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FANTAILS KICKING EGGS OUT OF NEST

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by JANNIS, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. JANNIS

    JANNIS New Egg

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    I just want to find out if the other male pigeon will kick out the nest of the other pairs as its mate was killed? The other female bird was killed about 8 weeks ago and they three remaining birds are in a big coop. The one paid laid eggs about plys minus three day ago but then suddenly yesterday I saw the eggs lying on the ground and the nest had also being kicked out. Would the other fantail do this as we are struggling to get a replacement for the one fantail that died so there are now only the 3 birds left. I have just started with the fantails and want to get it right.
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    males claim a nest and its theres so moveing in another pair or the odd male needs a new place to go if the second pair was there before the hen passed also are you sure the odd male did the egg breaking there are other things that could be young pair poor nest so many other things possible if you don't see what happened
     
  4. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Lone unpaired males (and sometimes females) will bully and annoy other nesting pairs, trying to take over their nests and fighting. They also may try to kill squabs that are in these nests.

    Its best to take out the unpaired bird and let the other pair have some peace to nest and raise their young.

    I think in your case the nest and eggs fell out onto the ground when the pigeons were fighting in the nest box and accidently knocked the nest out.
     

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