Ringneck dove sitting on empty nest

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by rsb911411, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. rsb911411

    rsb911411 Chirping

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    I have a ringneck dove that is acting like a female mate with my male. However, she is hard sitting on a nest that has no eggs. She is young, but I don't know how old exactly. I have checked the nest a couple of times, and she acts protective when I have checked it but does not leave it. Is this normal?
     
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  2. Thepigeonguy

    Thepigeonguy Songster

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    I’m not a dove expert but she might be laying eggs.
     
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  3. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    In ring necks, males share incubating duties, so you may have a male. Usually males will fight, but I had 2 males live together amicably for 3 years. Then they started fighting and had to be separated. Have you gotten any eggs yet?
     
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  4. thinkyesi

    thinkyesi Songster

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    Alot of times they will sit on a nest for a week or two before laying eggs. They are probably just getting the nest ready for eggs and are protective of it.
     
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  5. rsb911411

    rsb911411 Chirping

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    Yes they were laying eggs. I actually found out I have 2 females and a male in the same pen. The male mated with both females and they both produced eggs but only two chicks made it. Its been pretty awesome watching them grow up though!
     
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