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Only one egg hatching

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Pigeon Power, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Pigeon Power

    Pigeon Power Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Throughout my years of breeding I have had a number of pairs only ever hatch out one egg at a time. The current one I am having this problem with are a pair of Chinese owls which is what I have mainly at the moment. Sometimes the egg is fertile, sometimes not. The last time the embryo looked very far a long but for some reason just never made it. Anyone know more about this??
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I know exactly what you are talking about. However I can offer little explanation on its cause.

    You see it a lot when you begin to incubate a hatch of chicken eggs as well.

    I personally think the embryos for what ever reason do not have genetic vigor (due to inbreeding small gene pool what ever).

    I have nothing to back up my observations.

    Just my own personal thoughts and assumptions.

    You could try a square dance move and maybe change your partners.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013
  3. Pigeon Power

    Pigeon Power Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might try that thanks!
     
  4. Pigeon Power

    Pigeon Power Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might try that thanks!
     

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