What to feed a mama pigoen?

Old_Strain_Lover

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Our female is going to have eggs soon and I wanted to know if you have to feed them a different diet then what you feed them now?
That depends what you are currently feeding. If it's a grain/seed based diet, then at the very least you need to make sure you supply a calcium grit or oyster shells. If feeding pellets, you shouldn't need to do anything. If you are already doing this, there's not really any need to change anything.
 

cavemanrich

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Our female is going to have eggs soon
Just my thoughts here.
First, I do not know how your loft is set up or where located. Your loft may be inside you heated attached garage. :idunno I am writing this for fanciers that may have a common loft free-standing, and not very large as well.
I see that you are in Minnesota. An area I'm very familiar with. It is also know to be somewhat chillier than where I'm at. I generally avoided hatching squabs during cold weather. I chose to replace the eggs with plastic ones. (rather than just confiscating them) Pigeon would try her best to lay replacement ASAP. Egg production in pigeon take a lot out of them. Pigeons are not equal to chickens in egg production.
The few times that I had hatching during cold times, I provided supplemental heat to nest area section. It was not direct heat, but rather indirect from underneath the pigeons nesting box. An electric heat pad, or a reptile heater stone work well. You just want to break the chill, rather than make a very warm environment.
You receive good advice on feed from above posters, so have nothing to add.
WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and,:welcome
 

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