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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Hokum Coco, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW! GOOD NEWS!
    I have one pair of birds building a nest with one egg freshly laid today ♂ 616. That should hatch on the 16 of March. In a perfect world.Two squabs broke out of their eggs Feb 24 ♂ 624, . I notices a pair of my pigeons are incubating 2 from a few days ago. They should hatch around the 12 ♂ 594 of March.
    Now I just hope I have some luck with these eggs.



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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    And this is how the flock grows.
     
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  3. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats backyard buddy!
    I'm not having luck with six pairs of roller breeders down to, as only one , my fifty foot pair, are still incubating fertile eggs last I candled.
     
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  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's great news.. and you will have some beautiful birds soon.

    I have one pair of fancy pigeons that I am trying to get to breed.. with no luck.

    They are paired up nicely.. get on well and I have seen them mating several times. but its over 2 months now and still no eggs off them. I know they are male and female as I can tell them apart and have seen the female have eggs with another mate.

    My other pigeons are all breeding like crazy.. I have to swap their eggs for fake ones or my bantam chicken eggs.

    The one pair I really want to breed as they are a rare colour I will not be able to get any more that colour in the future where I live.

    Any ideas why the female is not laying eggs? Anything I can do to encourage her?

    She is not moulting and is in good health. Thanks.
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Besides all the good news I already posted above I have two more birds that are beginning to pair up and build a nest. I will now have 4 breeding pairs out of my flock of 13 birds hopefully. I did not select the breeding pairs I just let them choose their mates by natural selection.



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  8. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pairs take all nesting material out of bowls, then abandon eggs or hatchlings when I introduce bedding so young don't get spraddle legged n stomach sores.. Extremely frustrating and a new problem only this and last year, but then been using line shavings they seem to throw out too. I think I'll bag up and use twigs, pine needles, crushed dried leaves, and hay, again.
     
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  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I have been using twigs, and pine needles throwing them on the floor letting the fetch their own and build their own nest. Seems to be working for me back yard pigeon buddy.

    I have nest bowls in all of their lined compartment (lined with nylon mesh feed bags) and every pair have failed to use the bowls. They have been building their nest nest to the bowls on the feed bags. I know better than try and force my will on the birds. If it is not broken I will not try to fix it. They can do what ever suits them I have learned the hard way.

    Now my last flock loved the nest bowls.

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  10. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two three tier rabbit rack cages, all wire with metal drop pan, put out on my back porch,when first moved to where am now, and with my back hadn't been able to move them.. So nowhere else to move those to, and haven't made my pallet etc coops yet, I'm using these six cages for twelve pair of rollers kept to breed. Wire under them, n all around, not working out too good, box coops, open only on fronts, worked much much better all around.
     
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