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Name: Norman S.
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Age: 60s
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Date: 7/4/2003


Question:
Once our wrens have raised a brood, do we need to clean out the next box to get them to raise another brood?


Replies:
Wrens will build nests on top of nests until the house is cluttered and no useable nest can be built. These birds work on fix action patterns to build a nest and do not generally accept what may already be there. It would serve the propose of helping to assure a return from year to year if you do clean out the nesting box.

Steve Sample


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