Gilbertson PVC Bluebird Nest Box

Lacomo

Have any of you used a Gilbertson PVC Bluebird Nest Box? From what I can find on the internet they are supposed to be about the best you can get, I have never seen any of them for sale except on the internet and the are kind of high priced. I know I can build them for less and I'm thinking about building some to use and also some to sell on ebay.

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josephene_gw

Instructions are on gilbertsonspvcnestingboxes

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Michael

I'm building three modified versions this week


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lola601

Brushworks - do you or would you sell them? I would like to have one.


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Susan Mitchell

My bluebirds love these pvc nestboxes. Every time I put up a new one they might be already nesting but they check out the new pvc. They do nest most of the time in a new box if they find one like the one they left. I have 4 of these pvc and have had a lot of bluebirds pairs checking it out. I just don’t know what it is about these boxes but I will tell you they love them.

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Susan Mitchell

Be careful. The ones on Cardinal Corner and over places are made by someone or people and the one I got from Cardinal corner the person didn’t make the roof overhang as long as it was supposed to be. They cut off of the roof to save on money. I know I have 3 more I got when Gilbertson was still selling them. I will use the short roof one as a spare but won’t order anymore. It’s all about making money not the bluebirds.

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HU-697280164

I make my own using 8 inch plastic pipe about 12 inches long. I cut out a bottom from 1 inch thick pine, drill holes in the wood as a drain, then staple a wire basket to the wood bottom out of 1/4 inch hardware cloth. The top can be tricky to attach, and I am still experimenting with different ways of doing this. Sometimes I use roofing shingles and sometimes I cut up soft drink cans to make my own shingles. I make the opening oval shaped (seems to be most effective) I have been using these boxes for almost 20 years and have had great success with them.

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