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    Meg
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    Well was expecting my chickadees to hatch yesterday or today but still nothing. I’ll be away all weekend, but hoping I come home to 5 babies!

    I read incubation is 12-13 days but the dees start incubating with second to last egg so this is when I started counting. Anyone had dees that took longer to hatch?

    #5194
    dogsandbirds
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    Like anything else, incubation time is a variable thing. Maybe when you get back there will be hatchlings.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

    #5269
    Meg
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    Got back this morning and all the eggs have hatched so have 5 baby chickadees!

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    Lisa
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    Awww! Pictures! Congrats!

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    tamsea
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    Sweet. I wish I had dees nes In here. What type of box are they in. I might move my PVC box that my TRES use up near my house …..maybe they’ll take to that.

    Tammy

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    Meg
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    I don’t really know what the different box types are called so here’s a picture. The floor is about 4″ wide and a little longer depth maybe 5″.

    Here’s a picture of the babies from today. Not exactly sure how old since I was gone when they hatched but they are between 2-5 days.

    Box

    Babies

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    #5330
    verachuckdave
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    Wow. The babies are awesome. Are they Carolina chickadees?

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

    #5334
    Meg
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    They’re Black-capped chickadees. There’s also a 5th baby in there somewhere.

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    verachuckdave
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    They are really sweet. I didn’t know they nested in boxes. I have chickadees at my feeder in the winter, but I am actually pretty ignorant about their nesting habits.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

    #5337
    dogsandbirds
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    They nest in boxes quite nicely, but can also excavate their own cavity.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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