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helmet hen dropped an egg this afternoon never bred them how long do they take to hatch i know w/ racers is 18 days and rollers 23 days thanks kevin
 

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ok thanks I also have noticed she is off the egg sometimes and she is still puffed up on the hind end this is my first time w/ helmets so all info will help kevin
 

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ok thanks I also have noticed she is off the egg sometimes and she is still puffed up on the hind end this is my first time w/ helmets so all info will help kevin
Far as laying eggs....a pigeon is a pigeon is a pigeon.......LOL
Shouldn't be any difference in her and any other pigeons that you have. Most of them don't sit on the first egg full time...........once the 2nd one is laid, there should be a pigeon sitting 24/7.
 

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ok thanks I noticed that w/ my rollers the hen and cock would switch I have not seen male sitting yet w/ the helmets I will keep ya posted kevin
 

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Hey Renee you are good around 4:30 today how did ya know it looks like she is still laboring will she have more than 2 ya think Kevin
 

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Hey Renee you are good around 4:30 today how did ya know it looks like she is still laboring will she have more than 2 ya think Kevin
That's just about what time they lay.........at least mine usually do. She COULD lay three.....but that's not normal OR common........
 

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thanks for the info the guy i bought them from was not sure if they were a pair but as we were talking he was mounting her so I bought them we'll see what happens in about 18 days kevin
 

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I have more ??s does the male helmet sit on the eggs too I have not seen him on them yet just checking kevin
 

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I have more ??s does the male helmet sit on the eggs too I have not seen him on them yet just checking kevin
Normally the hen sits during the night until around 10 or 11 AM. Then the cock will sit from 10/11 until about 2/3 PM........So, yes, he SHOULD be pulling SOME nest duty.
 

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The male is not doing his part is this something to watch or what? kevin
Yes, if he's not sitting, then it's likely that she will abandon the eggs before they hatch. She's only been on them for a couple of days, so it's probably not a problem for her YET.........You could take the eggs and foster them out.........give her some dummy eggs, just to see what happens before you let her lay again. There ARE such things as bad pigeon parents. NOT A LOT.......but they're out there. I actually hear more about it when dealing with other breeds beside homers...........just my opinion though..........Homer is all I have and I've never had a problem. I had ONE set of Satinettes and they were AWFUL parents.
 

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do ya think modenas will sit on them or rollers hhmmm i have no dummy eggs
If the timing is right, yea.........I think Modenas are bigger birds? I would guess and say the Rollers would be a better choice...but I don't know really. Either pair has to have laid eggs around the same time though as this pair of birds.
 

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my female modena is getting ready to lay she has been sitting in the nest bowl alot in the last 2 days and that is waht my roller female did the last time she had eggs
 

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ya if i remeber right he is young 08 and she is 07 or 06 i have had them only a week so still new to me lols thanks for all your help kevin
 

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My sons modena hen dropped an egg but it was dropped on the other side of the cage so i put it in the nest bowl we have had severe storms all day so i don't know if she dropped cause she got scared or what kevin
 
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