So I think the Dees are almost done fixing up the nest for their second try, but of course now the blues decided to find the new box… They’ve been in and out for awhile today and have been sitting on top. will they take it from the Dees? I don’t have a hole reducer, has anyone made one out of cardboard or something?
If you want the Dees to stay & produce, Yes you can make a hole reducer out of old plastic milk jug or something else. I’m not sure if you need a 1 1/4″ or 1 1/8″ though. Cardboard I guess would work but won’t hold up getting wet like plastic.
They are BCCH, but I’m assuming the 1.25 is also okay for them? Is it okay to put it on before they lay the first egg? It’s been cold and rainy here and have only seen the blues today and no eggs yet. I will be out of town so wanted to get it on before I left.
Well I put it on yesterday because the blues were getting pretty attached to the box. I saw the dee going in so checked on the box this afternoon and there were 2 eggs! Guess I missed the one yesterday but glad I can get the wren guard and spooker up before I’m away for a few days next week. Wish I didn’t have to keep the blues out, but I always feel bad for the BCCH I feel like they get bullied by everyone else. They’re pretty friendly here I’ve even gotten them to take food from my hand in winter.