pigeons raising baby chicken chicks

sydney13

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Mar 11, 2010
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ok i know this question is stupid but i just wanted to ask if a pair of pigeons could raise baby chicken chicks or a broody hen could raise pigeon chicks
 

Celtic Hill

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Mar 7, 2010
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No a hen could not raise pigeon, unlike chicks, pigeon chicks have to be fed by their mother. The mother pigeon will eat some food and then "give it back" to the baby! I bred Racing and Show pigeons for 2+ years and had up to 100 at a time, so i jumped all over this when i saw it, i loved my pigeons!
 
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Lady_Cluck

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Jul 17, 2009
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I've had pigeons hatch chicken eggs (from high-flying hens that laid their eggs in pigeon nests), but I always took the babies away and put them in a brooder or gave them to a broody hen.

Because those poor baby chickens when the pigeon parents would try to feed them!!
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