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Incubating Pigeon Eggs

Incubation Period

The incubation period for pigeon eggs is 17 days.

Incubation Temperature

The temperature in the incubator for pigeon eggs is 99.5 – 100.5 degrees fahrenheit.

Humidity Levels

The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for pigeon eggs is 84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Final Day Of Egg Rotation

The final day of egg rotation for pigeon eggs is day 15.

Please note that all of this information is only a guide and that this information may differ according to the incubator manufacturer’s guide.

Always consult the manufacturer’s guide when using an incubator and automatic egg turner.

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11 Responses to “Incubating Pigeon Eggs”

  1. hussain says:

    hello guys!!!!!!!! I have a pair of pigeons who has recently layed 2 eggs……. But the problem is that they have seperated both eggs within the cage…… Male pigeon sit on one egg and female on other……… Is this okk??????? Please rply me guyzzz………..

  2. Emily says:

    Hi, a wild pigeon couple (or rather city pigeon couple) made a nest on our fire escape and laid 2 eggs. Today I noticed there is only 1 egg in the nest :( :( :( . There has been a large raven that I’ve spotted on our fire escape a couple times recently…do you think the raven ate it?
    The egg sitters (both mom and dad on a rotation, as I understand) go and leave the nest a few times a day…perhaps just to stretch their wings or grab a bite to eat? Do you think it’d be helpful (or harmful?) to leave some bread crumbs for them…perhaps then they’d stay on the remaining egg and leave less time for it to be out in the open?

  3. pretty bird says:

    hi i bought a pair of pigeon at an auction a little before christmas. they are old and in their prime, and i am afraid that if i let them out of the loft they will fly away. also they are at this moment incubating 2 eggs. will this make them stay forever? i could use some feed back and someone who knows alot about pigeons. thanks bye.

  4. loki says:

    hiii sara,
    I hav a pair of pigeons, fortunately kept eggs.
    Now the pblm is the female is took away by Eagle. so, the eggs are left alone.
    I hav kept a bulb, and done an artificial incubator.
    will it work?? Can I hope a lovely pair of young birds????

    check my birds in facebook:

  5. leunam ladiv says:

    I have a pet pair pigeons in captivity and layed 2 eggs. The female sits on them for just 2 days only and don’t want to hatch them anymore, so i got the eggs and placed them under a lamp. the light capacity of the bulb is 20 watts. Is that right?

  6. una says:

    hi i found a pigeon egg last week, i’m doing the candle thing tonight, but how do i incubate it? my airing cupboard does not generate any heat.

  7. thomas says:

    how long does it take 4 the hen 2 lay its 2nd egg ???

  8. sara says:

    Hi Chappy,
    The pigeon eggs won’t spoil if the pigeons don’t sit on the eggs for the first few days. When birds lay their eggs they will lay one a day until they have a clutch of eggs and then the pigeon will sit on the eggs. It is only at the point of sitting on the eggs when the conditions are right that incubation will start. So the egg laid on the first day will still hatch at the same time as the egg laid on subsequent days!
    Hope this helps. Good luck with the hatch.
    Let me know how your pigeons get on. Are they wild pigeons or do you keep pigeons?
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

  9. chappy says:

    good day, will my pigeon eggs spoil if they dont lie on them for the first day or two after laying?

  10. Asmat Hyder says:

    the incubation period of pigeon is 21 days not 17. i have observed that the pigeon incubate the eggs for 21 days and on 21th day the squabs are hatched out. if you have question please send me email.

  11. rachael says:

    i found an egg in hamilton square i looked for the nest as told to but could not find it im in work at the moment and have it under a lamp near a radiator but how do i make sure it lives i have checked the candle thing and its alive i do not want to kill it so how shll i go about making sure it lives write back as soon as possible please thanks rachael.