I've always been a 'dog person' three Malamutes and two terriers, along with around 24 assorted tarantulas and five mice but have recently acquired three pigeon eggs from a building site which were about to be destroyed. I've bought a small Janoel incubator, candled the eggs and all are fertile. One is due for hatching mid next week and the other two towards the end of the month. I've got my Kaytee mix, syringes with balloon attachments on the end and if I manage to raise these guys I'll be having an aviary built for them - my son's a carpenter. I've raised two abandoned ring necked doves, a wood pigeon and a woodpecker in the last few years - although I've never had the pleasure of actually hatching eggs before. All these birds eventually went on to live in wildlife sanctuarys but these guys I want to keep.
So that's me and my menagerie and I know anything can go wrong, fully prepared for that but with this fantastic site I'm sure my guys will be given the best chance of thriving and the little fellas were doomed if they'd been left in the way of the building construction. I'm sorry I've not got chickens but who knows - perhaps one day.
Thanks for letting me join and I'll thoroughly enjoy reading posts and learning more to give my guys the best shot.