pigeon or dove eggs

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by schoebel_taylor, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. schoebel_taylor

    schoebel_taylor Songster

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    Does anyone have pigeon or dove eggs that you dont want? I would be happy to take them to use in my new incubator.
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Best not to incubate pigeon or dove eggs in incubators. Try other eggs as these will need hand fed.
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    They have to be hand fed from day one, about every 2 hours when starting out. Not to mention the bird will grow slower and not nearly as healthy as those who are raised by their parents with pigeon milk. Just not a good idea.
     
  4. truecolorsloft

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    I was given a baby runt, because it was rejected by it's parents, and the breeder knew i was getting into runts. So she gave me the baby, as long as i was willing to put up with the care. Needless to say, I'm finding out what it's like to be a single parent REAL fast! I will say that the baby is feathering in well, and is very social(loves to cuddle). But unless i have an emergency situation(IE; hand feeding my own clutches)...I could honestly do without the lack of sleep, and general social life. LOL! [​IMG]
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Not to bad to hand feed if 10 days or older.
     

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