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  1. General Discussions
    First post here. Want to learn how to prepare the enclosure for hatching. I have had my 5 doves from youngsters, to exploring and returning home. Fun to experience how they explored their outdoors in wider and wider ranges. I have successfully raised wild birds from closed eyes to fully free in...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have two Indian Fantail pigeons as pets. One male, one female. About 4 days ago she laid two eggs and they've been sitting on them since. I've been trying to read up but it seems impossible to find articles on PET pigeons. What can I expect when the eggs hatch? Do the baby pigeons try to walk...
  3. General Discussions
    Hii everyone , Today I wanted to know about hatching process. It is about 19 the day from laying eggs. Is it normal to have a crack on the shell before hatching ?? My some friends told me that in summer the eggs can be infertile due to weather conditions. Here in India temp is about...
  4. 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?
  5. General Discussions
    Hi, to all it about my pigeons 5th clutch, and only thier first clutch 2 chciks come from the eggs, and left 4 clutches, only one chick come out, and now a days, one chcik come out and and i am waiting for the other for 2 days, may it comes or not, possibly may not, and after breaking the...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I wanted to know if anyone has used her ring that doves to foster a baby Pigeon. I wasn't sure if it would work. I have a pigeon laying eggs but not sitting on her eggs. I also have a very attentive ring neck constantly laying. Just curious if the mommy and daddy doves could feed the pigeon baby...
  7. General Discussions
    I have a feral pair nesting one egg on my balcony. They made a nest on my neighbor's balcony about a month ago, I had to move the nest back to my balcony, and when I did, they didn't return to the eggs and worked on a new clutch. The new clutch had one deflated egg I believe because lack of...
  8. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    So, I've found a pigeon egg - I've done a lot of googling this evening and I "candled" the egg and it appears to me as if it is still a viable embryo. I plan on trying to hatch it and raise to release. I've never done this before. I am an animal lover. I've set up a kind of make shift home...
  9. General Discussions
    Does someone know why the cock only sit on one egg and kick the other aside? What I can do to help them? Here is the story and I am not sure if I did the right thing that is good for this young family. I know nothing about pigeons until the cute parents adopted our balcony and laid two eggs 7...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, Years and years gone I am keeping pigeons and few other birds too. This is the first season , I am seeing a strange behavior in my breeding pairs. Pair mate and start sitting on eggs. But when time to hatch , they are not doing so, and as a result chick die in egg. I have seen one of the...
  11. General Discussions
    I am very new to this so sorry if its already been asked ive raised parrots chickens ans ducks then someone asked me to do pigeons for them. In all prepared and rather excited ita the wating for it to hatch thats stressing me. Its been 24 hrs since i noticed it pip its still working away and i...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So our female chukar has added an egg to one of our pigeons nests. I don't think she has any plans on raising it herself. I am trying to get a broody bantam, as I'm confident a chicken would raise a chukar egg, but would a pigeon? The mom is currently sitting on both eggs (they only had 1...
  13. General Discussions
    My pigeon hatched first egg on Day 17th, but what about another egg. When It will be hatched...
  14. General Discussions
    My ringneck doves had their first eggs hatch yesterday. I was so excited. I had to go to work, and when I came home I saw the doves had thrown out a chick that was in the process of hatching! It was on the floor or the cage, with the egg shell sliced half open. The chick was dead because it...
  15. General Discussions
    A few of you remember my paranoia about a week and a half ago. Fast forward to today. I went to band the baby and only one hatched and the other died =( Does this happen often? It looks like it died during the hatching process as i can see the baby and only part of the egg is cracked. Is there...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have my second pair on eggs that were laid on the 14th and 16th and its been well over 18 days and still no crack or hatch. I didn't do any candling because I just educated myself with that a few moments ago and really don't want to mess with the breeder for fear or cracking or stressing them...
  17. General Discussions
    I have a pair of Homers that layed 2 eggs. I did not notice the eggs right away so I am not sure if she layed them at the same time or a couple days different. One egg hatched about 30 hours ago, the other has not hatched yet. I am wondering how long I should wait for the second egg to...
  18. General Discussions
    Hello everyone, As some of you may remember there was a different frillback squeaker of mine that hatched in January, and Unfortunatly....it somehow got lifted out the nest (by parents muffs probably) overnight and, well yeah froze. It was very sad, i looked forward to seeing that january almond...
  19. General Discussions
    So hi everyone, as some may know i have a pair that were on eggs, and the first one has hatched today. It is a almond baby, when a saw it recently hatched. We will make sure it survives this winter with hand warmer heat packs. I am excited to see how this one will develop
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    What is the regular thing to do if one egg has hatched and the other has not? how many days do you pros give it? I have had one infertile egg and one stillbirth or I would say not completly developed squab. i gave each one day then stepped in. whats your take?
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