Pigeons mating and breeding

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickenboy1, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I just moved my birds into my new loft and it seems like my birds mate up and then they breed but after tht the cocks will do their mating dance and keep switching nests then they will go back to their mate but they can never stay in one nest because other birds push mates out of there nest will they settle in or is this normal? I don't want this to happen because this could cause broken eggs:(!!
     
  2. Tippler

    Tippler Out Of The Brooder

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    They will settle in. I took in 9 pairs once and tossed them into breeding. I had eggs from some in 10-12 days which is as early as could happen. You may have a bad egg count first round but give it some time.
     
  3. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think i will have a great hatch if they could stay in their own nests haha[​IMG] i already have eggs from my other pair
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It will take them a while to pick and defend a nest site. You need more nest sites than breeding pairs so that they have 'choices'. It may take them a while to settle in.
     
  5. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I got two new eggs in seperate nests:D
     

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