Silly bird!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IggiMom, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I was out in the Hen House feeding and so forth.

    I have a number of lovely white Homing pigeons living in the coop. One of them had made herself a little nest on the floor, and there she was, brooding three eggs. Three ORPINGTON eggs.[​IMG]

    She was sort of balanced on top of them.

    Sorry, bird. I took them away.[​IMG]

  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awwwww, but mom, those were mine! [​IMG] How cute is that. Wish you had a pic, it would be adorable to see!
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Oooooh- poor girl! Maybe you oculdget her some quail eggs if she doesn't have her own to set. Too sweet!
  4. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
  5. R@ndy

    [email protected] Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Thats funny [​IMG] did ya get any pics [​IMG]
  6. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Quote:Well--I don't think it would work. Pigeons babies are not like chicks, they don't walk around. And the pigeons feed them, from a fluid they make in their stomachs.

    I am just not sure what a baby quail would think when the pigeon mom and dad (they share) tried to stick its beak down its throat!

    And what a pigeon parent would think when its baby got up and walked the first day! Wow--WHAT AN INTELLIGENT KID!


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