(blond) Euraisan collaerd doves- egg/chick

FireTigeris

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
10 Years
Nov 22, 2009
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Jacksonville, FL - Arligton-
We have a dove pair that lost her first clutch, (new mother) and laid again, she laid one on lets say... day one and the other egg 4 days later... that's not how its supposed to work- chick one has hatched... now what?

do I let her try to keep it?

the chick will eventually push it out won't it?

I have a huge (ok... 30 chicken egg) incubator, but that sounds a bit much for one dove egg.
 

CoopCrazy

Brooder Boss
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
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Columbus,IN
Its really up to you .. I would defintly wait a few days and see if the other one pops out before tossing.. I started my bator for 2 button quail eggs so I cant say much about over kill... Good luck and let us know what you end up doing..
 

95yj

Songster
10 Years
Nov 25, 2009
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Central Vermont
i've probably hatched close to 20-30 clutches and only seen a few where both eggs hatched. Dove parents are smart, they'll throw out defective eggs and put their efforts into raising the strong chicks rather than hatching babies that will just die.
 

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