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  • #3254
    Lubricator
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      Got babies this morning. Both parents are bringing food for the little ones. Can’t tell how many chicks are in there. Can’t see the top of the nest.

      Lubricator

      #3259
      tamsea
      Moderator

        What?!! That’s crazy. Where are you from? I can’t remember. There’s a few inches of snow on the ground here this morning.

        Tammy

        #3268
        Lubricator
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          I’m in Mobile, Alabama. I’ve only had my nesting box up 4 years and have had bluebird chicks the previous 2 years. This is by far the earliest the bluebirds have laid eggs. I think the very mild winter we had is a factor.

          Lubricator

          #3277
          dogsandbirds
          Moderator

            I agree. This is crazy! High of around 35 here today. I envy you.

            Gin
            Atlanta, GA

            #3282
            tamsea
            Moderator

              Hope it stays decent for your babies!

              Tammy

              #3289
              Lubricator
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                Having a cold spell but I think the babies survived it. The parents are still feeding them. I don’t know how many chicks as I can’t see the nest. Unable to post a photo. If I’m E-mailed I will reply with a photo…..
                henrylawrence2000@yahoo.com

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                Lubricator

                #3293
                Carol – Mid-Mo.
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                  Crazy, crazy! Sure hope they survive – do you think you need to put insulation around the box to keep it warmer? You would just put the foam directly against the wood, not with spacers like you do when trying to keep the heat OUT. I have done this before when I had eggs, not babies, and it turned unusually cold. I even wrapped the foam in plastic to keep it warmer. If I remember correctly, they did survive a pretty cold spell, eggs that is, not babies. Best of luck.
                  We had temps in the upper 20’s the past few nights, but tonight is supposed to be just above freezing and then warm up some next week.

                  #3296
                  Lubricator
                  Participant

                    The chicks are fine. They survived the cold spell. The parents are still feeding the young ones frequently. Thank you for your concern. The weather here is warming.

                    Lubricator

                    #3297

                    Snow earlier this week now in the low 40s. Maybe in to 50s next week. Should be about time for the birds to get serious about building nests. The robins in the area are starting to battle over nesting locations.

                    David
                    Stafford, VA

                    #3301
                    Lisa
                    Participant

                      Me too! In Fairhope…
                      They tormented me for weeks and finally settled down and I have 5 eggs!

                      #3302
                      Lisa
                      Participant

                        Curious…do you see yours in Winter? I never do. They show up in February….

                        #3305
                        Lubricator
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                          They stop by occasionally in winter. They roost on the curtain rod I installed as a perch and check out the nesting box.\
                          We had a very mild winter here in Mobile, Alabama which I believe is the reason they built a nest so early in February. The eggs hatched last week and the chicks are getting fed often by the parents.

                          Lubricator

                          #3308
                          tamsea
                          Moderator

                            Mine used to stay ALL winter but the past two year they are scarce from October -Jan and sometime after that they come back.

                            Tammy

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