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    WildBlueYonder
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    Hello to All,

    I have been very busy with work and a brief vacation these last couple of weeks….but I am pleased to announce that when I checked the box yesterday, 2 egss had hatched, by evening, 4 of the 5 had hatched.

    This morning I did not see an unhatched egg, so I am hoping it hatched too although it is hard to know because of the little pile of wee ones.

    The parents are very busy feeding and eating. I cannot express the level of wonder and joy I am experiencing right now. It really is amazing.

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Congratulations! Hope they do well.

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    This has to be at least 40 new blues from postings thus far. Sounds like a good year in the making.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    WildBlueYonder
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    I also noticed that several of us have 5 eggs/babies as well….must be the trending number this season!

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    WildBlueYonder
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    oops…was able to get a better look just now.
    the 5th egg has not hatched in about 36 hours or more. Is there a maximum number of days it should be left in the box -I think I read 4? Is there any action I need to take?

    Thanks in advance.

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    I have only had that experience once. I was told on another forum that 4-5 days was usually the time to remove the unhatched egg. Use a small spoon to remove it and to not disturb the young birds too much.

    5 eggs is generally the number of eggs that a bluebird will lay. This can vary due to weather conditions, age of the female, and others.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    dogsandbirds
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    If you’re going to remove an egg, the very best thing to use is a plastic spoon. Less chance of injury to egg or chicks. You don’t absolutely have to remove an egg. It could be fine through the whole nesting.

    First clutches are often the largest with the number reducing over the season. That doesn’t always happen but often does. Like David said, it also sometimes depends on the age and health of the female.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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