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Unk Bond
Posts: 294
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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Hello All
Help
My first youg bird to be on the ground. Have no idea which nest it came from [ Later
brent
Posts: 500
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Location: Raceland, Louisiana

I'm not an expert. Keep it safe and warm like in a box with straw covered with ventilation. Try to feed it if you can. Crickets dipped in water/pedialyte. Place it as soon as you can in a nest with chicks that are the same age. Fewer than 5 is preferred. Do it as soon as you can. I'm not as experienced as others so hopefully they will give advice, too.
Brent
Unk Bond
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Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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Hello Brent
Very-very good and thanks a bunch [ Later and stay safe.
C.C.Martins
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- Visitors.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021- 28 pair. 118 fledged
Home colony: mix natural, super and excluder gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satellite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mini castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021: 10 pair, 30 fledged
PMCA member

Brents right,
since its hard to tell look for the same age but be careful of putting it in a big nest.

do you have crickets?
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
Martintown33
Posts: 170
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:21 pm
Location: Laplace,La
Martin Colony History: 21 year colony. 2 s&k modified houses and gourd rack

Brent and Tom pretty much covered it. Not much else I can add to their advice.. Best of luck with the fledgling!
Rob
flyin-lowe
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Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Once they are of that age I no longer lower my housing because it can cause more jumpers. I have never brought them inside to rehab. Assuming they are old enough to maybe fly, I give them a light toss into the air about head height. If they have been on the ground for a while sometimes they catch their breath and can take off, they just couldn't get the lift from the ground. If I toss them and they flutter right back to the ground I get a ladder and stick them into a cavity that has young about the same age. Typically if I see a cavity that has you which have been sticking their heads out for a while, they will be close enough in age to accept one that fledged a couple days early. I found 8-10 this year that were on the ground, but I had close to 300 eggs hatch this year so that number is not bad. I am guessing there were others that were on the ground and I never found and possibly died due to nature or predators.
2021 Currently 62 nest 138 babies plus 110 eggs (6-317-21) HOSP count-9
2020 42 nest, Fledged 164 HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional lone SY's
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair 14 fledged.
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