My son received a pair of pigeons a few months back as a birthday gift. (he had been begging us for over a year for them). Not knowing much about pigeons and not wanting to start with anything expensive, we got a pair from a guy down the road who had a hundred of the little guys. They were a beautiful pair, but not what you would call tame, and I've been working to get them to have a little trust in me. A few days ago, we moved them into a bigger coop that we had because they needed more room, but it has a top that I have to open to get in. Every other day, the pair of pigeons would run to to the other side when I opened it, but this morning the male must have been waiting for it, because as soon as I opened the top, he flew straight up and right out of the coop to parts unknown, leaving his girlfriend all alone. Needless to say my son is beside himself, and I'm feeling terribly guilty. To make matters worse, when we came out tonight to close up our chicken coop, we saw that the female pigeon had gone and laid an egg. After doing some reading, I see that the female can be expected to lay a 2nd egg, and that the male and female pigeons will sit the nest together. With the male having "flown the coop", is there any chance for the female to sit the egg alone? My son is all excited about the prospect of a baby or two, and after my research tonight I'm guessing that this is highly unlikely. Any thoughts?