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Pigeon egg, day 18!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by bock, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 18 for my grand champ racing pigeon!!!I have three ?s.



    #1 What should the humidity be in the bator???


    #2 Should I help it if it is struggling???


    #3 When should I start feeding it???




    Thank you for all your help!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    I think it would help if you put this in the hatching/incubating section...
    I know nothing about pigeons but i do know help can be found in the incubating and hatching section...
    Best of luck
     
  3. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ten days worth of Pigeon milk from the mouth of a male and female pigeon with three days of its hatching.......I wouldnt recommend trying to brood a baby pigeon..I am not sure if it can even be done. I hope you didnt pay alot for the egg. I would have just put it under a nesting pair. As long as an egg is within 3 days of when the foster pairs eggs were layed they can feed it well. Just my 2 cents
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It can be done, and they can survive, it's just no substitute formula can match what real pigeon milk can do for the babies. Therefore the handraised birds will grow at a slower rate and most turn out to be runts. The immune system won't be nearly as strong, and in my opinion, probably won't be as fit for racing.
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunshine hatched!!!Sunshine is my little baby pigeon, and she/he LOVES to eat!!!He even begs for food!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Begging for food at day old??? eyes are not even open at that age.
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Begging for food at day old??? eyes are not even open at that age.

    They may not be able to see, but they can still wiggle around and attempt to squeak, begging for food.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Begging for food at day old??? eyes are not even open at that age.

    They may not be able to see, but they can still wiggle around and attempt to squeak, begging for food.

    RIGHT ?

    Watch a parent pigeon when the squeaker first hatch. They grab the babies beak, until they learn to beg.
     

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