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Four Chamber Nursery Bat House - Finished - BCI Certified

  • Dark color.  Actual color will vary due to monitor and lighting differences.
  • Light color.  Actual color will vary due to monitor and lighting differences.
  • Bat house shown with shingles.  Shingles are not included nor installed with this product.

We are in the process of updating our pictures.
  • Medium color.  Actual color will vary due to monitor and lighting differences.
Ship Weight:
28.00 LBS
Please allow 7 to 10 business days for painting.
Calculated at checkout

About this Batty Item

Four Chamber Nursery Bat House - BCI Certified

This four chamber bat house is built to meet and exceed all 10 of Bat Conservation International (BCI) certification requirements.  We've taken great effort to create a completely finished, durable, practical and easy to install bat house. Has a small chamber at the top for birthing bats.
Now approved by Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation (MTBC).

Featuring an Integrated Mounting Cleat for easy hanging!

Watch as we build a four chamber bat house:

We use high quality building materials:  exterior grade ACX plywood, weatherproof fasteners, a 50 year polyurethane adhesive caulk, and two coats of premium, self priming exterior water-based paint.  All interior surfaces have cut grooves giving bats a permanent gripping texture that will never come loose and entangle or injure the bats.  Internal baffles are spaced 3/4" apart; the research based, bat preferred spacing.  The roof is painted with a complimentary 10X deck paint to improve appearance, durability and solar heating.

Includes a complete manual that covers where and how to install your bat house for the best chance of success.  Select from 3 different colors, based upon the average (July) high temperatures for your area.  If your average July temperature is 84 degrees or less, please go back to "Finished Bat Houses" and select a cold weather bat house.

Made in the USA

     Dimension:  H 31" x W 20" x D 6.25"
     Weight:   28 lbs.
     Bat Capacity*:  about 350 to 400
     Cubic Inches of Roosting Space:   1000


*We attempt to be honest with our estimates allowing approx 3 cubic inches for each bat. This includes an allowance for unused space since the bats will not pack the house top to bottom. Some species will crowd in very tightly, others will not.  Here's the math: "Cubic Inches of Roosting space / 3 Cubic Inches = estimate of capacity".



Videos from the Bat Cave

FAQ - Explaining the Bat House Colors (06:54)
We have new bat house colors for 2013. After research and measuring temperatures we have adjusted our bat house colors this year. We now offer 3 shades of brown, Dark, Medium and Light. These colors help keep the temperature inside the bat house to the correct range of 85 to 100 degrees depending on your area. If you are in a cold area you want the Dark Brown. Most areas will be good with the Medium Brown and the hottest areas need the light brown colors. We have placed all three shades of our two chamber bat houses in direct sunlight on a bright sunny day in May here in Georgia. We use a digital infrared thermometer to measure the temperatures inside and on the skin of the bat houses to see the effect of the radiant energy on each bat house. Results were good and support our color choices. Enjoy this brief video and let us know if you have any questions! Visit us at http://www.HabitatForBats.org Get Your Bat House at our Bat eStore http://eStore.HabitatForBats.org Our YouTube Channel http://www.YouTube.com/h4bats --- Royalty Free Music from SmartSound http://www.smartsound.com/
  • FAQ - Explaini...
    We have new bat house colors for 2013. After research and mea...
  • FAQ - What is ...
    I briefly explain what a nursery bat house is. Visit us at ht...
  • FAQ - Bat Hous...
    I answer questions about our Integrated Bat House Mounting Cle...
  • H4Bats - Bats ...
    Habitat For Bats - Video of bats in flight. This video is prim...
  • FAQ - Any idea...
    I share a few ideas on how to mount bat houses on metal poles....
  • FAQ- How do ba...
    How do the bats get inside the bat house you may wonder. Well....
  • FAQ - Roosting...
    I explain what roosting grooves are and our decision to use on...
  • FAQ - Bat Hous...
    I answer a question about the paint we use on our bat houses a...
  • FAQ - Where do...
    I talk about where bats go in the winter. Some hibernate, some...
  • Four Chamber B...
    I build our BCI Certified 4 chamber nursery bat house suitable...

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  1. Great bat house ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2016

    The house is awesome ! On time and very well built. It will house many bats for the rest of my lifetime !!

  2. Everything as described 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jun 2016

    The bat house appears to be very well constructed and was finished well too. Everything was as described on the website. The included installation instructions were thorough and the website videos were also helpful. Very thankful that you include the cleat to help hold the bat house in place while doing final installation. I don't know how I would have managed w/o the cleat. 28 pounds doesn't seem that heavy...until you are 12 feet in the air trying to wrangle with a large bat house! Now looking forward to the local bats discovering the new bat house and making it their home.

  3. Great Bat house 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Nov 2015

    Great Bat house. Excellent workmanship and design. Have not installed yet. Only problem is the French cleat has a crack that runs the length (along grain of wood).

  4. GREAT Four Chamber Bat House! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2015

    Just received house but not yet installed. I am very impressed with the design, quality and workmanship of this four chamber house. Looking forward to installation and accommodation of hundreds of bats. I did an extensive internet survey prior to purchase and am convinced this is the BEST commercial bat house available.

  5. Don't be intimidated by a bigger bat house- This is the one to get! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2015

    At first I was concerned that this would be too big but after installing it on the south-west side of my two-story home, I knew I made the right choice. From the ground it looks so small and I knew a smaller house would have looked tiny in comparison! I know I made the right decision because this house would provide more opportunities to provide a nice home for my new neighbors!

    Quality- The Balls have paid a lot of attention to the quality and details on these houses. Don't believe me? Watch all their youtube videos. You'll be convinced these folks have set the standards really high and you'll be measuring every other house on the market to their bat houses. I'm convinced you will be back and make your purchase here.

    Ordering/Delivery- Just as I expected, no problem. UPS delivered it to my front door intact.

    Prep- Make sure you do most of your work on the ground and not up on the ladder. My stud finder didn't really do a good job of helping me locate the studs but the nails in the wall helped me to locate the studs. Pre-drill the marked drill locations if you're going mount on 16 inch/centers of your studs. Note: You may need a longer drill bit because the pre-marked drill spot is too close to the bottom of the house and I couldn't get my drill straight because the face of the house was in the way of the drill chuck. Alternatively, just move your drill spot a little lower.

    Installation - Once the cleat was installed, the rest of the work was easy. I pre-drilled into the studs and secured the house with some lag bolts.

    There is only one mounting cleat. There isn't one for the bottom of the house. The house does not sit perpendicular to the wall. Small tilt forward but not a big deal.

    Would have liked to have included some suggestions or recommendations on which hardware to use in the instructions. For my hanging scenario, I gave the HD guy the specs and we came up with toggle bolts or some of those wall anchors that open in the back. I ended up using the toggle bolts.

    Not that I recommend you do this too, but I had to double-check I hit the studs. I would never be able to sleep at night thinking this thing may fall one day because I didn't install it correctly and have a house full of bats fall to the ground from so high up. After climbing in the attic and finding the studs, all is good!

    Now waiting for my new neighbors to move in and enjoy their new home.

    PS. Just in case - I will be caulking my house up tight just to make sure they don't think about roosting in my attic too!

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