The incubation period is 18 days.I just got a mated pair of king oigeons less than a week ago. They have made a nest and have laid one egg. What is the gestation period of this egg ? I thought they usually laid at least two. This is my first king pigeons and I would like to have more. Is there a way to tell the sex of a young pigeon so that I can get pairs? Thank You in advance for your time... Gale
The other egg will come two days after this one is laid. Sometimes a young hen will lay only one egg the first time she lays.
The males are usually bossy and noisy, and do little dances where they turn 360 degrees, although this may not be noticeable until they are over 2 months of age. Hens are quieter. However, there are exceptions.