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Pigeons nest and eggs

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickenboy1, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my pigeons laid 4 eggs in the same nest and only one pair is sitting on them is this normal and can they raise 4?:/
     
  2. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have 2 hens mated together.
     
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pigeons only ever lay 2 - rarely 1 egg. You must have 2 females lay in the same nest. It will by a huge strain on the parents to raise 4 chicks. You are best to remove 2 eggs. If they are a female only bonded pair then you are best to remove all the eggs as they won't be fertilized.

    However, if they are male and female, but another female sneaked her eggs in, that will be OK to leave 2 in there.

    I actually had to do this a few times. I raised quails for eggs, and I decided to try eating a pigeon egg. It was delicious! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    No there is a cock and the birds have breed before I guess a hen wanted the same nest I have seen two hens sitting and then only one cock sitting
     
  5. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pigeon ONLY lay two, not 4. Two birds are using the nest, it's that simple.
     
  6. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya ik I knew tht from the start haha:D
     
  7. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay good!
     
  8. Sometimes 2 hens will lay in the same nest. If there is a cock involved, they will be fertile and all 3 birds can raise the babies. If there are just 2 hens, the eggs will not be fertile and the eggs wont hatch.
     
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  9. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't have to hatch all the eggs if you already have enough pigeons.
     
  10. racing pigeon

    racing pigeon Just Hatched

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    my pigeon had one egg yesterday when will she have the second egg
     

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