How Do I Take Care Of A Robins Egg That Fell Out Of Its Nest? I Do Not Now When It Fell Out.

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The first thing to do is search websites such as:

Www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/.../robin/index.aspx

Look at the website above to check if the egg is healthy. After doing this the way of looking after the egg is the same as looking after any egg from any other bird. The egg needs to be kept warm, at the similar temperature of that of a mother robin would be. The egg should hatch after about a 13 day incubation period.

The chicks hatch naked, and are totally dependent on their parents for food and warmth. Both parents look after the nestlings. Feather growth will become evident with the appearance of quills at three days of age. By five days the eyes start to open and they are completely open by eight days.

By this time, rows of feathers will start to appear on backs and flanks. The body is more or less feathered by 10 days. Flight feathers are the last to grow, and as the chicks fledge at 14 days, they will not be able to fly for another couple of days.

The young are tended by their parents for up to three weeks after fledging. Frequently the care of the fledged young is left to the male, while the female prepares herself for the next nesting effort. Robins have two broods a year. Three successful broods a year is not uncommon, and in a good year even four are known.

These multiple broods result in a long breeding season, and nestlings can be found until late July. There are considerable losses during the egg and chick stage only about 57% of eggs from completed clutches result in fledged youngsters.

Despite being fiercely territorial against their own kind, robins do not normally bother about birds of other species near their nests. The parental instincts of robins are highly developed, which has led to the frequent reports of robins feeding the chicks or fledglings of other species. The most regular recipients of this unexpected care are song thrush, blackbird, spotted flycatcher and willow warbler.
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I just found one today! I candled it about 10 minutes ago and its alive!!!!! There are about 21 days till it hatches if it lasts that long!   Robins egg temperatures is about 99-101 degress Fahrenheit!    So put it in a fake nest ( Made out of toilet paper or tissues ) and if you feel it and its colder than YOUR hand then its too cold if its a lot hotter than your hand then its a gonner!
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Well first you should see if it is healthy there are some websites you can go to but I just can't think of at this moment. And if it is healthy you want to keep it warm by incubating it or putting it in something comfortable and put a light over it (a warm light). Here are some things I found on the internet about robin eggs....you need high humidity, you need to gently turn it over every day, and you need an incubator or something like an incubator like a fish bowl with a heating pad under it and some cotton balls over it. And don't just sit the egg in the bowl put something soft under it like a blanket. And if you need more help go to a wild life rehab center or asbury woods, some place like that.
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Well we are keeping them under a UV light with them under a towel so they don't get to hot. I have never done this before so this may not work. I'm giving it a try though. Did you find the eggs? Were they abandoned? Put them in a box with the nest. Try to candle them. You will have to turn them about every two hours. I have not done that because I need to sleep. But my dad has. When did you find them? We took them in on June 12th 2009. People say that its a very slim chance of keeping them warm. Someone said that they need to keep them at 104 degrees f. I don't think thats right. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you.
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Maybe a blanket but thats hard work!
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Candle the egg and see if it is still alive, most birds will rid the nest of bad eggs... If it is a fertile egg you can incubate it with a heating pad or hot water bottle and turn the egg occasionally...
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I had three fall out of a nest that I was looking after and I just picked them up using a glove so my scent was not on them and put them straight back before the robins came back and they were fine. All three have now flown the nest along with the parents and hopefully the parents will be back next year!

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