When will the eggs hatch?

by Scott
(Martinez, Ca )

I have a pair sitting on eggs, but it has been about a month and no sign of babies. Wonder how long pair waits before giving up or trying again?


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Good question Scott. Readers have told us they have had doves sit on the nest for as long as 6 weeks before giving up!
Susan

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Jul 07, 2013
No babies yet. NEW
by: Lucy

I have a house wren that built a nest in my herb plants. It has been about 3weeks and nothing has happened. No babies. How long will she continue to sit on the egg.

Thank you lucy

Jun 05, 2013
DOVES WITH TWO TEENAGERS ALREADY FLYING AND A NEW EGG IN SAME NEST NEW
by: Anonymous

THERE IS A FAMILY OF DOVES IN MY WINDOW BOX. A MOTHER, FATHER, AND TWO TEENAGERS. YESTERDAY I SAY THE MOTHER LAY ANOTHER EGG. IS THIS UNUSUAL?

May 29, 2012
Are there any eggs??
by: Randy

I also have a Dove sitting in a nest on top of a pile of pop cans. She has been there a long time and I haven't seen her leave the nest or any other Dove come to feed her. I thought maybe she was dead but she did move a bit as I approached the nest. Should I make her leave so she will get food for herself and maybe find another mate?

May 17, 2012
Question about eggs
by: Anonymous

I had one egg, wk later another egg, came home today to a third egg. What is happening? Can there be more than 2 eggs or another mother laid final egg. It's on my plant stand under my patio cover. Any help would be appreciated

May 17, 2012
Morning Dove nesting duds?
by: Shirley

I have 2 morning doves nesting in my planter box and they had 3 eggs...one hatched and is gone but there are 2 still there and the parents still sit and will not go.....I think the eggs are dudds but I can't just push them out.....does anyone have any suggestions????.........

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