Hi all, I have a male common pigeon and and indian fantail female. For about 5 years they have successfully murdered every egg they laid. Once they hatched a squab, I did 3 hr feeds for 3 days and the little tyke died - he either got trampled by them or pulled thru the wire by a rat but I gave him my best try anyway. Recently I got an incubator for my duck eggs and thought what the hey, I'll throw the pigeon eggs in too. Saturday will be 18 days but it looks like one's hatching NOW! Theres a small crack in the egg and its shifting a bit. Ive got my nest ready - a small cardboard box with a hot water bottle - and Im ready for 4 days of intensive squab care. Any advice would be welcome. I usually give my young birds a slush of farax (baby cereal) with a few mitavite pellets mixed in - mitavite is an easily digestable horse feed pellet. Ive raised many young birds on it in the past as it has vitamin and minerals plus a big protien hit. I make my mix very watery so they can just drink a few sips and get lots of nutrients from it.