One male paired with 2 females...?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by KWAK, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Sone of my males paired up with 2 females.
    Is this normal?
     
  2. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think its very common, but its no big deal. Maybe an abundance of babies, but that's about it! As long as he treats them both well! ahaha.
    No but seriously, I think it's fine.
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Alright, Thanks!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Upon occassion I have had a male pair with 2 females. In these instances the male only shared nest and feeding duties with one of the hens.
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have also had this happen a few times. If both hens lay in the same nest then it is okay, but if they choose different nest boxes then the cockbird will only help one and therefore the lonely hen's eggs should be thrown out. I've had single hens raise them successfully but they were not the best looking youngsters.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Definately a stress on a hen to raise two squabs on her own.
     
  7. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    All 3 seem to be nesting in one nest! No eggs but all three have been spending the nights in the one nest and now the 2 females are starting to stay within a few feet of it during the day, I ad thought there were eggs but turns out I was wrong.. could they be getting ready to start laying npw?
     
  8. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe..... are they all sleeping in one nest? that must be a tight fit!
     
  9. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Yup all 3 in one nest! and today both females are still in it!
     
  10. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any eggs yet?
     

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