Pigeons nest

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickenboy1, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have about 30 some pigeons and just got my loft done and I looked in the temperary pen and there was an egg in the hay but just one and no one was sitting on it so is this normal for them to do and I would like to know who's egg it is so I can leave tht pair iam just starting to move the pigeons into my new loft:) so happy to finally have them in the loft with actual nests:D
     
  2. Chainsaregone

    Chainsaregone New Egg

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    Until the pair is ready to set on their eggs to hatch, they won't set on them at all. It is normal for them to leave an egg somewhere until the other is layed. In order to see who's it is just keep an eye on what hen and male set on it. It can be a little hard to figure that out if the pair is flighty and runs off the nest anytime they see you, but you'll figure it out. No worries about an egg sitting around. Congratulations on your new birds!
     
  3. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found out witch birds it was and now there is two eggs so I moved the rest into my new loft and left them and thanks I can't wait to see the babies hatch:D
     
  4. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pictures of the loft? I want to see!
     
  5. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me Too!
     
  6. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we all want to see!
     
  7. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will post some tommorrow 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?:D
     
  8. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] The Front Door






    [​IMG] Some of the birds in the nest
    But They All go to tht one corner and tht one nest on the side as you can see.









    [​IMG] Closer up on some of the birds and nests.


    [​IMG] My white cock on his nest in the temerary pen.[​IMG]
     
  9. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds! I say that about all birds, but its true!
     
  10. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also like the loft, and love the nest boxes......... I once used an Ikea Shelf and nailed a board on the back, and it looked like a contemporary, post-modern pigeon nest box. I worry about myself sometimes.......
     

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