Archive for November 21st, 2009

Treating Pigeons with Spraddle Legs

Spraddle Legs is a condition caused as a result of a newly hatched pigeon not being able to get good footing in the hatcher or brooder right after hatching.  The photos here are of a Silver Spangled Hamburg chick that hatched in a GQF Sportsman and jumped out of the tray and tried to walk around […]

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Spraddle Legged Pigeons

Spraddle Legged Pigeons I am sure we have all experienced spraddle-legged youngsters in the nest. Here one or both legs splays outward producing a deformity in the leg or legs. The deformity is mainly in the ability to position the limb in a proper posture; but can also result in true deformed bones or joints […]


Difficulties with Eggs and Babies

Difficulties with Eggs and Babies This time of the year when many of us are expecting our first round of youngsters to hatch, we are disappointed with some aspect of our breeding success. The most common problems being clear eggs; eggs which die before hatching; and babies which perish in the first few days of […]


E.coli in Young Birds

E.coli in Young Birds Each young bird season we see an increase in disease involving the bacteria E.coli. E.coli is a normal inhabitant of the digestive system of pigeons. It has disease potential, but usually needs a predisposing condition to allow it the opportunity to cause infection. Several things can “open the door” for E.coli […]

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Dr. David E. Marx D.V.M

Dr. David E. Marx D.V.M Dr. David Marx, DVM, is probably America’s best know pigeon veterinarian. An accomplished racing pigeon flyer, he was the founding president and a two-term president of the Association of Pigeon Veterinarian’s. Golden Valley Pet and Pigeon Clinic 2707 NW 60th Ave. Norman, OK 73072 1-900-737-MARX Dr. David E. Marx Articles […]