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  • #5192
    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
      Moderator

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

        Gin
        Atlanta, GA

        #5269
        Meg
        Participant

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

          #5272
          Lisa
          Participant

            Awww! Pictures! Congrats!

            #5305
            tamsea
            Moderator

              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

              #5327
              Meg
              Participant

                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

                • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by Meg.
                #5330
                verachuckdave
                Participant

                  Wow. The babies are awesome. Are they Carolina chickadees?

                  Susan
                  Pennsylvania

                  #5334
                  Meg
                  Participant

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

                    #5335
                    verachuckdave
                    Participant

                      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
                      Moderator

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

                        Gin
                        Atlanta, GA

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