female pigeon

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by tjmiddlemass, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. tjmiddlemass

    tjmiddlemass Chirping

    Sep 24, 2014
    Ive got help here before, my female pigeon laid large eggs and went off her legs, I was told she needed calcium, I gave her vitamin supplement and she was back to herself in no time and back with her mate. This morning she was very distressed and very ill she seemed to have a large bulge, I guessed she was egg bound, I took her to vet he xrayed her to discover a huge egg, she got a calcium jab and he said to keep her indoors and warm, tonight she laid a massive egg and seems ok, but I dont know if its ok for her to go back to her mate, she laid eggs before she was with him and they were normal since shes been with him shes had problems and her eggs are huge they are the same breed and size
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    Sorry to hear about your female pigeon.

    She will be fine with her mate... it will not be him making her eggs big.

    The only thing you can do is keep her on a high calcium diet... chicken layer pellets are good.. as well as cuttlefish bone chopped up into small bits she can swallow. Also crushed oyster shell grit should be available at all times.

    You want to reduce the number of eggs she is laying too.

    You can do this be letting her brood fake eggs. Don't take the eggs away and leave her with none... that makes them quickly lay more.
  3. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    Hope she gets over this huge egg thing! I think she'll be fine with her mate. x2 on having her brood fake eggs though.

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