my dove laid an egg on the 28th. a second one still has yet to appear. is it possible there is only one?? or should i be worried about an egg being stuck. how can i tell??
I don't have doves, but I'm going to assume that they do things pretty much like pigeons............sometimes they do just lay one egg. Is this a young pair? That could account for the one egg this time. If the hen was egg bound, you would know it. They are obviously in distress when this happens, so if they are acting normal, there's probably nothing to be concerned about.my dove laid an egg on the 28th. a second one still has yet to appear. is it possible there is only one?? or should i be worried about an egg being stuck. how can i tell??
If these are doves, the new baby when it is weaned can not stay in the cage with the parent birds, they will see it as an intruder then and it could get injured, the cock bird esp. will fight with the young one. so your going to need to get another cage any way. that is if it is fertile and hatches.yes i am going to let it hatch. i want to have one baby but then i probably will start replacing with the dummies because i dont have any room for more. i keep them inside in a cage. i dont have the lofts like everyone on here seems to have i have a couple pictures but im still figuring out this site so i dont really know how to get them up yet. ill try today.
It's because of them being in a cage. It's such a confined space the your two doves consider it THEIR space..........just like in a loft........a pair of birds may have a nest box.......the whole loft belongs to all the birds, but the nest boxes belong to pairs and no one else is allowed in their space...not even their own babies after a certain point.i wasnt goin to keep it for long. jus until it can be on its own then i was going to try and find a home for it. why would they think of it as an intruder? if every bird thought of another as an intruder then wouldnt nobody be able to keep as many as they do?
sometimes it is not that easy to find a home, esp. for one unsexed bird. and in the mean time it will have to have a cage of it's own or it will be injured or worse...Im telling you doves can be brutal when it comes to territory, I would hate to have something happen to the young bird. If you do not want the baby then what is the point of letting it hatch.i would consider investing in a loft if i knew the doves would stay. doves arent homers though so if they ever got out they would be gone forever. which i do not want to happen. i will find a home for they baby once its ready.