Moving a Bird House

by Scott
(Washington)



Question: I just moved into a new home and brought my old bird house with me. Birds had made a nest in it before, and I want to know if I need to take the old nest out before any new birds will move in?


Answer:
Yes, you should remove the old nest, and clean the birdhouse. Cleanliness is important as like humans, birds can get diseases. They can have parasites, and other infections. You can use vinegar to wash out your birdhouse.

Or there are biodegradable, earth-friendly products that are available for cleaning birdhouses:Bird house cleaners

Hope this helps,
Susan

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Moving a Bird House

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Jun 11, 2012
Moving a occupied bird house.
by: Anonymous

I want to move an occupied bird house to a branch higher up on the same tree. Will the birds that live in this house be scared off because of the move?

Apr 23, 2011
Replacing old bird hose
by: Anonymous

I wonder if can I replace an old Bird house that is already occupied by wrens? I built myself this new house but I'm afraid that if once I move the existing nest to the new house, birds won't come back.

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I wouldn't recommend it. I would wait until the nestlings have left this house and then replace it for the next brood.
Susan

May 10, 2010
what if it was occupied
by: Anonymous

There is a bird house next to my house. I want to save the birds in it. They are soon going to burn the property down what do you do in that case?


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Do you know if there are eggs yet in the nest? Do you know what kind of bird is using the birdhouse?
Do you know how much time before they burn the property?

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