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Carolina Wren nest with eggs 2

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I have a Carolina Wren nest with eggs in a potted plant on my patio. I've been afraid to water the plant fearing this would harm the eggs. Does anyone have experience with this?  Will it be ok to add some water so the plant won't die and expose their nest?

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Welcome to WhatBird!

I don't have direct experience with this, but I've heard it's OK to water slowly away from the nest; try to add a little bit at a time so there's no standing water above the soil, just let it soak in. I would think bottom watering would work too, but that would be hard if it's a hanging plant. 

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Does it get rained on?  If so, they knew it when they built the nest and I'm thinking watering would be fine.

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It does not get rain as it is under a covered patio. I am going to follow the suggestion to give a little water slowly and not have the eggs float in water. Thanks!

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