How to Hang Bluebird Houses

How to Hang Bluebird Houses
Bluebirds can be identified by their bright blue feathers and distinctive song. They are native to almost all regions of the United States, so you will most likely be able to attract them if you live in the continental U.S. Looking out the window and watching these beautiful birds gather food while singing is the perfect way to start your day. If you hang a birdhouse, there is a good chance bluebirds will arrive shortly after.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bluebird house
  • 10 penny nail
  • Hammer
 
Step 1
Hang the birdhouse in the second week of February. The mating season for bluebirds starts at the beginning of March, so it is beneficial to have a house set up for the bird before this time.
Step 2
Find a good spot to hang the birdhouse. Some good places are fence posts and large trees. Make sure it is near grass that is regularly trimmed as this is part of their diet. If possible, have the front of the house face east so it provides warmth on cool days.
Step 3
Hold the birdhouse against the surface you intend to nail it to. It is best if the entire back of the birdhouse is flush with the other surface as this prevents it from moving around. Try to hold the birdhouse at eye level.
Step 4
Nail the birdhouse to the surface. Store-bought birdhouses have an attachment on the top that allows you to easily secure the house to another surface with a nail. Hammer the nail in far enough so that the house stays in place. It isn't necessary to hammer the nail in all the way.
 

Article Written By Kenneth Coppens

Kenneth Coppens began his freelance writing career in 2008. His passions in life consist of extensive personal research on food, gardening and finding natural and eco-friendly alternatives to nearly all aspects of life.

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