can i move a bird nest with hatchlings

I was thinking of giving them a couple of weeks, to let them get stronger but before they start sh*ting all over the place, then moving the nest outside.

The general consensus on the Internet seems to be that the parents will abandon a moved nest, but I cant imagine that. Ill be moving the nest around 30 feet or so, where the parents fly anyway. I would tend to think the parental instincts would still kick in even if the nest is moved.

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I considered moving the nest outside after giving them a few weeks to grow stronger but before they start shitting everywhere.

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The parents will abandon a moved nest, according to the general consensus on the Internet, but I can’t imagine that In any case, I’ll be moving the nest about thirty feet, where the parents currently fly. If the nest is moved, I believe that parental instincts would still come into play.

Birds are content in their nests. Birds will frequently return to the same location to build a nest each season.

Wait until the young birds have left the area before engaging in any activity near the nest. The nesting area will be safer for the young birds if there is less activity there. The nest may be moved after it has been vacated.

When a mother bird builds a nest, the bird becomes accustomed to both the nest and its surroundings. The bird may not be able to locate the nest if you move it because of the altered surroundings.

You may occasionally question whether moving the nest to a more convenient or safe location would be wise. Since there’s a chance the mother will leave the nest, this idea is really not advised.

Try to stay away from the area until the birds have left a nest if you find one in your yard in an awkward spot. Usually, young birds leave their nests after a short while. The baby birds need about a month to mature before they are ready to leave it. You will soon be able to utilize that portion of your yard once more.


What happens if you move a birds nest with babies?

We don’t recommend that you move the nest; Birds will often abandon their nest if it is moved. Only in extreme circumstances should you consider relocating a nest, and if you do, it must be replaced very close, within a few feet of the original location. Once relocated, watch and make sure the parents are returning.

Will mom bird find a moved nest?

If you move the nest, the adult bird may move on. This is especially likely if the bird can’t find the nest again. In the wild, nests get attacked by predators and disturbed all the time. So, birds are not likely to relocate to the nest’s new site if you move it.

Can you remove a nest with baby birds?

With some exceptions, you can remove nests as long as they’re not being built or in use. However, please keep in mind that some species will have more than one brood in the same nest in a given season. What’s more, unless there’s a reason to remove the nest, leaving it alone can be beneficial for wild birds.

What to do with birds nest with babies?

Baby birds: Nestlings and fledglings If you can locate the nest nearby, the best thing to do is simply place the nestling back in the nest. If you cannot locate the nest, leave the nestling where you found it or move it to a shaded area. The parents will come back. Don’t worry, your scent won’t deter the parents.