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Yesterday (11/2/16), my Dove laid her first egg ever. I heard that eggs cannot be fertile in the winter, only in seasons like the spring or summer. Is this true?
 

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Interested to find this out too but I'd thought if they were indoor birds and not quite so affected by the changing seasons that they would be fertile. Electric light has some bearing on it so I've read because it prolongs simulated daylight instead of the shorter winter nights in nature.
 

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If she doesn't have a mate, the egg won't be fertile. Pigeons and doves do mate and lay eggs all years long and will hatch if they have been fertilized.
 

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Yes, does she have a mate? If so, it's fertilized more than likely.
 

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We recently put her in the cage with her brother, I'm assuming they figured it out naturally. She has never laid an egg before and her inexperience shows when she sitting but not on the egg. Her brother will do the same thing, they have not quite got it right yet. So the egg is fertile then.
 

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That is normal. They generally have 2 eggs, and they aren't supposed to sit till the second egg is layed.
 
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