Taking the Good With the Bad

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Hokum Coco, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    New egg arrived today with one of my nesting pair (first time parents) I have 2 other first time parents on eggs that are not going to hatch. Hopefully things will improve on the next clutch of eggs they will have this experience to draw on.

    I have 2 squabs that are doing well now after first time parents lost their fist clutch of eggs. I have one solid white squab and another pied pigeon that has white and grey. I will post pictures once the colours are more absolute..
     
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your new squabs sound lovely colours.. I really like the grey pied colours.

    How do you know the eggs under the other pigeons will not hatch?

    I am sure you know this already.. but for other people here... I find it a good idea to pair a young first time bird to an older one that has already raised squabs in the past.

    However, I have sometimes used a pair of young birds... and not had any real problems... apart from them sometimes getting easily distracted off the nest and neglecting the squabs a bit.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
     
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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    My two oldest squabs for 2016. One is solid white the other is a pied I am hoping they will have good homing ability.
     
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    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look very cute! Pretty colours. Be nice to see how they mature.
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Just disposed of the eggs of 2 pairs of pigeons. I candled them and they were not fertile. Hoping to have some more clutches in about 10 days.

    I am not 100% sure but I think I have one male pigeon with two mates. I will have to confirm with band numbers to be absolutely sure.
     
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