Added perches all set to go

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Whippy
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Added perches all set to go

Postby Whippy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm

I added some perches to my gourd rack today, filled them with pine needles and some Sevin dust. It's early for them here in North Texas but, you never know. Added a couple of decoys as well. Maybe my pair from last year will be eager to return to their gourd.

Thought I'd share.

Coolwhips
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MichaelH
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Location: IL/Gillespie
Martin Colony History: 2015 28 cavities 2 pairs nested raised 7 young
2016 big upgrade 56cavities 34gourds, modified trio with 6 cavities,new trendsetter 16 and bed n breakfast feeding station 16 pairs great year
2017 added two new houses

Re: Added perches all set to go

Postby MichaelH » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:06 pm

Nice with the extra perches I have two of them racks I think they are the fountain racks ,like them good luck this season
2015 upgrade 12 compartments houses to 6 and adding 8 more Troyer gourds to rack.,to make 16 gourds had 2pairs nest 7 fledged
2016 big upgrade.56 cavities 34gourds ,modified trio 6 cavities,new trendsetter 16 with 16 cavities,and a bed n breakfast feeding station.pmca member 16 pairs
2017 added 2 lonestar alamos and another 10 gourds 94cavities available 36 pairs fledged 129
2018 added new Gemini Rack removed an old house have 112 cavities

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Dave Reynolds
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Re: Added perches all set to go

Postby Dave Reynolds » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:11 am

Whippy ... Great look ... Thanks for sharing...

Dave
Hope 18 will be my year. :wink:
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Spiderman
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Re: Added perches all set to go

Postby Spiderman » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:40 am

Are those rods made of Fiberglas?
2008 - 33 PAIR - FLEDGED 96 YOUNG
2009 - 51 PAIR - FLEDGED 166 YOUNG
2010 - 45 PAIR - FLEDGED 146 YOUNG
2011 - 33 PAIR - 128 HATCHED, 97 FLEDGED
2012 - 37 PAIR - 119 HATCHED, 101 FLEDGED

Whippy
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Re: Added perches all set to go

Postby Whippy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:03 am

Spidey,

Last year they were however, as they weathered, the fiberglass strands began to unravel. I replaced them with wooden dowels. I painted the dowels so they wouldn't stand out so much. The dowels being so inexpensive and easy to work with will allow me to change them out as needed. I ran the end of the dowel on my belt sander to create a flat surface. So when I put that on the rack, it is flush with the gourd arm so now it won't rotate or shift downward. I used 2 hose clamps to secure each of them. Materials for all of this was less than $15.00.

Coolwhips.

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Re: Added perches all set to go

Postby Spiderman » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:32 pm

I like the way it looks. For me it would help keeps Hawks away from the actual goursds. Excellent choice on using wood.

I used Fiberglass in the past & didn't realize how bad the Fiberglass deteriorated if it wasn't painted each year.
2008 - 33 PAIR - FLEDGED 96 YOUNG

2009 - 51 PAIR - FLEDGED 166 YOUNG

2010 - 45 PAIR - FLEDGED 146 YOUNG

2011 - 33 PAIR - 128 HATCHED, 97 FLEDGED

2012 - 37 PAIR - 119 HATCHED, 101 FLEDGED


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