5 eggs???

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by scramblingmyeggs, May 16, 2010.

  1. scramblingmyeggs

    scramblingmyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    My young homers (born last summer) are settling down on their first nest right now. Last night a female was setting, but today I noticed that there are 5 eggs under her!!! What!? I have 5 adult homers... one is the mom to the other 4, and then there are 4 young from 2009. I thought that 2 of the young were males (they were clucking/cooing and carrying on) and that 2 were females, but maybe not! What do you think?
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have a pair of hens, which is where your first 4 came from, and then perhaps another hen snuck in.
     
  3. scramblingmyeggs

    scramblingmyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    As of this evening there are 6 eggs in the nest! I guess I have at least 3 females (I thought that 3 were females and 2 were males, but I am not sure). Do you think that I should take all the eggs and let them start all over?
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd just wait and see what happens.
    I'd bet one of the females will push all but two out of the nest anyway
     
  5. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair doves right not sitting on 10 eggs [​IMG] , i must have a few females who are laying in one nest.
     
  6. scramblingmyeggs

    scramblingmyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 12, and at least 3 pigeons are still taking turns sitting on the 6 eggs! I am really curious about what will happen. I hope that at least the 2 from my old 'matriarch' are viable (although I haven't seen her sitting on the eggs at all... I just saw her hanging around the nest when the eggs were being laid).
     
  7. scramblingmyeggs

    scramblingmyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, it is day 17 and it appears that the pigeons have stopped sitting on this nest! [​IMG] Bummer. Well, maybe that means that none of the eggs were viable anyway...
     

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