Why Are Baby Pigeon Sightings Rare?

Pigeons prefer to lay eggs in hidden places. In fact, the pests choose nesting sites like the undersides of bridges, roof eaves, and window ledges to avoid human contact. Therefore, it’s rare for homeowners to see young pigeons.

Pigeon Development

Females typically lay between one to three eggs at a time and can produce up to five broods a year. Incubation lasts for about 20 days. After hatching, the offspring spend about a month in the nest before they can fend for themselves. By the time a baby pigeon leaves the roost, it is fully grown with adult feathers.

Control and Removal

Residents may reduce the chances of adult and baby pigeons nesting around homes by using bird spikes, netting, or scare tactics. Spike strips and nets keep the pests from even landing on surfaces, let alone nesting. Items used to frighten birds, such as reflective balloons, bright lights, and loud noises, make yards seem unsafe to pigeons.

Unfortunately, these tools don’t always work, and birds often adapt to their presence. For the best control of baby pigeons, contact the professionals at Trutech.