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i have a couple of these that i won at an event last year,need to put them together and get them out.when do i need to get them put out?also if you have these what is the best way you have found to mount them?(metal pole,old fencepost,screw into a tree?)
 

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They need to be out now. I have mine on a fence post in the yard but it would be better to have them on a metal post. Good luck. I had bluebirds in mine the first year.
 

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Keep the sparrows out.I open my boxes often.If there is chicken feathers or other trash other than sticks,it gets pulled out.
 

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I looked out this morning and I had a pair of bluebirds checking out the bird house. Then another female came in and sat on the rail with them. Maybe some of the young from last year are looking to set up housekeeping. I hope so. We raised two broods last year.
 

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There are bluebirds around right now, so it's time.
 

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ok everyone thanks for all the help,sounds like a good project for this weekend
 

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DennyF said:
There are bluebirds around right now, so it's time.
Denny, there are blue birds around all year long....you should see them in the field at the farm in the winter...hundreds, yes that isnt a typo...Hundreds of them flying around thru the field and they even come into the big feeder we have out in the woods and eat the scratch grain!
 

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Like was stated above. Put them out now.
I get a bunch of those green metal fence posts at TSC. The 5 footers are good.
You want to place them so they are facing away from the prevailing weather.
Place them about 50 feet away from a woodline, and if the weather allows, facing towards the woodline. This is for the little ones on their first flight.

I clean my boxes out once a year, unless it's extremely dirty after a hatching, or a baby dies in the box.

Here's another little helpful thing to do. Make up some maggot/mealworm suet for them. Basically you take some beef tallow and/or lard and liquify it. Then dump some live maggots and/or mealworms in, and let it cool. They'll love ya for it. The birds that is.
 

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Know some winter here in PA, first time I've ever seen one at our place in February.
 
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