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My pigeons are laying eggs

Discussion in 'Softbill Circle' started by StephFaunce, 1/24/18.

  1. StephFaunce

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    I've never had any of my birds lay eggs and one day here's Henry sitting on 4! Now here I thought I had 4 males and one female but then there were 2 cubbies with eggs! How can I make sure the eggs are ok? How long till they hatch?
     
  2. StephFaunce

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    Can males have eggs too?
     
  3. Chantilly Lace

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    My indoor duck just laid her first egg too!
     
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    No, male birds cannot lay eggs. It depends what type of bird you have, they all hatch at different times.
     
  5. snada

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    They take about 18 days to hatch. I swap out my eggs with fake eggs for my pet pigeons to sit on. Otherwise I would have hundreds of pigeons by now :hehe:
     
  6. StephFaunce

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  7. StephFaunce

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    My eggs have like a spiral design on them if I shine a light on them
     
  8. Birdbabe

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    That's the design as they pass through the reproductive canal..as long as theyre firm and well formed, no worries..but, do increase calcium, and/ or calcium rich food
     
  9. StephFaunce

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    Thank you Brisbane! Any suggestions on food or can I mix the powder maybe in their water? I dip my house sparrows meal worms in the powder before she gets them
     
  10. StephFaunce

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    KINDLE_CAMERA_1515062825000.jpg that's my Henry (in the sunny spot) and my William Winer
     
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  11. StephFaunce

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    That was supposed to say birdbabe lol
     
  12. Birdbabe

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    If you have calcium powder you can mix it in the food and water,,will they eat scrambled eggs? My pidge loves them, I toss crushed cuttlebone in them before serving them..she also eats the shaved cuttlebone,,,and,,all my birds get liquid calcium for the water.
     
  13. StephFaunce

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    I've only given them boiled eggs, bell peppers, carrots and broccoli
     
  14. StephFaunce

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    OMG I am finally a grandma! Two couples with a total of 5 babies! But the couple with 3 babies is confusing?
     
  15. StephFaunce

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    Two of the babies are really big but the third one fits in the cuff of my hand KINDLE_CAMERA_1527869641000.jpg
     
  16. StephFaunce

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    I will include picture of smaller baby when I feed it
     
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