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Posted 10th May 2012, 03:39 PM
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You could try, but I wouldn't advise it, unless you have someone close by with experience to help you through it. Even some very experienced people have had problems arise trying to raise hatchlings. You might be taking on more than you could handle. Just because you would love the experience doesn't make it a wise thing to do IMO.
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Posted 10th May 2012, 04:39 PM
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I understand your impulses, but I wouldn't advise it either. There'll be only heartbreak in it for you and torture for the little one. This is not like hatching chicken eggs, where as long as you have an incubator, you're all set, because the chicks come out fully formed and ready to peck. Baby pigeons are totally helpless and remain so for weeks. Raising from an egg is a huge challenge even for the most experienced.

Check out some of the threads on PT to get an idea of what is involved and how many of these attempts end.
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Posted 10th May 2012, 07:43 PM
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Yes. It is very hard to raise a newly hatched egg. The baby usually suffers, and often ends up dying. Do you really think that is fair to the hatchling? The kindest thing you could do would be to just get rid of it. That would be the unselfish and caring thing to do.
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yes i understand but...i am just not the person that could kill an egg.yes,yes it isnt developing yet but...at least could i give it to my neighbous across the road? they keep racing pigeons so that when the chick grows up,it wont be imprinted on a person and will think of itself as a pigeon if you get what im saying.just anything exept throwing the egg away.by the way...when do they actually start developing?
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almondman: as i just mentioned above,i have neighbours who have racing pigeons so i can ask them for help and formula? were great friends so im sure they will be happy to help me right,tell me because in that case i have to go shopping for baby bird stuff again as i was saying,thank you for all your comments!!! p.s please keep them coming ))
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If your neighbors agree to place the egg under one of their pairs to hatch and raise as a special favor to you - I guess this could work. This way you can visit the baby and watch it grow instead of watching it suffer.

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It will never be prepared to live in the wild. Even if raised by the neighbors birds. If you release it afterwards, its chances of survival go way down, as it hasn't been raised in the wild.
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hmm...yeah but you see,if the baby grows with neighbour`s pigeons,it would think of itself as one of them so...will it not just stay with the group that its adopted parents are in? anyway,please tell me when the egg starts to develop and one more question:will my neighbours mother pigeon take an egg thats not hers? thank you guys :}
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Are you sure your neighbor wants to keep a feral pigeon in his loft, mixed in with his racers? Most racers don't want ferals mixing with their birds.
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really? i didnt know that and anyway friends,i did it i threw the egg out,well i didnt,never be able to.my friend did it.now i have a new problem (also pigeon related) this one is urgent.maybe i should start a new thread.i was walking my dog when suddenly,a pigeon jumped out of a bush.its left wing was half gone(probably by a cat) i brang it to my neighbours and they said that it would probably die over night.im worried sick and i want to know if there is any chance of the pigeon to survive.of course i will take care of it if it survives because it definately cant be let back out to the wild without a wing.guys,all you can do for now is give me advice and pray for the pidgie.i was aupposing that it is a juvenile because it lookes quite young.and pigeons really rarely get caught by cats dont they?anyway,i will send you a link on my new thread.i trust god to help this pigeon but if that fails...:'(
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