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Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

The shaded part of the map shows the Carolina Chickadee living all year long.

They brood once a year and the clutch size can be anywhere from 3-10 eggs, white with reddish brown fine dots.  The incubation period is 11-15 days and the nestling period is 13-19 days.

There diet is insects, seeds, and berries.

FEED

If you wish to attract the Carolina Chickadee to your yard, listed below are some of the food options this bird prefers.

 Peanuts

Peanuts

 

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Suet

Suet

 

Peanut Hearts

Peanut Hearts

Mealworm

Mealworms

 

Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Nyjer

Nyjer

 

Safflower

Safflower

 

 

FEEDERS

To attract the Carolina Chickadee to your yard using feeders, listed below are the type of feeders they prefer to use.  The pictures below, are some examples of each category.

PLATFORM FEEDERS

Any size, style or shape can be used.  All the food mentioned above can be used on a platform feeder.  Also known as tray feeders and fly thru feeders.

Platform FeederPlatform Feeder

TUBE FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or style of tube feeder can be used, designed to hold one or a variety of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, nyjer or safflower.

Window Tube FeederCaged Tube FeederMesh Feeder

HOPPER FEEDERS

Any size, shape or style can be used, holding any of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, or nyjer.

Hopper FeederHopper FeederHopper Feeder

SUET FEEDERS

Any size, style or shape can be used, either a combination feeder of suet and bird seed or a single suet feeder.

Suet FeederCaged Suet FeederSuet Feeder

MEALWORM FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or style that is designed for mealworms.

Mealworm FeederMealworm FeederMealworm Feeder

BIRDHOUSES

Any style, shape and exterior size will work if the interior dimensions are closely related to a 4" x 4" floor to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor.  Interior height between 6"-10"  An entrance hole that is 1 1/8" in diameter that is 4" to 8" above the floor.  Your bird house can be place 4' to 15' high, with the entrance hole facing in any direction. If you plan to place more than one nest box for the Carolina Chickadee, place your nest boxes 30' apart to avoid territorial denomination. 

Listed below are some examples of birdhouse, the Carolina Chickadee may use.


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