Thin pigeon

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HomeSweetHome
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Thin pigeon

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What can you give them to add weight? I have a hen who broke a wing and has been wasting away
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First I'd be ensuring she's actually getting food (not outcompeted by stronger birds), and that she isn't infected with parasites (worms, cocci, canker).
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I have isolated and wormed her
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I'd be surprised if you don't see worms in the droppings. I'd also treat for coccidiosis, the treatment is safe and cocci are quite damaging to sick pigeons.
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