"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
When will these kids leave home?

OK - I now have 6 eggs in a dead plant hanging on the front porch. I first noticed when there were 3...then there were 5...now there are 6!!! Do Robins usually lay this many eggs or is there more than one using this nest?

So...how long will it be before the kids leave home and I can remove the dead plant?


__________________

__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2009, 10:38 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,346
What a coincidence, those eggs are all robin's egg blue!

I'd guess they'll be there most of the summer.

Can you move the whole hanging plant with the nest to a tree?
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
I nix the moving part. I think, as much as you might not like the idea, you should leave it alone when and until the "family" relocates. It's not a good idea to mess with a bird's nest.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 12:05 AM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
My DH wanted to move it to the top of the holly tree, which is probably about 5 - 6 feet tall. The thing that worries me is I just ran a neighborhood cat out of our balsam pine tree the other day trying to get to another nest!!!!

LOL Andy - yea, that is quite a coincidence!
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 05:03 AM   #5
Executive Chef
 
lifesaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southeast Kansas
Posts: 4,423
that is really cute, i've never heard of a bird laying it's eggs inside of a plant hanger. lol
__________________
Eat, Drink, Laugh and be Happy.
lifesaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 09:19 AM   #6
Senior Cook
 
Cooksie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 459
I've had birds build their nests in hanging baskets. To them, I guess, it looks safer than a tree. I've also had scissor-tail looking birds build their nests up in the covered part of my front porch. What a mess--bird poop all over the place. I wouldn't move the nest either. It won't be long, they'll be little fledgling bluebirds, and they'll go their merry way.
__________________
Cooksie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
Head Chef
 
sparrowgrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Highest point in Missouri
Posts: 1,794
I googled "Robin Incubation period" and the article said that the bird incubates the eggs for about 12 days (after they are all laid) and the birdies fledge (leave the nest) in about another 12 days.
__________________
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.
sparrowgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 04:48 PM   #8
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,481
I had a bird build a nest on my porch light just outside my door. Everytime we came or went the bird would fly off. When the babies hatched and were learning to fly, the parents would attack the door if it started to open. Thankfully they found a different place this year.
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 10:56 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Thanks for everyone's input!!
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 02:11 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
msmofet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 8,463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooksie View Post
I've had birds build their nests in hanging baskets. To them, I guess, it looks safer than a tree. I've also had scissor-tail looking birds build their nests up in the covered part of my front porch. What a mess--bird poop all over the place. I wouldn't move the nest either. It won't be long, they'll be little fledgling bluebirds, and they'll go their merry way.
birds nest soup after they leave the nest?
__________________

__________________
Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain. -Dave Barry
msmofet is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.