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  1. General Discussions
    My female rescue rock pigeon adoptee has just chosen a new location for her nest (on a closet shelf in a basket). She had only been off her previous nest (at the bottom of our carpeted stairs) for two days when she settled in to her new location. She sat on her previous nest (with two fake eggs...
  2. General Discussions
    Is there anything, anyone can say, to make me feel less guilty about switching my 2 pet pigeons eggs out for fake ones? I know it's good birth control but I feel so bad that I'm interrupting their nature.
  3. Training and Behavior
    Ok. So my two rescue pigeons, the ones I hand raised, have become a very loving and dedicated couple. They mated last year and on Dec. 20th Stella laid an egg. I was ready and switched it with a fake one. They did the egg sitting for about 22 days and then gave up. Now two days ago Stella laid...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Fiona and Lucy have both laud eggs. Lucys won't hatch because she lives with Tracy, but Fiona us mated with Blue, who is a male. We already have two five week old oops babies and want to avoid more. I swapped Fionas egg today for a fake plastic egg. She was angry and wasn't fooled. She will not...
  5. General Discussions
    just want to ask if I can replace the first laid eggs with fake ones, and return it only to the nest when the second egg is laid. This is to even out the size of chicks when they hatch. Will the embryo of the first egg die if it is not incubated on the first two days that it was laid?
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have been trying to make my pet pigeon happy. He is a so sweet, even though he is relentless about wanting me to lay him an egg. I purchased some fake wooden pigeon eggs online and put them in his bread basket bed the next morning when he wasn't looking. I had read somewhere that doing this...
  7. General Discussions
    Hows everyone doing? I do not know if others have experienced this. But I find it really interesting and quite awesome that my breeders that have bred young before know exactly if the egg is fake or real. My new breeders that have not bred young before have sat on fake eggs for about...
  8. General Discussions
    My pair of pigeons will not sit fake eggs. It is the male bird that can tell they are fake. I have even tried switching out the eggs in the middle of the night ....after a day or two the cock forces the hen to abandon the nest and start a new one...I tried letting them just sit their own the...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I ordered some fake eggs to stop my pigeons from laying till spring, I got the two piece plastic ones, they seem very light, should I put a little sand or something in them to give them just a little bit of weight? or should they be ok as is? Now that I have them, I'm wondering if I should have...
  10. General Discussions
    I gave my pigeons wooden eggs 25 days ago after they had 2 successful clutches and laid their third set of eggs. They are still sitting, so I was wondering if they will leave the eggs on their own or if I should take them away. The female has gotten off them for short periods of time in the last...
  11. General Discussions
    I ordered some fake eggs for my Doves, they have arrived but they are the size of pigeon eggs, do you think they will accept them or not. Karen
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Dear All, By any chance do you know of anywhere, where I can buy preferbaly from the internet vibrating dummy eggs. I found normal fake eggs, but not vibrating. I need them vibrating in order to alert more my pigeons. Thanks in advance Albert70
  13. General Discussions
    Does anyone have a suggestion on whether to use the wooden or the filled plastic eggs? Is one better to use? Preferences?
  14. Archive - Other Birds
    Because I had originally planned on racing old birds this year, I started putting 'fake' eggs under them. Only, of course, they weren't actually fake...because I don't have any dummy eggs (a black snake ate them!). Instead, one pair got a large brown chicken egg, and another pair got a few...
  15. General Discussions
    G'day thought I'd exhaust my hen if I kept destroying her eggs so found some Jade that has passed for eggs (they're happily sitting on them) my question is how long will they remain broody on these eggs for? I am hoping that the happy couple will remain on them for sometime? or will it be a case...
  16. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I think Linda is actually a she (fingers crossed!), so I'd like to be prepared (don't want more birds). I want to get them fake eggs just in case, but I don't know which size :confused: I checked Foy's but I'm clueless :o I have Senegal doves, they are small, a bit larger than...
  17. General Discussions
    The Rescue Report has been updated with some rather shocking news...
  18. General Discussions
    Since Brad requested I put all my questions in one place at one time I'm posting them all here. What proximaty do pigeons have to be to one another to catch things from one another? How close to the floor should a nesting box be? Can you transfer illness to your pigeons after being at someone...
  19. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Folks, Much to my shock, my 2-yr-old single Birdy laid an egg last night. Obviously not the male I thought I got last summer! I am not happy about Birdy laying an egg; frankly it kind of grosses me out. However, I am not moving the egg or the nest until she gets tired of sitting on an...
  20. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I hesitated posting or showing this video because it seems so hostile. I have never experienced such unbridled hatred from my hand raised runt pigeon before. My interactions with her have always been much more "demure" than this. I'm sure it was the new video camera that caused her to get so...
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