Pigeon Egg Shell Turns Transparent

Many readers of the farmingfriends website often find pigeon eggs and try to incubate them. I have recently been asked about the shell becoming transparent on the pigeon egg.

Hi, I have recently been able to take care of pigeon eggs. I have kept them in a shoebox with a 100watt bulb and a hot water bottle. But, just a hour ago 1 of the eggs turned transparent on the sides suddenly and I am not sure what this means. I would really appreciate to hear your response soon. Hana

Hi Hana,

Thanks for your question. I hope that your pigeon eggs are still doing ok. Unfortunately I don’t know much about hatching pigeon eggs. I have read in this article http://www.internationalmodenaclub.com/Online%20Library/Articles/M-P/PigeonEggsPg1-6.pdf that if the shell is transparent then this is a sign that the embryo is dead in the shell. I do hope that this isn’t the case and that your egg hatch.

Good luck and let me know how you get on.
Kind regards

Sara @ farmingfriends

If you have experience of hatching pigeon eggs and know what it means when a pigeon egg shell turns transparent then please leave a comment.

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