Good day, all. Well, our pigeon named Mo is now named Molene. For whatever reason, we thought Molene was a male. She laid a couple of eggs over the weekend. Goes to show how much more I need to learn about pigeons. I didn't realize a female could lay eggs without a male. Obviously they can, they're just not fertilized. I quickly looked up what to do with the eggs, but wanted to be sure you all agree. I read the eggs can be removed if done so immediately, otherwise we should let her sit on them for 18 days (unless one cracks, then replace it with a fake egg). We decided to let her sit on them. She's being so good taking care of them, we don't want to deny her the opportunity to care for them. Assuming this is advisable, when the 18 days are up, is there a tactful way to go about removing the eggs? I mean, do we just distract her and take them? Also, she makes very few appearances outside the enclosed portion of the loft. She stays on the eggs most of the day coming out only occasionally, and briefly. Wanted to be sure that's normal.