baby doves lost there mum today help please

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by tom32s, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. tom32s

    tom32s In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2015
    Hi all we have a dove house and had 5 doves. One girl had 2 babies hatch last night and we saw them for the first time. Unfortunately mum got attacked today and has died :( Dad appears to have gone with the babies in the dove cote. Will the dad be able to look after them on his own?? or do we need to take them out and bring them up? if so how? Quite sad how its worked out :( Please someone help sorry if this is in the wrong topic
  2. Khephuza

    Khephuza In the Brooder

    the only option is to hand raise them. though it won't be an easy process but it's better than leaving them to die. google methods used in hand raising doves. Good luck!
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    The dad should be fine to raise them himself.

    Don't take them away to hand raise.. they are too young.. and they will almost certainly die. If they are older than a week then they can be hand raised quite easily.

    When they are as young as yours, they need the crop milk from the pigeons.

    Good luck with them.
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Right on.

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