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Please help! Found a bird egg I'm not sure what to do with it (1 Viewer)


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I found a bird egg in my garden 2 days ago in the middle of my garden I spent most of the day watching from indoors to see if any bird would come back for it but there was nothing and it was in a very peculiar place for an egg to be especially as i have a lot of foxes/badgers/crows/ravens/magpies who would usually eat any eggs that were on the ground. I know you're not meant to touch bird eggs but I picked it up to see if it was damaged but it was perfectly intact so I decided to bring it indoors and give it some heat because I know the other birds would of found it eventually. Its currently at 35 degrees with a bowl of water to bring up humidity but I'm not sure if it's even fertile or what kind of bird it is or really what I should do with it. Any help would be much appreciated thank you.


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It is unlikely that the egg will be viable. It looks like a wood pigeon egg. Should you find an egg again, the best thing to do is to try to find the nest it came from. Don't put an egg in an empty nest though.
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