thanks for the reply, sir.Hi
I have never heard of a pigeon eating an egg. Sometimes an egg may get broken, usually by inexperienced parents - or birds who have been disturbed - trampling them. or may roll out if not too safely situated (and seemingly disappear). Pigeons will often remove the shell after an egg hatches, and I have read of them eating bits of eggshell (probably for the calcium) so I guess it's possible they may do so if an egg gets smashed.
pigeons are nothing like chickens and I have to say I have never heard of them eating their own eggs ...my guess would be they are either inexperianced birds, meaning young and crushed their own eggs or maybe just weak shelled eggs or they were broken in a fight over their nest with other birds@ Charis[/B], it's been weeks since I gave them grits. I only feed them with grains nowadays, no oyster shells.
No, I haven't seen them actually eating the eggs, I just suspect it since egg-eating is common with white leghorns (utility chickens).... Was it due to lack of calcium in their body?