Small nest? Big babies? No problem!

Nesting moms, are you having trouble fitting all your babies into one nest? Your troubles are over! We’ve got photos to inspire you to fit all those babies into one nest in an elegant, orderly way. A successful breeding season doesn’t have to mean clutter anymore!

These eggs are a mess. Look at that one shoved under the others. Don't let this be your nest!

These eggs are a mess. Look at that one shoved under the others. Don’t let this be your nest!

Five eggs is a blessing—and a curse. How are you supposed to fit them all? Well, savvy BARB put her eggs in a circular arrangement.

BARB's eggs

BARB’s eggs

Now she can incubate them without shame!

BARB on her well-organized nest.

BARB on her well-organized nest.
(Photo by M. LaBarbera.)

If that seems a bit too fussy, too much like your grandmother’s nest, then get creative. LORA had fun with it and made a nifty elongated arrangement.

LORA's eggs

LORA’s eggs

Of course it only gets harder when your darlings hatch and get HUGE! Fortunately for you, there are lots of acceptable ways to order your big babies. Show your personal style!

OKRA and her siblings went for an everyone-facing-out look.

OKRA and her siblings went for an everyone-facing-out look.

OKRA's mom proudly sits on her babies.

OKRA’s mom proudly sits on her babies.

MALK and his siblings prefer the double-decker face-forward.

MALK and his siblings prefer the double-decker face-forward, a natural choice for four-chick nests.

ARBS and his siblings demonstrate the more challenging five-bird double-decker face-forward.

ARBS and his siblings demonstrate the more challenging five-bird double-decker face-forward. Make sure to have three babies on the bottom row!

The face-backward, also known as the reverse face-forward. Not the most efficient for feeding, but KASS says, "My friends were surprised and impressed at my unconventional choice. I like to be my own bird."

The face-backward, also known as the reverse face-forward. Not the most efficient for feeding, but KASS says, “My friends were surprised and impressed at my unconventional choice. I like to be my own bird.”

Like SESA and her siblings, you'll need a lot of space for the linear face-forward, but its understated elegance makes this one a classic.

Like SESA and her siblings, you’ll need a lot of space for the linear face-forward, but its understated elegance makes this one a classic.

Okay moms—now it’s time to arrange your nest in style!

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