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      I am new to the group so i’m not entirely sure how to go about asking questions.

      I have a momma bluebird who laid 4 eggs in her nest.

      She has been nesting on them for over 20 days although i’m pretty sure it may even be closer to 25.

      There doesn’t seem to be any activity with the eggs but she continues to sit.

      My concern is that the eggs are probably not fertile so i’m wondering what I should do with the eggs.

      I am sad to think I would need to discard of them as I feel for momma but I don’t know what the process is with this type of thing as this is my first time with birds and nesting.

      Could you tell me the best way to go about this?

      Thank you in advance for your response.

      Annette :bluebird6:

      Carol – Mid-Mo.

        Annette, welcome to our forum. Goodness, you do have a problem – or actually the mama blue does. 14 days is the normal time for eggs to hatch and it would be a little late in the season any way, although where you live makes a difference. You could candle one egg to see if there is anything in it – the process for candling could be found on which is an excellent bluebird website with tons of information. If you do not wish to do this, I would just leave mama alone – she will get the idea they are not fertile at some point. Hope you will have better luck next year.

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