Bo nine s and k gourds

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philsand
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Location: Eastern nc

How are people managing the two entrances?
Mhoover
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Location: Indiana/Monticello - White County
Martin Colony History: Started with 2 pair in 2014 - 7 eggs -7 fledged

I have tunnels on my Bo-9s but the tunnels work the same way. Just use the cover that comes with the gourd to block off the round opening and leave the SREH open.
2017-5 pair
2016-4 pair- 18 hatched-18 fledged
2015-1 pair -Both ASY- 6 eggs-5 fledged
2014-2 pair- 1 ASY-M/SY-F-1 ASY pair - 7 eggs-7 fledged

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Emil Pampell-Tx
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Location: Tx, Richmond (SW of Houston)
Martin Colony History: First started in Gretna, La in 1969 with a small homemade house, have had martins ever since at 2 different homes in Texas

I only use one entrance, its the SREH entrance. If you add a tunnel, you should remove the entrance in the gourd, as there should be only the one entrance that is in the tunnel. Is this your question?

Removing the entrance in the gourd is easy, there is a small indent in the gourd which is easy to cut or saw, its outlined where it should be cut.

I always use a tunnel because the BO9 is small, the tunnel gives you added protection from predators, especially owls.
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