Eating dove eggs?

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

  1. geeber

    geeber Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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

    scramblingmyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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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]
     
  8. iamkingtim01

    iamkingtim01 Out Of 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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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