my archangel pigoens hatched two babies over the past couple of days. Both squeakers were weak and had to be helped out of the egg. Needles to say I lost both of them. Mom is a proven hen, and has had sucessful babies when she was paired with another cock. She's paired with my only other make right now because the other died. They've had pigeon food, a plastic bowl to nest in, and have access to plenty of grit, and oyster shell. These birds are about three years old, as a guess. So what could have went wrong with those babies? I'd to get them to nest again, but I don't want to lose the next ones. Could the male she's paired with be the problem? lso, I read in another thread that one of the pigeon breeders here was feeding theirs laying mash/chicken feed? I wasn't aware you could feed that to to them. Is it safe to feed? Would I have a better turnout with it? Cause they tend to waste plenty of feed.