Stacked Gourds

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lynxtrapper
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Location: East Bernstadt, Ky

Stacked Gourds

Postby lynxtrapper » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:06 pm

I just got my BO stackers from S&K in service and am awaiting my birds. I was trying to post picture, but I guess I cant. Be happy to send pictures if anybody is interested.

-=DKC=-
Posts: 321
Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Martin Colony History: ................

2018: 11 pairs - 43 fledged
2017: 4 pairs - 17 fledged

Re: Stacked Gourds

Postby -=DKC=- » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:57 pm

The stackers look interesting but I would have 3 concerns.

1. Can the rack arms support the weight of 2 gourds plus 2 full nests?

2. The bottom gourd will not be able to vent out of the top using the S&K vent caps. That alone would prevent me from using them in South Texas.

3. I would think that contaminants would leak down from the top gourd into the bottom gourd in a rain event.

Of course I haven't used them so I could be mistaken.
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on suckin' till you do succeed." - Curly Howard

sssSMOKING
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:26 pm
Location: Verona / VA
Martin Colony History: 2012 > Several Lookers,
2013 > 4 nesting pairs, 15 fledged
2014 > 4 nesting pairs, 15 Fledged
2015 > 5 nesting pairs, 23 Fledged
2016 > 9 nesting pairs, 25 Fledged
2017 > 12 nesting pairs, 43 Fledged
2018 > 15 nesting pairs, 39 Fledged

Re: Stacked Gourds

Postby sssSMOKING » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:52 am

For posting photos give this a try.
http://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewt ... =2&t=32984
Richard
2012 > Several Lookers
2013 - 4 pair, 14 fledged
2014 - 5 pair, 15 Fledged (House Wren Destroyed Eggs, 5th pair)


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