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Nesting box question #95787
March 17th, 2007 at 11:15 PM
March 17th, 2007 at 11:15 PM
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Joni_P Offline OP
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I have a "box" that I think would make a great nesting box, now my question is : Where should I put it so they will actually use it as a nesting box ?

Thanks in advance smile

Joni

I should add I have lots of farm cats so not sure if they would even want to come here ??? But the cats are more mousers, they usually leave the birds alone.

Re: Nesting box question #95788
March 18th, 2007 at 12:40 AM
March 18th, 2007 at 12:40 AM
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Depends on what type of birds you want to attract. Not ALL birds use bird houses or nest boxes. I find that the best place to put a nest box is on a post or fence pole, about 4-7 feet above the ground. You can put some sort of baffle or barrier around the pole above and/or below the box to keep cats and other predators out. If you are after bluebirds the boxes should be spaced about 300 feet from any other bluebird nest box or any human building, for best results. Here is a picture of a typical blue bird nest box with the critical dimensions that I drew using Google Sketch-Up:

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Re: Nesting box question #95789
March 18th, 2007 at 02:09 AM
March 18th, 2007 at 02:09 AM
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cool thanx so much ! I think i have the perfect spot for it ~ we'll see what I attract lol....

Joni


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