Yesterday I noticed one of my pigeons eggs had a dint in the side like it was squashed by one of the parent birds with a toe nail. They are well over hatch date by about a week. Just in case it was a chick hatching I left it in the nest with the other egg. 2 days later it is still the same. I decided to throw the eggs away. This pair has never hatched out any eggs and this is their 3rd try. I decided to look in the egg to see if there was any development........... I only lifted off a part of the squashed area, and there was a hole and I could see part of a chick and then it started moving!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel really bad. I float tested the other egg and it is not rotten, but no movement. I covered up the hold with a very small piece of sticky tape and put the egg back under the parents. Do you think there is a chance it will still hatch OK? And the other egg? I can't understand why the eggs are not rotten, or why they are slow to develop. I am just going to leave them under the parents for now. How will I know if they are really bad because I don't want them to explode!