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mikenlinda
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PostSubject: Venting nest boxes   Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:02 pm

Just a note of reminder that we should always make certain we have plenty of properly positioned vent holes in the nest boxes. This is especially true in the southern states.
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PostSubject: Re: Venting nest boxes   Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:52 pm

The birds can't breath without vent holes or it gets too hot?
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PostSubject: Re: Venting nest boxes   Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:55 pm

A little of both I'd say.
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PostSubject: Re: Venting nest boxes   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:46 pm

Don't mean to differ pink, but the vent holes are for the heat control as well as humidity. What happens is that without any type of vent holes, the birds overheat. This is especially true when the nest is housing 5-7 new babies. You will see them at the nest entrance litterally panting. The next step is that they will actually jump from the nest or be inadvertantly pushed out by nest mates trying to cool off.
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PostSubject: Re: Venting nest boxes   Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:18 pm

Well that makes sense. I will say though that I have significant trouble breathing in saunas!
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PostSubject: Re: Venting nest boxes   Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:50 pm

lol! Very good point! I stand corrected!
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