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Eating dove eggs?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by geeber, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. geeber

    geeber Songster

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    Can you eat dove eggs? Scrambled? Hard-boiled? Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. PrinceSandwich

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    You probably could...but most people wouldn't because they perfer to hatch them.
     
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  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

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    All birds eggs are edible. I couldn't imagine bothering with one as small as a dove's egg, but you certainly can if you want to.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Sure, but don't overdo they're very filling?
     
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  5. scramblingmyeggs

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    I was thinking of cracking some open and frying them up too, as I have so many females and no males and they are all setting on dud eggs!
     
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  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes, you can eat them. it takes 247 for a breakfast! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    There's nothing wrong with that, just make sure you gather them before they start incubating them! Dove and quail eggs would probably make great bite-sized hardboiled eggs. I don't like hardboiled eggs but it sounds convenient [​IMG]
     
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  8. iamkingtim01

    iamkingtim01 In the Brooder

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    I have 4 doves in a large pen with some quail. The quail lay all the time but I only get one or two dove eggs a month. I thought about boiling the dove eggs along with the quail eggs just to see if they were any good. After reading this, I am going to give it a shot and see what's what.
     
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  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

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    Dove eggs are very tasty and nutritious; However it takes a lot to make a dozen.
     
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  10. laughingdog

    laughingdog Songster 7 Years

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    i eat them, my dog eats them, the cat eats them. theyre great, just takes two to four days to get a meal.. if someone made a pigeon breed that would produce every day, like some chickens, quail, and ducks do, then id get to have downtown city pets that I could keep quietly and free fly from my porch, as i enjoy the breakfast they made me warm and fresh, more often.
     
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