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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Rockford, MI
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    Default What are your overwintering plans?

    What special plans do you have to help ensure your TBH makes it through the winter?
    Insulating, feeding, wind breaks, mouse guards, treatments, etc.?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
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    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Default Re: What are your overwintering plans?

    First, I make sure they have plenty of food. If they don't have enough, I'll feed them from mid Sept to mid Oct.

    I have several (3-5) 7/8" holes drilled along the top edge of the follower and screened over. That lets air move out from the back end, as I have end entrances. In the entrance, which is along the bottom of the other end, I stuff 3/4 of the entrance with nylon scrub pad material, which lets air pass, but not gusts of wind. I have peaked roofs, so there's a little "attic" space above the top bars. I stuff this space with crumpled up burlap to create some insulation above the bars. Then I screw the covers down to hold all that burlap tight, and keep the lid from blowing off.

    That's it.

    Adam

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