Photo of the Month Winner - poutrylover99

Chicken Forum > Chicken Raising Forums > General Chicken Discussion > Pigeons hatching chicken eggs!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
jennifer
 
jennifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 534
Liked 128 Times on 97 Posts

Default Pigeons hatching chicken eggs!

So I have been pet sitting next door- which is across the woods.. He has a pigeon house. I am going to slip a few eggs in and see if they hatch them! I have no broody here but want to see if this works. They can stay in the pigeon house after they hatch in a separate area.. Anybody heard of this?



__________________
jennifer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 07:05 AM   #2
Apyl
ChF_MODERATOR.png
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,157
Liked 448 Times on 371 Posts
Likes Given: 259

Default

I have never heard of this, so I googled a bit. Pigeons hatch their eggs in 17 - 19 eggs, so this might be an issue. Since the instincts tell the pigeon they don't need to site 21 days. Pigeon eggs develop with 98.4 -100.4 degrees so this is different as well. With chicken eggs even a fluctuation of a degree can change the outcome of the hatch. Also I would assume the egg size would be a big factor too and if the pigeon can get the egg/s under them. Interesting thought though. Keep us posted.



__________________
Apyl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
Sundancers
ChF_MODERATOR.png
 
Sundancers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,425
Liked 269 Times on 222 Posts
Likes Given: 518

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jennifer View Post
They can stay in the pigeon house after they hatch in a separate area..
If the pigeon did hatched them you would have to put them in a brooder, I would think. The pigeon feeds her little ones with pigeon milk not by pecking.
__________________

Andi

Homesteading ... it's a way of life.

"I am the momma-bear your daddy warned you about" ...

Sundancers is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #4
robin416
ChF_SUPPORTER.png
 
robin416's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SE Alabama
Posts: 2,381
Liked 194 Times on 187 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Yes, the feeding thing could really knock this idea off the rails. Pigeon peeps have a completely different nutrition need than chicken peeps.

__________________
robin416 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
Sundancers
ChF_MODERATOR.png
 
Sundancers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,425
Liked 269 Times on 222 Posts
Likes Given: 518

Default

The feeding was the first thing that popped into my mind ... along with a number of other things.

They are different in so many ways. (sorry) While I can see a mom hatching an (small) egg or two that is about as far as it can go... The runt
pigeon had a egg about the size of small banty. (That was about it)

But it would not be able to raise it, even if it did hatch it.

Best of luck...



__________________

Andi

Homesteading ... it's a way of life.

"I am the momma-bear your daddy warned you about" ...

Sundancers is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Idaho 12+ Assorted Purebred Chicken Hatching Eggs qcupoultry Hatching Eggs 5 12-19-2013 03:24 PM
Dove and Pigeons My pigeons jacksonT Gamebirds 1 10-26-2013 10:15 PM
Arkansas Got Pigeons?? BirdManSamiJD Wanted 2 08-05-2013 02:31 AM
Hatching eggs 2rain Broody Hens & Egg Laying 7 07-20-2013 10:28 PM
Eggs not hatching amandahalterman Incubation & Hatching 8 05-14-2013 12:09 PM

Newest Threads