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    Question bluebird house

    anyone know how large the hole in a blue bird house should be. i know it needs to be just the right size or they wont use the house or other predator birds can invade

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    I can remember that my family used to make them in the wood shop when I was growing up, but I couldn't remember the hole size. It's been too long ago. So I looked it up. Hope that helps.

    http://www.wild-bird-watching.com/Blue_Bird_House.html

    Here's just a small segment of the article, "Blue Birds prefer a house that has and entry hole of 1 1/2 inches for eastern and western species and 1 9/16 inches wherever mountain bluebirds may be.
    The floor should be between 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches square and the floor should be 5 to 8 inches below the entry hole.

    Do not add or buy any birdhouse with a perch. The birds don't need it, whereas house sparrows, starlings and other blue bird preadators will have easy access if perches are used."

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    thanks Indiana,
    here is a shot of the old house which was on the ground , i built the new house yesterday and placed the nest and one egg in it , to day there is another egg making two yipiee ,[IMG][/IMG].

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    I read that a bluebird house should *not* have a perch on the front..
    the bluebirds dont need it..and the perch makes it easier for more agressive birds to invade and try to take over the nest box:

    Do not add or buy any birdhouse with a perch. The birds don't need it, whereas house sparrows, starlings and other blue bird predators will have easy access if perches are used.
    http://www.wild-bird-watching.com/Blue_Bird_House.html

    http://www.sialis.org/plans.htm

    Scot

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    yea this is the old one ill get a pic in a day or two of the new one i just built to replace it, thats why i was asking about the hole size this was just supposed to be decoration , but you can see the birds didnt know that LOL

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