I help feed my first round of squeekers only. I do this to reduce the stress on the parents. I also do this to ensure that my first round grow up healthly and strong by making sure their crops are full. By doing it this way, IMO, my second round will have the same vitality as my first.Do most every one help feed the baby's in the nest? And why? In time with helping feed, would it change the parenting instinct in pigeons?
Same here, but I usually have foster parents that will raise the runt for me. A runt is cause when the birds hatch more than a day apart. The squabs grow so fast that the day difference can make the first squab twice the size as the second and have it taking most all the food. When this happens I separate the two and foster one.The only time I ever help out is if I get a runt.