My lady finch had four eggs in her clutch. One egg disappeared almost immediately, so I can only assume it got broken. She sat on the remaining three a couple weeks before the first one hatched. The other two never did hatch and they are still in there with the baby Finch that is really starting to look like a bird now that the feathers are growing in. He/She is going to be white like the mother. It is a mystery to me why the other two eggs did not hatch, but for her first nest, so far it is still a success in my book. This baby is really loud and squeaks to be fed.
I have held the baby a couple times already, getting the little thing accustomed to humans. It doesn’t seem to mind, but only wants to be fed and aims that open mouth at me.