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#1 gnasher16

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 07:55 pm

Not strictly cage/aviary birds but maybe birds is birds i dont know.........a young lad close to me keeps pigeons and one of his chicks has been born with a completely deformed foot......will it still be able to fly or is it more sensible to cull it ?


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#2 fireman

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:05 pm

I'm no pigeon man but if it happened to one of my finches i'd keep an eye on it and see how it affects the bird,does it look in pain,can it perch to roost and then take the needed action or non action,some  pigeon men on here might know better though.. :thumbs:



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:06 pm

my old man is a pigeon man and he's had a couple were the foot is like a clump foot and acouple were the foot looks normal but its like it has no control over it (as if it has no bones or ligaments in it so unable to move or stand on it ) they all get culled

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:11 pm

Just rung my old man to double check and he said cull it he's had pigeons 60 odd yrs so acouple yrs experience lol

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:15 pm

Cull the bird gnash, unless he has grown attached. Some times if its a single chick the end up with duff legs, its best to leave an egg in nest with a single chick.so it has something to support itself against. Could just be deformed tho
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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:20 pm

He had it on the top section of a group of nestboxes and its of the age where either the parent birds have f****d it off or its got out the nest voluntarily but it was on the floor just sitting there......he,s only a young kid and new to pigeons but i looked at the bird this morning and it dont seem right to me just leaving it so think i,ll go round in the morning and do the right thing.....i just wanted to make sure myself before upsetting him !


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:24 pm

my old man is a pigeon man and he's had a couple were the foot is like a clump foot and acouple were the foot looks normal but its like it has no control over it (as if it has no bones or ligaments in it so unable to move or stand on it ) they all get culled

Thats it the toes are all crossed over each other and the bird just seems to lean on the whole leg rather than stand on the foot i dont think it has any control of the foot at all to be honest.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:38 pm

my old man is a pigeon man and he's had a couple were the foot is like a clump foot and acouple were the foot looks normal but its like it has no control over it (as if it has no bones or ligaments in it so unable to move or stand on it ) they all get culled

Thats it the toes are all crossed over each other and the bird just seems to lean on the whole leg rather than stand on the foot i dont think it has any control of the foot at all to be honest.

Best to do the right thing gnash.did he notice if the foot was like this when he rung them or is he not planing on racing them it also could have broken it's leg if fell from top nest box but it's more than likely a deformity if all the toes are crossed over them selfs

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:43 pm

Hard to say gash without seeing it, but if he's a young lad check what type of nest pans he uses if clay or plastic unlined either with felt or nest material the young sometimes can damage legs , I always prefer the paper bowls, just a thought

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:41 am

Hard to say gash without seeing it, but if he's a young lad check what type of nest pans he uses if clay or plastic unlined either with felt or nest material the young sometimes can damage legs , I always prefer the paper bowls, just a thought

Right thanks mate he is using the clay type so possibly your right i,ll get him some of the paper bowls instead :thumbs:



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 12:10 pm

I found with the longer legged pouters if there wasnt enough nesting material or single hatch you would get splayed legs easily cured with 2 rings and bit if string.foot deformity is more likely somthing that happened in the egg and not curable.Once had a voorburg cropper hatch that had no bumhole just filled up till i culled it at a few days old!

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:51 pm

Cull it gnash.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:53 pm

Cull it gnash.


Still got pouters gnipper?

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 09:39 am

A couple. Mostly rollers though.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 10:45 pm

What pouters you got gnipper? I had voorburgs in red n black and apair of marcherneros .




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