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    Hatching a Diamond Dove egg...

    My diamond dove has been sitting on an egg for 3 days, and I haven't seen her leave the nest once to eat or drink! Is she okay? Is this normal? She is young. She has laid other eggs but abandoned them after a day or so. This is the first time she's stayed on the nest, and I'm a little nervous.

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    Re: Hatching a Diamond Dove egg...

    Hi Sharon, I am sorry no one answered your question here and hope by now that your bird has started to eat.
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    Thank you! I think she is ok. I talked to a friend who raises chickens, and he says that's what hens do. They go into kind of a trance-like state...their bodies sort of slow down so they eat very little in order to stay on the nest. She hops down for only a few seconds now and then. I think I'll have a baby dove in a few days!!!

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    Oh my goodness I would be so excited if I was you!! I could not even imagine how exciting it would be to actually watch a little baby bird be hatched out and then grow up. I hope you share some of the pictures of your little one here for us to see.
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    Re: Hatching a Diamond Dove egg...

    Thanks so much, Deanna! At this moment her mate (William) is sitting on the egg, and she (Kate) is having a rest! : )

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    Re: Hatching a Diamond Dove egg...

    Do keep us updated. How exciting!! Good luck!!
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