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Bluebirds/27th day - 5 live babies haven't left nest


I open the box, they look at me but there hasn't been any move to fledge...parents are still attentive...I feed probably 20 mealworms twice daily....

Something is certainly wrong as they should fledge at about 19 days AFTER HATCHING. When did you start counting the 25 days? Are the parents feeding the young? Please contact me at And do you have my free Bluebird book? Bluebird Bob Walshaw.


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