Pigeon Age Chart: Easily Calculate A Baby Pigeon’s Age

If you’ve ever wondered what a baby pigeon’s development looks like from birth through to becoming fledglings, the chart below shows you exactly how they look during the first 30 days of their lives.

If you’ve found a baby pigeon and have no idea how old it is then you can compare its appearance to the photos in the chart (and video) below to get a rough idea.

1 day1 day old pigeon
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29 days29 day old pigeons
30 days30 day old pigeons

Massive thanks to Arif of mumtazticloft.com for allowing us to use these images of his baby Turkish Tumbler pigeons for this chart.

31 day old pigeons

Once pigeons reach 30 days old they are fledglings and are ready to leave the nest.

By this time they look more or less like a fully grown adult pigeon (which is why you never see baby pigeons), the only giveaway of their age is their slightly fluffier, cleaner-looking feathers.

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Dan has been fascinated with pigeons since his youth when he used to feed them breadcrumbs at the local park. With a background in SEO Dan noticed a few years ago that there were very few websites around dedicated to his favorite bird so he set out to change that by starting Pigeonpedia.

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