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When to clean nest out of nextbox? (1 Viewer)


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Young chickadees fledged and left the nest; it's been four days and the box has been empty the full time. Should I clean out the old nest/bedding?

KC Foggin

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I agree with Pat! I would wait just a bit as it is so early in the breeding system.

Euan Buchan

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When birds nested in my Nestbox and as soon as they left I cleared out the box ready for the next season but birds do sometimes come back to roost in it after the season.

D. Taylor

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For my Bluebird box I leave it for about 3-4 days after fledging then I clean it out each time. They are not long in making another nest. Of course different species do diffenently.

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