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  1. General Discussions
    I read here that one should not let parent birds fly out if they are sitting on their egg(s). Chance of one or both abandoning egg. There are 5 birds that live together. Should I make an addition to the enclosure so that the parents and egg(s) can be kept in and others fly? Or just make a...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. General Discussions
    hi there guys, I just got a fertile Mallard duck egg from my neighbor who said this one female comes to lay on their lawn and then takes off… Needless to say the egg is abandoned and since I don't have an incubator, I stuck it under my king pigeon pair (who were sitting on fake eggs up to...
  5. General Discussions
    hello everyone.. tonight I saw that the hen of one of my pairs had died :(:( .. the pair is incubating their first eggs here at my loft because I bought them recently. it is the 16-th day of incubation and both eggs are fertile because I checked them. the eggs were still warmso I took the male...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I have female feral pigeon.... And an egg idk whom does it belong to..?? I found that on my balcony... Anyway .....when i try to put the egg beneath my pigeon.. She just tries run away from it..... I dont know what to do and i have candle tested the egg..... It is fertile...... What do i...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've had homing pigeons for about 5 years but I've never had to incubate an egg before. One of my pigeons was killed by a hawk the other day so his mate abandoned her eggs. My dad thought we could make an incubator on our own and so we did and it was working pretty well, stable temperature and...
  8. General Discussions
    Hello Everyone, I have found a pigeon egg in my balcony today afternoon (around 10 hrs before). For sometime the pigeon was sitting on the egg. Its night time and the pigeon has disappeared. I want to take care of the egg. I have no clue on what to do. I have never ever done this and have...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    As of today a pair of my pigeons is sitting on two eggs. Would that necessarily mean that the eggs will take longer to hatch than usual because it is early in the year?
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! So ever since my couple had their 1st clutch we happily received one baby which is now still growing up but they sure grow fast. He's as big as his daddy! Or she! xD So anyway I had a question concerning the mating. My female started her 2nd clutch of eggs last Monday, 10/8/12 and...
  11. General Discussions
    Greeting from Malaysia dear fanciers, I hope you all remember my pair of fantails John & Katy.The last thread I posted they weren't laying eggs.. Hahax,just a few days after posting that thread,they actually laid eggs. Sorry couldn't update with you guys,was quite busy with exams here...
  12. General Discussions
    Hey there. Well my 2 daughters were out playing this afternoon an decided they was gonna bring a pigeon egg back to the house. Dad (me) wasnt happy an gave them the 3rd degree they have messed with nature an this egg might die and they felt really guilty, its nature look with your eyes an not...
  13. General Discussions
    So this is my first round and I am so lost. I have some white homers that were born last year and were NOT banded. This was my fault... Fast forward to a week ago, I have some that have paired up, laid eggs, and have attempted to record keep. Since they are all white, I can't tell who is who and...
  14. General Discussions
    i'm happy 2 pairs of my pigeons had their first brood of chicks hatched today this morning~! it's PM4:15 in here right now~ i'm happy because the blue bar and white flight pair had their first chick and the other egg cracking this morning(after the first brood of eggs was unsuccessful due to the...
  15. General Discussions
    my blue bar cock and the blue bar white flights hen laid their new eggs again after a month~ the second egg was laid this afternoon~ i just hope the father will do his job properly this time as he didn't sit on the eggs for the first few days of incubation last month.. i went to their nest this...
  16. General Discussions
    help with my pigeon's egg~ one of the 2 eggs had a small crack because of the mother's nails~ i was candling the eggs just this night and when i returned it the mother accidentally stepped on it and there was a small crack.. it was already about 6 days old and i saw the blood veins~ would it be...
  17. General Discussions
    How long can my lone parent Hen feral pigeon leave the eggs and nest while incubating and the eggs still be ok. She had second egg on monday and is spending a long time on the nest but likes to come off to see me when i get home, i dont want to be a distraction to her but also dont want not to...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I live in a downtown Toronto apartment and I was away from May 13-16, 2010. During this time a pigeon laid two eggs in one of my empty flower pots. It has now been almost two months and the eggs remain unhatched. I read that incubation takes about 2 weeks. It has been almost 8. I have waited...
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  20. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi all, A friend of mine at work rescued a wild/feral dove with an injured wing. A few hours later the dove laid an egg! I took the egg home and have been incubating it in an old styrofoam incubator. The egg has been incubating for 8 days now. Last I checked it had a little baby squirming around...
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