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PostSubject: Adopt a Hen?   Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:24 pm

Sometime back I rescued a pigeon from starving to death and its now an indoor pet. He needs a mate so Im looking to adopt a Hen. Could anyone help me out ? I've tried my local Wildlife people they dont have any at the moment and Micaboo doesn't seem to have any Hen's either.

Thanks in advance!

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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:42 pm

Hi Pijipie, Hi there/Bye
Welcome to Pigeon Angels.

What is your general location?

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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:57 pm

Im in Miami .. Know anybody here? :) This seems like a great forum by the way!
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:44 pm

Hi Pijipie, and welcome to the forum! Welcome

It's always a great pleasure to have another member who rescues pigeons! Circle of Love

Thank you for considering giving a loving home to another pidgie.
We do have a very trusted member in Miami. She goes by the handle Angel, and she's already on the case! As soon as I hear any news, I'll let you know!
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:19 pm

Wow thank you so much!
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:58 pm

Angel doesn't have a hen at the moment, just couples and boys.

But Mickacoo may have one, "a sweet King Pigeon hen, and the weather will soon be cool enough to ship birds", according to Angel. (I love Kings, they're so pretty and so sweet-natured!) I've sent Elizabeth (the director of Mickacoo) a message. Hope something can be arranged.

PS. Would love to see a photo of your pet pigeon! Feeling great
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:16 am

Hello, thanks! I have to take my Pijjy to the vet for a check-up Im going to have the vet verify its really a cock. I'm 90% sure it is, but just want to be sure. I can't seem to post pics because my acct isn't 7 days old :(
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:34 am

pijipie wrote:
Hello, thanks! I have to take my Pijjy to the vet for a check-up Im going to have the vet verify its really a cock. I'm 90% sure it is, but just want to be sure.

I can't seem to post pics because my acct isn't 7 days old :(

For whatever reason, this is something the server has done, but it sure is annoying. Oh brother
I am sorry for the inconvenience. Disappointed

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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:09 pm

Hi Cindy no worries! New update, I sent my Pigeons feathers out for DNA testing just to make sure it was a cock ($24 test) should have the results Monday. I put a mirror in his cage and he LOVES standing in front of it so Im pretty sure its a Cock. I'll post the pictures up when it lets me Great job
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:49 pm

Good initiative, having the DNA test done! That will tell you whether he is a boy for sure.

Mirror tests can have unpredictable outcomes -- look at what happened when I tried it on my hen Strophe:

http://www.pigeonangels.com/t2872-when-the-mirror-test-goes-all-wrong?highlight=mirror+test#40199
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:23 am

Here is Goosie, named originally because I thought it was a Hen and it very well may but I'm leaning towards a Cock. This is a few weeks into being a Fledgling. He/She used to get all fluffed up when I would come to the cage. Now not so much, he always wants to land on my head!

(Since I can't post pics here are the links, just cut and paste into your browser)
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/blk01s4/goose2.jpg

Here is the Goose with my good friend Matt
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/blk01s4/matt_goose.jpg

Here is Goosie chillin after eatting his lunch time snack and taking a nap so cute!
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/blk01s4/goos-chillin.png

Let me ask a off subject question. When I give Goosie Baths he drinks to much water and gets diarrhea. He also likes to dunk his head into the water coming out of the sink and drinks to much water there too! I know drinking to much water can be a sign of disease but he doesn't show any other signs of being sick. The diarrhea stops after bath time/sink time and hes eatting and drinking like normal and has normal droppings (slightly brown well formed). I just get worred and I'm not sure why he drinks so much water when bathing?
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:22 pm

I confess I'm quite puzzled at Goosie's drinking habits, as it doesn't seem (s)he is ill. Those very soft poops after drinking too much are just wet poops then. As to why, if it's not excessively hot or dry at the moment, I've only seen it happen once to a hen that was egg bound, and after she laid the egg (with a little help) her drinking habits got back to normal.
Please keep us posted.

As for the male/female conundrum, Goosie looks rather like a girl... but the test will tell!
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:52 pm

Hello thanks for the reply, still no word from the DNA test. I'll see if its completed tomorrow. as for the droppings, none of the solid part is broken up like from the photos I've seen with a pigeon with a problem health wise. .. Very odd .. I've had to cut the Goose off when taking a bath! Shame on them
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:34 am

Hello all test came back inconclusive, I have to pluck live feathers rather getting them off the cage that fell out. Teresa any luck with micaboo ? I've tried to contact them but its spoty.
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:19 pm

Hi Pijiepie,

I don't think Elizabeth saw my message, as it arrived right in the middle of a very busy time. So I posted on Mickacoo's Facebook page, with a link to this thread. Fingers crossed
http://www.facebook.com/groups/160198601451/

I didn't know you couldn't use fallen feathers for a DNA test. Shame you paid for the test and got no results. Are you going to try again, or just wait and see?
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks! Actually they were nice about it and didnt charge me. I get to send in another sample. Hey I have a post over in the sick pigeon section, mind checking it out when you get a chance? :) Again thanks for everything! Feeling great
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PostSubject: Re: Adopt a Hen?   Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:58 pm

Done! Smile
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