The BO9’s Are Done!

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Kyler
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Manage 8 Colonies that consist of 250 Cavities in Colby Kansas.

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The BO9’s Are Done!

Postby Kyler » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:47 pm

I have always offered 4 Bo9 gourds in my colony. I always have had 6 more setting around, mainly because I didn’t have a place for them. My martins seem to like the gourds. They have always chose them over my modified Bo gourds for some reason. This year I decided to take 6 of my modified Bo gourds down and put up the 6 BO9’s that have been setting around for a while. The minute I saw that they came out with the screw on lid attachment I just had to do it. I finally got them all done besides a couple more 90 degree elbows. Should be a good year!

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Kyler,
Purple Martin Landlords of Northwest KS
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC9HDLGlbCmSYcSExIySwUQA

2013 & 2015 - 0 Pair -
2014 - 1 Pair - 4 Eggs - 3 Hatched - 3 Fledged -
2016 - 5 Pair - 27 Eggs - 24 Hatched - 13 Fledged -
2017 - 18 Pair - 102 Eggs - 78 Hatched - 69 Fledged -
2018 - 22 Pair - 115 Eggs - 92 Hatched - 86 Fledged -
(Moved 300 Yards)
2019 - 28 Pair - 144 Eggs - 131 Hatched - 125 Fledged -
2020 - ? Pair - ? Eggs - ? Hatched - ? Fledged -

Dave Reynolds
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Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

Re: The BO9’s Are Done!

Postby Dave Reynolds » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:41 pm

,,,,,, Kyler...... Great job,,, on the entrances... Looks good...
Have a great 2020 season

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — First pair, 5 Eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Hatched and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

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MartinBoy14012
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Location: Barker,NY

Re: The BO9’s Are Done!

Postby MartinBoy14012 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:49 pm

Nice upgrade for the Bo 9's. I'm a beginner with 6 Bo 9's and the snap on covers are kind of a pain. Do the gourds hang straight with the extra weight on one side?

Kyler
Posts: 886
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:15 pm
Location: Colby, Kansas
Martin Colony History: PMCA Member - Project MartinWatch - Enlarged Compartments - SREH - S&S Control - Mite Control - Predator Guards - Heat Control ( Vents and Insulation ) - Supplemental Feeding -

Manage 8 Colonies that consist of 250 Cavities in Colby Kansas.

Offer 78 Cavities Main Site
Offer 12 Cavities Golf Course
Offer 30 Cavities Grandpa’s Public Site
Offer 28 Cavities Grandpa’s Site
Offer 12 Cavities Homeowners Site
Offer 48 Cavities Homeowners Site
Offer 6 Cavities Home Site
Offer 36 Cavties Homeowners Site

Re: The BO9’s Are Done!

Postby Kyler » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:39 pm

Dave,
As always thank you. Can’t wait to hear how your season is going! I know it will be a good one!

MartinBoy,
There is definitely a little more weight on that side. They lean a little bit but I personally don't think it would be that big on a problem!

Kyler,
Purple Martin Landlords of Northwest KS
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC9HDLGlbCmSYcSExIySwUQA

2013 & 2015 - 0 Pair -
2014 - 1 Pair - 4 Eggs - 3 Hatched - 3 Fledged -
2016 - 5 Pair - 27 Eggs - 24 Hatched - 13 Fledged -
2017 - 18 Pair - 102 Eggs - 78 Hatched - 69 Fledged -
2018 - 22 Pair - 115 Eggs - 92 Hatched - 86 Fledged -
(Moved 300 Yards)
2019 - 28 Pair - 144 Eggs - 131 Hatched - 125 Fledged -
2020 - ? Pair - ? Eggs - ? Hatched - ? Fledged -

Conrad Baker
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Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: Paulina, Louisiana

Re: The BO9’s Are Done!

Postby Conrad Baker » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:30 pm

Is the top a vent of some type?


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