20160626

160615 Baby Egyptian Swift Pigeon

Miracle 9 day old Baby Egyptian Swift Pigeon has already used up 3 of his 9 lives (out of nest and very very cold). Grew VERY quickly in last 2 days... Seems he will survive and thrive? I hope.
. . I never thought he'd survive that first cold night by himself... he felt dead.

20160615

160613 Homer PIgeon 2.5 very sick... vet hospital

 She came to  me for help, she knew she was in big trouble.  She was SO sick I thought she'd die on the way to the hospital. She was foaming from the mouth, eyes closed, thought it was the end. She threw up 3 times. I've had this beautiful bird for 10 years.
. .  She's 2.5, my dear beautiful Homer Pigeon. I have the greatest respect for her, so very wise, stately, and intelligent.... a magnificent amazing bird.
. . They kept her overnight at the vet hospital in an incubator, shots, infusion, medication, etc. Next morning 6:30am they called, she survived and didn't need to stay another day (would have been $700).  Not sure what the problem was, suspect something she ate?

. . BUT she's fine now and is in the house with me... free to go outside if she wants.  Now I'm happy ~:<)



Pic 160609a 2731 Pigeon on PB roof 2.5.JPG
160613a 2731 Pigeon sick getting medicine Les 2.5.JPG
Video 160612 2731 Pigeon flying to Les hands food 2.5.MP4
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20160610

160611-14 The Art of Keeping Chickens

Les Larson, (aka Bert)
Chicken_art@yahoo.com
651-777-6510

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Links to articles about the keeping of Chickens, eggs, etc.

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Chicken diseases.
http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/feed-health/five-chicken-diseases-and-symptoms/

Do eggs need to be refrigerated or washed ?

http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/poultry-poultry/do-eggs-need-to-be-refrigerated-and-washed/

Five reasons to eat eggs.
http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/egg-facts-5-reasons-eat-eggs/

There's more to an egg than what meets the eye... Interesting egg facts.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/there-is-more-to-an-egg-than-meets-the-eye-interesting-egg-facts








20160609

160609 Egyptian Swift Male gone after 1st time outside

160609 Egyptian Swift Male gone after 1st time outside
It's been 2 hours and I'm worried. 
For 8 years, I had two lesbian Pigeons.

Now I have a ménage à trois, ... Cleopatra and the new M/F Egyptians.
Two weeks ago she laid 2 eggs and all three sat on the nest, taking turns.
I've had the new Egyptians 1 month so decided to set them free outside, very first time in his 3 year life free outside.
Since he had 2 wife's, food, water, shelter, etc he would consider this "Home" and would stick around (They usually do).
. . He sat outside next to the aviary for quite a while eating, drinking, and taking a bath, then flew a circle in the yard, then up to a tree and sat there a long time.
THEN he flew in a very large circle over the house at a fairly high altitude...
then headed west. ...... been gone nearly 2 hours.. Still a GOOD chance he will return ??? But.. less than 100 miles west is where he was hatched... flew back there??
(Still waiting an hoping).

160602c 2731 Pigeon nesting material sticks Female Egyptian Swift
160609d 2731 Pigeon Male Egyptian 1st time outside
160609f 2731 Pigeon Male Egyptian 1st time outside
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