Baby Birds - unknown type- They actually hatched!!!!

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  1. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The electric inspector came out to the farm last week to inspect a new service we are having put in, and in one of the service boxes was a bird nest. He grabbed it and was getting ready to throw it down and I stopped him. I thought I would put them in the incubator and see what happened. 4 out of 5 HATCHED!!!! I have raised baby birds before from the newly hatched stage before, but none that were this small. Crows and a couple of common birds of unknown type...The first 2 weeks are very hard, after that it gets easier. Anybody have an idea of what they might be? I thought hummingbird but the beaks are wrong. [​IMG]
     
  2. bluesub

    bluesub Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where you are located, but the egg looks like a house wren. I just had a pair put a nest in one of my boxes and I just found the tiny, reddish egg on the ground.
     
  3. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and that is a macaroni in the nest for size comparison.
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wrens i believe [​IMG] hummers are MUCH smaller!
     
  5. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, we are neighbors!! I am 45 minutes south of you in Claysville.
     
  6. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These guys are so little I am feeding them with tweezers and they are really too big. If hummingbirds are smaller, I wouldn't be able to take care of them. As it is I have to put my reading glasses on to feed them. I think this is the smallest living creature I have ever seen except for bugs and fish.
     
  7. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like wrens, You can use exact baby bird formula with a small syringe but add calcium and vitamin d to it [​IMG] Congratulations! Baby Hummingbirds are the size of a pea.
     
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  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah for hummers think jellybean size and i don't mean the giant gourmet ones...[​IMG]
     
  9. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pea!! Jellybean!!! I am glad they aren't hummers!!!!

    I am feeding a mixture that we have always used for birds. Cooked macaroni in water, raw hamburger in egg and when a little older I will add bread in milk.
     
  10. equine623

    equine623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't mean to be rude, but I also can't let anyone else reading this thread think what you're doing is ok. Not only is what you're doing illegal, but you are feeding a completely nutritionally deficient diet! That is poor quality protein, almost zero vitamins and minerals and not the right fat proportions. You are dooming them to metabolic bone disease and a short, pain filled life.

    I can understand wanting to try to save them, but if you aren't even sure what kind of birds they are, and you have done no research regarding the proper care and raising on hatchlings, why do this? Its not fair to the birds.
     

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