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Hatch and Fledge dates for Purple Martins
3 Easy Steps.
Pick the month when the first egg was laid in any particular nest.
Pick the day of the month when the first egg was laid in any particular nest.
Pick the number of total eggs for that day and month for any particular clutch.
Pick the month when your first egg was laid.
To find your Martin egg hatch and fledge dates read the directions at the top of the page and make a selection. You will automatically be taken to the next step/page with similar instructions. By following 3 easy steps you'll be able to predict the hatch and fledge dates, and ages of the nestlings, in any given clutch.
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You must do nest checks every 5 days.
It takes at least two consecutive nest checks to determine when the "first" and "last" egg in a clutch is laid.
Martins lay a total of 1-7 eggs.
One egg is laid at sunrise everyday during the "laying cycle".
Parents will hide the eggs under nest material, probe around gently to find them all.
Hatching can take up to 3 days.
Hatching begins approximately 15 days after the final egg is laid.
Nestlings cannot fly until they are at least 26 days old and usually fledge on the average of 30 days in a period between 26 to 35 days.