Pigeons egg

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by shellikirbey, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I bought 4 pigeons 2 weeks ago at a livestock auction here where I live and it's my first time raiseing them.i have been seeing the one that is a male I'm pretty sure chaseing after a couple of them and one he ltterly was dragging by the head a couple times.I went out yesterday evening to cover them up and there was a egg on the bottom of hutch so I put it in the nest bowl I had with sand and I've seen one of them sitting in the nest bowl but not on the egg.is she maybe wait to lay more before she sits on it.i put some hay in the cage and it looked like she may have put some in the nest bowl.i just worried she wasn't in it.does anyone know if this is normal? I wasn't expecting them to lay beings I got them so late in the year..because if she isn't gonna hatch it I want to incubate it but I would rather then to raise it tho
     
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    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] he is sitting on side while she is in nest but I don't think on egg tho
     
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    That is normal; Most pigeons do not begin to incubate their clutch of eggs until the second egg is laid.
     
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  4. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well there has been no more eggs yet but I think she is now sitting on the egg.i just put my finger on it and it was slightly warm.should I remove the other two pigeons cause the male is doing something with another one that left a wound on its head.i don't know f the other two is male or female and they stay as high as they can all the time so I'm thinking male is after them..I'm thinking male.ive only seen the female on the egg
     
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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did see male on egg today..I did remove the other two pigeons to a separate hutch and I do think that was best for both sides..it's so funny how if anything gets close to the nest she goes to peek in to see it...lol. I'm trying to just stay away most of the time so they don't get off the egg much.s should I feed anything extra right now so they are good for feeding baby and should I candle it any or just let it be..I don't want to touch it really..
     
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  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed my pigeons chicken layer pellets as their staple food (I am unable to purchase pigeon feed in my area). I also hand feed shelled unsalted peanuts as a treat only. I find it causes my homing pigeons (who are know to be aloof) to come to me on command in the loft and outside when they free fly.

    This is what is considered a excellent pigeon feed for racing pigeons (keeping in mind there is almost as many varied diets as there are pigeon fanciers.)

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  8. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok sounds good..I already have layer food for my chickens..I just wasn't sure if they're eat it..I've been giving them wild bird seed with sunflower seeds,sm seeds,corn pieces and several other wheat type seeds..there is two eggs now and she layed it with the other one in the nest this time..there on it quite a bit now except when I get in to feed them..have my fingers crossed..I'm concerned it's getting chilly at night now but it is supposed to warm up again for a few days..Thanks
     
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  9. Hokum Coco

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    This is what I housed a pair of squabs in (nest bowl and all) after the squabs became too large for the parents to protect from the cold (eggs in this case hatched on Christmas Eve I live in Canada.)

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    This video will give you some idea how fast a squab develops
     
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  10. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning both were off while I was feeding them and eggs were warmish so I raised one up to the sun and do believe I seen a little dot in the middle.. awesome!
     
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