Originally Posted by Pigeon123123
I had been feeding pigeons on my balcony 2 mates. the girl decided to lay her nest on my balcony and later abandoned them 9 days later. we think she was shot. i took in the 2 eggs and put them in a tub on a pillow above a heater. and a towel over it. i heard from somewhere that you put a bowl of water inside the tub for moisture. i have candled them and i see veins and a developed embrio. They move and twitch alot. but they look small this is the first time i have raised eggs or birds but i don't know what size pigeon eggs
are supposed to be. the eggs are very small and the embrio inside is about less than and inch. today is it's 13 day. i think i see a beak.... not sure
and one of them looks like it is split in 2 it still moves and twitches but it is like 2 balls are in there.... both of the halves move so what is it? is it a pull pigeon
embrio that i just cant see because it is in deep? or is it split in half O.o ?
I am pretty sure that the 2 moving things you were seeing were either air sacks and a heart or two air sacks. When the embryo develops, all you see is a shadowed area wit a bright end, where the uteral sac thing ends. In your other posts you mentioned not seeing movement. If the egg is getting dark, there is a chance that the embryo has gotten big enough to fill his/her little area and is not just a big blobby shadow until he and she finally hatch.
It gets confusing trying to pin-point what day the egg is on. I'd wait this out, if I were you.
Please dig around on this site for instrux on how to hand feed baby pigeons.
I think there is a pretty good chance that you may very well have kept atleast one of these eggs alive. If it doesn't work out, at least you gave it your best effort.