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ThaRatChick ThaRatChick is offline
Posted 21st October 2009, 02:39 PM
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When do pigeons start laying eggs?


I will soon be getting a pigeon, of unknown sex. The only way i can think of to tell the sex is if he starts laying eggs, so what is the approximate age they start laying?


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Posted 21st October 2009, 03:08 PM
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Usually when the bird is 6 months old. Then it reaches sexual maturity and starts egg produstion. If it is not mated, it will be much later.
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Posted 22nd October 2009, 04:25 PM
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How later is much later?
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My pigeon was probably 7 or 8 mos old when she came to us after living in the wild all summer. I believe it was about a month after we adopted her that she laid the first pair of eggs. Once she felt comfortable in her new home she embarked on the long futile quest to raise a family. (Futile because she has no mate.) She's about 7 yrs old now and her egg production has slowed. For the first few years she laid eggs about every month or so.
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Posted 22nd October 2009, 10:07 PM
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I have one that laid her first eggs at 4 months.
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I have one that laid her first eggs at 4 months.
My most recent female too laid eggs at a little over 4 months time period
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Posted 23rd October 2009, 05:53 AM
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My first pigeon didn't lay till 16months (over 1yr) of age...
This one might not even be consider because her egg production is not normal.

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