I'm new here so I don't know if I'm posting in the right thread but I have a Finch nest that has been in my laundry room for 2 years now. The mother recently laid eggs and they hatched about a week ago (3/18 or 3/19). We had seen the mother in the nest and the father bringing food back-and-forth but the past 2 days I haven't seen either parent but the chicks are alive because they lift their head up if a noise is made. We've tried to be as quiet and non disturbing as we could but since they're in my laundry room I have no choice but to go in there a couple times a day. My laundry room is attached to my house but it has its own door and we leave it open so the parents can get back-and-forth without any problems. My question is how will I know if the chicks have been abandoned? I don't want to touch or disturb their nest if the mother is coming back but I also don't want them to die if she's not. I'm new to this and I don't know anything about birds I've tried to look info up but I can't find the answers that I'm looking for. I'm hoping someone on here can help me out.