Most frequent questions & all the important stuff
You can make your birdhouse last longer with a little care:
Once breeding season is over—usually by mid-August—it’s a good idea to clean out the birdhouse. Remove old nesting material and scrub the house with a solution of one part bleach to nine parts water. Rinse well and leave it open to dry completely.
For birds that have multiple broods per season, such as bluebirds or robins, it’s a good idea to clean out nesting material between broods. Keep a close watch on the birds to make sure they have completely left the nest before attempting to clean.
Once clean, it’s fine to put the birdhouse back up for the duration of the year. In fact, it may be used by some birds for night roosting, and it can provide valuable shelter during extremely cold winter nights.
Different species have different preferences for the heights at which they will build their nests, most birdhouses will be fine when hung from 5 to 15 feet above the ground and placed where it will be inaccessible to predators. The sides of the houses and fence rails are also suitable sites depending on the species to be attracted.
Try attaching a birdhouse directly to your home or shed and make sure the house is tucked under an overhang so that it is shielded from the sun and facing away from prevailing winds or wind-driven rain.
Hanging birdhouses tend to be used less than ones that are securely attached to a pole or a wall.
Regardless of where they are located, birdhouses should be placed at least 25 feet apart as most birds are territorial. Keep in mind that although higher houses are generally safer from feral cats and other predators, they can be more difficult to mount, clean, and monitor.
Placing your birdhouse in a more concealed area helps camouflage it, and nearby trees and branches will give adult birds a good place to perch and watch over their family.
It is most important that the house is mounted safely and securely, even if the height may not be ideal or convenient for you.
All our birdhouses are built out of either salvaged and weathered cedar boards, or new cedar lumber. Cedar is one of the world’s most durable woods, as it has a natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage.
We carefully inspect and select every salvaged board to make sure they are in good shape and still have lots of integrity left.
Birdhouses built with weathered cedar can last for a good 10 years if properly cared for!
If built from new lumber and left unstained they will weatherize to a beautiful silvery color. If painted or stained they will last even longer.
We want you to be happy with your birdhouse. Returns are accepted for a full refund of the cost of the birdhouse 30 days of purchase.
The customer is responsible for the cost of return shipping.
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