Will my pigeons hatch a chicken egg?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by lightchick, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I read on a different thread that someone hatched a chicken egg with their pigeons.
    Is it possible?
    Would pigeons actually be able to hatch such a large egg?
    Would I have to throw away the pigeons eggs?
    Would I have to wait until they lay their own eggs or could I put it in a pairs nest that they are GOING to lay eggs in?
    Would the pigeons actually be willing to sit on the egg for a extra week? Could I keep the chick with the foster parents (I know the parents would be a little confused)?
    I'd keep them in a separate cage then the other pigeons.
    Also would it be OK to put a not fertile chicken egg under to pigeon and then buy newly hatched chicks to put under them?
    How many chicks do you think they could handle? Two? What about a duckling?
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I think in a perfect world it is possible (I am NOT speaking from experience.)
     
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  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Rick1951

    Rick1951 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had a hen sit on 4 pigeon eggs at one time,split them up when they err ready to hatch,she and the cock did a great job,but they couldn't feed 4,so 2 went to the foster parents.
     

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