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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by KiddoPH, Aug 3, 2014.
Was it usual that the parents still keeping the "Just hatched egg" beneath them?
If you been shell, then yes, but sometimes they leave shell till it and young are dry. then they takeaway from nest. maybe its to make sure all veins etc have dried.
The young they will stay on to keep warm, especially till dries, then at night if hot out during day. for first day or two the parents may stay on or hover over young n nest, feeding cheese curd like substance made by them (parrots do too), to feed young that they need.
Most pairs will usually "kick" the shell in 24 hours.
The 2nd egg is gone. I dont know what happen, I saw it Yesterday then When I look at it just now, its gone, What do you think happened?
They've probably kicked it out of the nest or into a corner of the nest box.
It's really gone, I've searched all over the cage but I did not see it.
If you're positive that the egg isn't in their cage and there's no way for it to have gotten out, the only explanation I can offer you is that they ate it. Either that or you have a mouse/rat you didn't know about. Happens quite frequently in some places. Good luck!
I think the parents eat the empty shells as a form of grit for their gizzard in some cases.
I`ve found a piece of shell on their nest bowl, and base on what I saw, it looks like it did not hatch well because there`s a yellow small hairs and skin on the shell, and smells like something really stinky my pigeons are stinky! Shhhh!
Another Question: Can the 1st batch of eggs be paired(Like Husband&Wife) on the 2nd batch of eggs? Age doesn`t matter for them?