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Recycled Birdhouses: Cheap, Quick, and Easy

By klc
November 29, 2014

You can make a birdhouse in two minutes or less from an empty one-gallon water jug or a discarded flower pot.

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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Nov 29, 2014 3:34 PM CST
Great idea, but just for people's information, I read that a perch should not be added to a bird house. Cavity nesters don't need them and it just provides a place for house sparrows to sit and harass the inhabitants.
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Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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klc
Nov 30, 2014 9:03 AM CST
I usually don't put one on and no one seems to mind :)
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Chillybean
Aug 3, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Yes, the birds come and go fine without them. Smiling

I really like your flower pot idea. Maybe I'll give that a try next spring. It would be fun to see what would use them. Robins tried some really odd places this spring, even using rotted out fence posts along the road.

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