Pigeons are monogamous and will usually mate for life and can be reproductively mature as early as 7 months of age! The peak breeding time of the year is the spring and the fall. When the population of a flock diminishes, the flock will increase their production of eggs in order to replenish the flock.
Female pigeons will lay eggs eight to twelve days after mating and will then hatch after eighteen days. Young chicks are fed pigeon milk that is regurgitated by both male and female pigeons. Chicks will typically leave the nest within 25-32 days after hatching. Each mating pair can have up to ten chicks per year!| Back |