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Old 04-23-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
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Bird in paradise

Hi everybody, hears one I haven't heard or read before. Last weekend I noticed a house wren building a nest in the corner of my slide out. The slide is out of course and there is a perfect corner for them to build in. So I watched as the 2 wrens went about their construction and was trying to decide if I should pull it out or leave them alone as we aren't going anywhere for a while.
Well, after much deliberation I decided to yank it out. As I pulled all the strips of grass and twigs from under the slide out I realized they were wet. Of course they were, it had been raining for 3 days and had just stopped. Well I pulled it all out and went about my business. The next afternoon I went around back to fill the fresh water and looky there. The little rascals done rebuilt their nest under the slide out. Even with wet material for their nest, I didn't have the heart to tear it all out and run them off. So now I'm thinking....should I leave it there for however long it takes for the chics to hatch and leave or should I just go ahead and tear it out before the eggs hatch? What do y'all think about it?
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Pull it out , their going to start messing down the side of the coach as soon at the young are born and they fly in with food . you could set up a table under the slide near the site of the nest. If the birds think a predator ( cat ) can reach the nest they should move away.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:01 PM   #3
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Tear it out and if possible install a screen to discourage their return.
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Its about 18 days for hatch than their feather growth and learning to fly from the nest, maybe longer than you want.
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Roger that guys....I hate to do it to the little fellas but they'll be gone tomorrow
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