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  • How to know if pigeon has abandoned its chicks?
  • Premier Icon Markie
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    So. Pigeons nest on the front of the house, have done for years.

    I think there’s already been a set which have grown and flown. Currently 2 chicks in the nest, but mother hasn’t been seen for 2 days, and not there now (almost 11 at night).

    What signs might there be that she’s not coming back? If I watch the nest for a few hours Tomorrow morning should I expect to see her?

    Raised baby birds that have fallen out of nests before, but never taken them from a nest!

    Thanks!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Assuming you’re in the UK You’re not allowed to take them from the nest. Leave it be.

    Sometimes nature is a bitch. But the crows and magpies will clean it up if mother bird doesn’t.

    Premier Icon tlr
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    Yep, leave them.

    Of the 30+ eggs that were laid in 5 nests in our garden, only 4 fledged I think. One nest was abandoned at the egg stage, one got the eggs predated, one got the chicks predated and the two others just had a natural attrition rate.

    I love birds and animals, but even I’m not convinced we are short of pigeons….!

    Premier Icon Markie
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    Thank you both, appreciated.

    Premier Icon eskay
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    I love birds and animals, but even I’m not convinced we are short of pigeons….!

    Spot on, pigeon population around here is out of control!

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