My king pigeon pair are 2 females. They always lay eggs and incubate them...but or course they never hatch. I had 2 eggs from another pair of pigeons who made their nest of the coop floor and did not start incubating the eggs. I put these eggs under the king pigeon pair to hatch. Today was the hatch date for the eggs. I went to inspect the nest. One egg was missing.....the other had a half hatched out chick which had died. The egg and the chick seemed to have been 'squashed'. Do you think the heavy king pigeons may have stepped on it by accident? I think the other egg must have been tossed out of the nest and eaten by my Japanese Bantams when it fell on the floor. I could find no trace of it. I am disappointed as I was excited to get 2 new chicks today. Do you think I could give it another try with an egg from another nest? Or could I use them to hatch out a couple of bantam chicken eggs? It just seems a shame they keep wanting to raise some chicks, and i want to increase the number of pigeons I have. (and chickens). Thanks for any advise.