds they aint got enough air
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:25 am

yes I would say resp problem ...I use belga thai and ornisol for it as the two will cover upper and lower resp ...if you put the birds head near your ear whilst handling and listen for a short while to the breathing then gently squeeze the birds body the noise will be a definite crackle and the glottis will be doing overtime working harder than usual...could also see mucous in the throat and reddening of that area as oppose to a nice pink colour
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:03 pm

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yes I would say resp problem ...I use belga thai and ornisol for it as the two will cover upper and lower resp ...if you put the birds head near your ear whilst handling and listen for a short while to the breathing then gently squeeze the birds body the noise will be a definite crackle and the glottis will be doing overtime working harder than usual...could also see mucous in the throat and reddening of that area as oppose to a nice pink colour

I would have to agree Daz
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:44 am

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deffinatly resprotary problem gambazine is whats required, and better ventilation or less birds they aint got enough air

Mr Google  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes is having trouble lol! lol! lol! with Gambazine, Steve  Smile  Smile . More information required etc bounce bounce to solve the mystery  Wink  Wink. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:02 am

Knackered wrote:
edgie wrote:
deffinatly resprotary problem gambazine is whats required, and better ventilation or less birds they aint got enough air

Mr Google  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes is having trouble lol! lol! lol! with Gambazine, Steve  Smile  Smile . More information required etc bounce bounce to solve the mystery  Wink  Wink. cheers
Follow this link buddy.

http://pigeons.mercasystems.com/index.php/rohnfried-pigeons-products-gambazin25gr.html

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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:14 am

blueskylofts wrote:
Knackered wrote:
edgie wrote:
deffinatly resprotary problem gambazine is whats required, and better ventilation or less birds they aint got enough air

Mr Google  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes is having trouble lol! lol! lol! with Gambazine, Steve  Smile  Smile . More information required etc bounce bounce to solve the mystery  Wink  Wink. cheers
Follow this link buddy.

http://pigeons.mercasystems.com/index.php/rohnfried-pigeons-products-gambazin25gr.html

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Gotcha Smile Smile I always knew Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes you were more than just a pretty face here Phil lol! lol! lol!. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:37 am

Knackered wrote:
blueskylofts wrote:
Knackered wrote:
edgie wrote:
deffinatly resprotary problem gambazine is whats required, and better ventilation or less birds they aint got enough air

Mr Google  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes is having trouble lol! lol! lol! with Gambazine, Steve  Smile  Smile . More information required etc bounce bounce to solve the mystery  Wink  Wink. cheers
Follow this link buddy.

http://pigeons.mercasystems.com/index.php/rohnfried-pigeons-products-gambazin25gr.html

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Gotcha Smile Smile I always knew Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes you were more than just a pretty face here Phil lol! lol! lol!. cheers


My word that took you some time.  Most people know I am more than a pretty face within 3 seconds of meeting me lol
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:23 am

blueskylofts wrote:
Knackered wrote:
blueskylofts wrote:
Knackered wrote:
edgie wrote:
deffinatly resprotary problem gambazine is whats required, and better ventilation or less birds they aint got enough air

Mr Google  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes is having trouble lol! lol! lol! with Gambazine, Steve  Smile  Smile . More information required etc bounce bounce to solve the mystery  Wink  Wink. cheers
Follow this link buddy.

http://pigeons.mercasystems.com/index.php/rohnfried-pigeons-products-gambazin25gr.html

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Gotcha Smile Smile I always knew Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes you were more than just a pretty face here Phil lol! lol! lol!. cheers


My word that took you some time.  Most people know I am more than a pretty face within 3 seconds of meeting me lol
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lol!lol!lol! Must make allowances at times Phil Smile Smile after all Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes I'm an Aussie Smile Smile & some of us tend to be on the slow side etc, unfortunately. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:01 am

decided to let both lofts of young birds out together from now on, 48 in total ,  they may as well get use to one another now, they can make the most of the sunshine and have a bit more freedom , I shall start to train them in 2 weeks about 4 tosses at 15 miles should do the trick, before winter comes and they are two far gone in the big moult , then after that I shall select what is required , for next season ? Basketball cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:09 am

pigeon pie on the menu then edgie...?

I got told it takes at least 4 to make a decent pie... lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:14 am

no no no david I don't eat them I race them they are two valuable to put in the pot, and each and every one gets its chance to race .
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:16 am

I should finish up with 36 pairs and a few spairs to race this next season cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:27 am

plus 10 pairs of stock as I do not breed from my race team . cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:33 am

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no no no david I don't eat them I race them they are two valuable to put in the pot, and each and every one gets its chance to race .


that's what I like to hear edgie, all getting a fair chance....... Very Happy cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:34 am

so you didn't have your ybs on dark this season edgie...?

will you be going onto dark next season or staying natural...?
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:37 am

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so you didn't have your ybs on dark this season edgie...?

will you be going onto dark next season or staying natural...?
first 2 rounds went on dark , this is the 3rd round , as for next year I may not bother as I don't like raceing young brds
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:46 am

ah right, hopefully I will have this loft up ready for the 2017 ybs....and I`ll put them on the dark.

I tried a dark system a couple of years ago which I preferred, although I cant remember what the bloke was called who`s system it was........it was the one where I closed them down around 4.00 pm then uncovered them once it got dark later in the evening, therefor giving them a natural day break the next morning.

I preferred this method rather than the usual close at 6.00 pm then un cover at 9.00 am the next morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:51 am

you not sending to mnfc/chale this weekend edgie....?
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:03 pm

No david not for me don't trust them with my y.birds.
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeons Crackling   Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:42 pm

if the weathers like we have been having it will be the usual hold over I suspect.......I think I would be in two minds on sending if I was a member.
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