hatching

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by hen keeper, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. hen keeper

    hen keeper New Egg

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    [​IMG]can pigeons can hatch a chicken egg
    what is your advise
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe one small Bantam egg.
     
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    They can hatch any small egg.

    My kings hatch out 2 bantam chicken eggs each pair.

    But you have to take the chicken chicks away as soon as they are dried out... and put them in a brooder.. because the parents pigeons can't look after chicken chicks.
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got two domestic wild pigeons sitting on a duck egg... It was preincubated in the bator for 8 days. When I had to take the pigeons eggs away (2 females paired up), I gave them a small duck egg! They're quite happy!
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I think if the egg is fertile it stands a good chance in hatching.

    Crazier things have happened. I once had a mother hen hatch a goose egg. Things were going well until the gosling decided to take a dip in the spring I have running in the back yard which fills a small puddle that it created. I though my broody hen was going to have a heart attack.
     
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  6. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Storm and Epic with their puck (pigeon/duck) egg!!!
     
  7. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen them hatch a large hen egg before, and groups of quail eggs. They freak trying to chase the chick/s down to feed n sit on, but eventually they n chicks figured systems out (the doves just eventually puke up for the chicks even though chicks don't need it).
     

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