How To Choose and Build the Right Blue Bird House Plan


If you’re looking to build a blue bird house, it’s important to choose the right plan. There are many different options available online, so it can be tricky to decide which one is right for you.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a blue bird house plan:


The Size of Your Property:

When choosing a plan, it’s important to keep the size of the property in mind. If you have a large yard, you may want to choose a design that takes up a good amount of space. If your property is on the smaller side, opt for a plan that doesn’t require too much room.

The Materials You’ll Use:

Another thing to consider is the materials you’ll use to build the house. If you’re handy with a drill and saw, you may be able to build the house yourself using recycled materials. However, if you’re not comfortable with DIY projects, you can always purchase a pre-made blue bird house from your local hardware store.

Consider the climate in your area:

Blue birds need a warm, dry place to nest, so it’s to consider the climate in your area when choosing a blue bird house plan. Make sure the house has a good ventilation system and is predator proof.

Building A Blue Bird House

Building a blue bird house is a fun and rewarding project that can be completed in just a few hours. Here are the steps to build your own blue bird house:

  1. Gather the Materials:

You’ll need a few simple materials to build your blue bird house. The most important item is a piece of wood at least 12″x12″, but bigger is better. You’ll also need a saw, drill, screws, wire mesh (optional), and paint or sealant.

  1. Cut the Wood:

Using the saw, cut the wood into a 12″x12″ square. If you’re using a different size of wood, adjust the measurements accordingly.

  1. Drill Holes in the Wood:

Use the drill to create 8-10 holes in the wood, about 2″ from the edge. Make sure the holes are big enough for blue birds to enter and exit comfortably.

  1. Attach Wire Mesh (optional):

If you want to add extra protection against predators, attach wire mesh to the front of the blue bird house using screws or wire ties.

  1. Paint or Sealant (optional):

You may want to paint or seal the blue bird house before putting it in your yard. This will help protect it from weathering and sun damage.

  1. Put it in Your Yard:

Once the blue bird house is finished, put it in an open area of your yard where blue birds are likely to nest. Make sure it’s close to a tree or other structure for support.

  1. Wait for Birds to Nest:

Now all you have to do is wait for blue birds to start nesting in your new blue bird house!

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