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Gardening Mamas? Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32448 posts
23rd Apr '13

A bird has made a nest in my hanging strawberry plant (I've had it for two days, they move fast)



What should I do? The nest is already fully built and my strawberries are baring fruit, so they need lots of water. What should I do? I have other fruits in potted plants on the ground (Three other strawberry plants, spinach, tomato, carrot, onion, pepper)



Should I just put a watering bulb in that plant and not disturb the nest? Should I move it? Should I put birdseed out elsewhere in the yard?

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
23rd Apr '13

If there is no eggs in it I would move it somewhere near by just so you aren't always disturbing it when you go to pick strawberries and there are babies in there.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9132 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" A bird has made a nest in my hanging strawberry plant (I've had it for two days, they move fast) What ... [snip!] ... put a watering bulb in that plant and not disturb the nest? Should I move it? Should I put birdseed out elsewhere in the yard? "</blockquote>




Does it have eggs in it?

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9132 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookie99:</b>" If there is no eggs in it I would move it somewhere near by just so you aren't always disturbing it when you go to pick strawberries and there are babies in there."</blockquote>




This! I wouldn't leave it if it has no eggs. If it has eggs I'd just abandon the plant. If you move it with eggs the mama will likely abandon them. If you leave it and the babies hatch the mama isn't gonna let you anywhere near it. :)