Robins nest

Hi everyone, I’m new to this chat and am looking for some advice. We have a robins nest in a potted conifer type bush that is in a very awkward position.
We know that there are chicks in the nest as we can hear them. Our dog unfortunately can hear them too and is sniffing around the plant. Does anyone know if it would be ok for us to make some kind of wooden frame to put around the plant pot to keep our dog away from it. We don’t want to scare them away but want to keep them safe. Thanks 

  • Welcome to the forum...its a difficult one am afraid as by installing something could frighten the parents away.....maybe easier trying to keep the dog in until they halve fledged ...sorry no ideal solution

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Hi Linda, thanks for your reply. We are keeping our dog in as much as possible. We thought maybe putting an extending fireguard around the plant pot may help. We are new to this, we are highly honoured for the robins to nest here being a busy household and with a crazy Staffy on patrol.
  • In reply to Jobell:

    Yeah a can see where your coming from but should you get too close to the nest the parents could abandon and then the chick's starve... Hopefully with you keeping the dog in as much as possible shall give them the best change of fledging....its always lovely to watch the youngsters being fed by the parents.....keep us updated how you get on

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)