So here is the pigeon nest in the potted dragon tree on my balcony now. Baby pigeons not only start out ugly-looking, they stay that way. I had baby chickens when I was little, and they are way cuter, and more precocious. Baby chickens scurry around almost from the beginning. Pigeon chicks are late bloomers. They stay in the nest for a long time being fed and watched over. This parent pigeon did not trust the big staring eye of the camera being pointed at them!