Posted on 02. May, 2011 by in Homing Pigeons
Homing Pigeons: Richard is a pigeon lover who recently experienced a devastating paratyphoid outbreak among his homing pigeons. The worst part is that, at the end of the day, he could only safe 3 of those beautiful pigeons and lost almost 15. However, he noticed a
strange pattern among the survivors pigeons that each of those pigeons started to have a twisted head. Therefore, he further asked if It is out of the ordinary or not.
The best bet to analyze if your homing pigeons are suffering from paratyphoid is to check their neck. If their neck is twisted then they are suffering from paratyphoid indeed. Therefore, the next question you must be asking is that:
How to fight paratyphoid disease?
Vaccination of homing pigeons:
Moreover, it is almost impossible to cure those of remaining pigeons of Richard, once they have it. On the other side, if you are one of those people who love to race your pigeons with the other ones then you simply cannot limit the exposure of your race pigeons. Therefore, the best possible solution to keep your homing pigeons out of the trouble of paratyphoid is that you vaccinate them when they are young in their nest. You might want to know:
Disinfecting homing Pigeons lofts
Disinfecting your pigeon’s lofts is also an efficient way to keep your pigeons protected, but it can be totally out of the equation if the pigeons you are going to race are not disinfected from their lofts.
Paratyphoid is considered as a killer disease because once your bird gets it, it won’t leave it until it kills it. The situation becomes uglier because those of your homing pigeons that are suffering from paratyphoid spread this disease to the fellow birds like a rapid fire. The only two options that can prevent from the disease to spread is whether move the affected bird into isolation or the other option is the worst, cull it.
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What to do if homing pigeons do not come back after a race?
If your homing pigeons did not come back the last time you raced them, then there are few factors that you should keep in check:
Analyzing the missing period of a bird will let you know the physical condition of the bird. If it has been a long time since it left, it has a very high probability to be sick or injured otherwise.
Analyze the distance that the bird traveled. If it did come back to near you, you can just go back and take your bird back.
Ask the catcher if the bird came by itself or he had to catch it. It’s not often an easy task to catch a healthy flying pigeon; hence it might have an injury.
It is very highly unlikely that a bird will allow to get caught in a new care takers hand, instead of flying away to get the freedom. The chances are it is injured badly that it could not continue to fly further.
Finally, it depends solely on you that whether you claim to get back your homing pigeons or let the finder keep them.
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I have been breeding pigeons since teenage days. In my hometown in Virginia, I have about 60 pigeons in my loft, all performers. Some of them I have given away to friends and people who want to get started with this hobby .To know more about my background just take a look at the "about me" page.
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