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Can pigeon eggs be in incubation with the outside tempereture at 1.9 celcius or 35 farenhite

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by 210175, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. 210175

    210175 Chirping

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    I was just wondering this question because some nights are meant to be that cold and I wonder if the pigeons can warm them up enough. ???
    Remember eggs not squabs.

    Also when the eggs do hatch and they grow up about 20 to 25 days should I make another nest box so the parent pigeon can mate and have eggs again?

    thanks
     

  2. aarontheman

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    have another nest beside them and they will proably lay in there but you have to watch the squabs cause they could peck at them so when there on the ground it should be okay but i wouldnt let them lay eggs till the squabs are about 3 weeks or so but thats me good luck and they can survive with that temperatures
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    Yes is the short answer to both your questions.

    I live in Canada with winter temperature subject to -40º. I had 2 squabs hatch on December 26 & 27 with no heat or insulation in my baby barn sheathed in with only ¼ plywood veneer. I latter when the squabs were getting too big for the parents to incubate moved nest bowl and all into a modified Styrofoam cooler.
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    I do not have electricity in my coops or lofts; birds and electricity in my opinion do not mix.
     
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    210175 Chirping

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    ok great, and just a final question my female that is sitting on the eggs is starting to change some really small feathers and only 2 big ones, does this affect the incubation heat of the egg.

    Note: the male is not changing his feathers.

    thanks an I wont post anymore concerns after this, thanks

    and the female still looks normal
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    210175 Chirping

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    my question was my female in in the early stages of changing her feathers, droping the old ones and getting the new ones, and all I wanted to know is if this affect the heat she is giving to the eggs during this process by having less feathers.

    Or is this nothing and I should not worry
     
  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    This process is called molting. It has no effect what so ever on incubation. No more than your mother getting a hair cut when she was pregnant for you LOL.
     

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    210175 Chirping

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    thankyou so much hokum coco, Now Im feel there doing everything write
     

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