By mega maina
Posted Sep 28, 2016
When I first got Randy and Andy from a local breeder, I wasn't sure what to expect of the cute birds. Randy and Andy are two lovely pigeons in my little home-made sanctuary. However, eight months down the line I have no regrets whatsoever. Their coos and bewitching beauty are enough to brighten up an otherwise sullen day. It is a marvel to watch them gobble up the feeds I put in their troughs in record time. They mostly feed on a wheat and millet based diet.
This particular species of pigeons mature in about five months and thereafter when they lay you can expect two eggs for up to five times a year. It hasn't been all rosy caring for these love birds though. They are susceptible to diseases like Newcastle and predatory attacks like other birds. I lost my first two chicks to fowl pox. Our local veterinary officer educated me that through vaccination, I could contain diseases like fowl pox and Newcastle in future. I can't wait for the coming year to continue learning and experiencing all there is to this eighth wonder as I like to call them.