Abandon Eggs

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Hokum Coco, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

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    I have a mated pair of pigeons this is the third round of eggs they laid and all rounds have been abandoned. Including the last round. What could be going wrong? Suggestions.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Are they being interfered with by another cock or pair of birds ? Any possibility that the cock is driving the hen from the nest to start another cycle of mating, etc ? I know that you have already checked for mites, and am really clueless about this.
     
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

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    That maybe the problem. I never noticed while in the loft. I will try staying out longer and being more vigilant. Thank you for the suggestion Laughing dog.This is a the first time at parenting for both the cock and the hen. I though they would have it down by the third time. Lets hope the 4 time is the charm.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    If their next round is a failure, try breaking the pair up and remating them with birds that have successfully raised young.
     
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    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

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    @sourland Well that makes perfect sense. I must be getting old on a good day I would have thought of that.
     
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  6. purslanegarden

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    When do they abandon the eggs? I have noticed that around day 10, some eggs might be abandoned, because the parents determined the eggs are not viable.
     
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    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

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    I have never taken note to be honest. That seems to happens when you have 68 trips around the sun and 40+ birds. Thank you for drawing that to my attention I will write the date they are laid on the eggs with the next clutch. Thank you again for the tip.
     
  8. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    And they are mostly solid whites! How you even tell one pair from another is a mystery to me!:lau
     
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