How Many Eggs Do Pigeons Lay?

Pigeons typically lay two eggs.

Pigeons are members of the bird family Columbidae, which includes doves and rock pigeons. All species of pigeons and doves lay two eggs at a time. The female incubates the eggs for about 17 to 19 days. The young, called squabs, are born naked, blind, and helpless, and are fed crop milk by their parents.

How Many Eggs Does A Female Pigeon Lay In One Clutch?

The average female pigeon lays two eggs in one clutch, but can lay up to six.

How Many Eggs Does A Female Pigeon Lay In One Clutch?
A female pigeon will lay anywhere from one to six eggs in a clutch. The average is three or four. The record number of eggs laid in a single clutch is seven. Pigeons generally lay a new clutch of eggs every month or so. So, a female pigeon could conceivably lay more than 60 eggs in a year, though the number is usually closer to 20 or 30.

How Many Times A Year Do Pigeons Lay Eggs?

Pigeons lay eggs approximately 2-3 times per year.

Pigeons typically lay two eggs at a time and will have two to four clutches per year. In warm weather, pigeons may have up to six clutches. The incubation period is 18 days and both parents take turns sitting on the eggs to keep them warm.


How Long Does It Take For A Pigeon Egg To Hatch?

Pigeon eggs take 18 days to hatch.

What Is The Average Lifespan Of A Pigeon?

The average lifespan of a pigeon is about 15 years.


Pigeons typically lay 2-3 eggs at a time.

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Kathy Gonzales

I'm an author of I have kept pigeons as pets for over 20 years and have written several articles. Here in this blog, I cover topics such as how to care for pigeons, what to feed them, and how to keep them healthy.