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I am very proud of Girl53...we have gone thru 3 sets of eggs with the last set only one hatching and then being dead on the ground 30 minutes later. This time If I get near her she wing slaps me!!! I am happy because I know she is finally protecting her babies. The one baby not sitting upright is literally 5 minutes old but very much alive and squeeking! Check it out.






 

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The babies are cute, but you really should provide some nesting material for the bowl.
Since the babies have hatched already, it's probably too late to try to add anything for a nest, but in the future you should make sure that there's an actual nest, not just a bare bowl.
I don't really like the way that one baby is laying.......I sure hope they'll be ok.
 

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Morning Update*

*Morning update*

Checked on the babies and they are both sitting upright and making tiny peep noises.

As for the nest thing....in my coop I have a very large square planting container containing hay straw and pine needles for them. Initially I put huge gobs of the material in the boxes for them before they layed eggs and they just shoved it out. For some reasons my pigeons will only use the boxes if they are bare disposable nesting bowls. No idea why but they make me look bad. HAHA!!!

I will post another pic tonight.
 

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*Morning update*

Checked on the babies and they are both sitting upright and making tiny peep noises.

As for the nest thing....in my coop I have a very large square planting container containing hay straw and pine needles for them. Initially I put huge gobs of the material in the boxes for them before they layed eggs and they just shoved it out. For some reasons my pigeons will only use the boxes if they are bare disposable nesting bowls. No idea why but they make me look bad. HAHA!!!

I will post another pic tonight.
Glad to hear that both babies are doing good.
 

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Still put some nesting material there. I would also recommend giving the parents garlic and vinegar because I don't like the green poops in there. Their previous history may indicate they maybe are a carrier of some disease. Anyhow I am just guessing! Hope they succeed this time!
 

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Actually the reason why they havent had babies before is because they got crushed due to fighting or bad parenting (stepping on eggs). I was using clay saucers before and since I switched to the disposable bowls I have been successful.

As for the poops I was thinking about switching out the nest bowl for a clean one. Is that going to work?

And I tried today to put more nesting material and they pushed it right back out onto my fantails heads.
 
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