Tip : How to keep the eggs gathered in the nest

Nid plastique

If you also use this type of nest this tip can serve you.

Last year, a male regularly messed up the materials of his nest or the abductees. In order to certainly start another brood.
The bottom of these nests being flat, the eggs were scattered and therefore a risk of not being brooded was very possible.

So I looked for a solution to avoid this inconvenience. By trying several type of concave nest bottom, among others those in rope and coir, incorporating them into the plastic nest. This male continued despite all to want to remove these funds !

Then, I tried a concave bottom in white felt that I taped on the nest.

Nid plastique fond feutrine

This agitated male accepted this solution and the eggs remained therefore always in the center of the nest. With a minimum of materials, he could no longer cover the eggs.

Here is a picture of the felt nest bottom that you can find for less than 1 euros :

Fond feutrine 1

This year, I'm still using this trick that continues to give good results in similar cases.

By cons, last important advice after feedback from this trick, it is preferable to remove the nest bottom felt once the young begin to be cramped, especially in the case where the brood is numerous.

Egg Nest