Barn Owl Boxes

Frequently Asked Questions

“Barn owls are incredibly widespread in America, so when you put up your nest box, you’ll start seeing barn owls take roost in them in short order, and then they’ll start going to work for you.”

Tom Stephan, Master Falconer, Raptor Expert & Owner of Barn Owl Boxes

Yes. In fact, “Do It Yourself” is a fantastic way to realize Great Savings. Purchase any of our great boxes and, in addition to your box, you will receive our easy-to-install instruction video (“How to Install an Owl House”) and our book (“Beneficial Barn Owls”).

For assistance on how best to locate and care for your new, ecologically friendly method of Rodent and Insect control, we are here to lend a hand! Just call us at 760-445-2023.

No. They are self cleaning and maintenance free.

We have over 30 years experience in building owl boxes, installing owl boxes and our experience has led to create a near perfect owl box that is almost guaranteed to attract owls. Each of our barn owl boxes are handmade using fine Lauan Mahogany and feature a Manzanita perch. Our boxes are self cleaning, maintenance free, and can come shipped with a camera that can be attached to your home so you can watch your new owl family.

They have drainage holes. Barn owls should not be disturbed, so we have designed our boxes so they never need cleaning or any other maintenance.

I don’t recommend cleaning due to health concerns. The female owl will clean her nest each season as part of her nest building. Barn Owls should not be disturbed so, I have designed my boxes so the never need cleaning or any other maintenance.

We used to use heavy gauge wire with U shaped nails pounded into the branch. This did not work as the branch later sometimes would fail. We now use chains that wrap around the branch in such a way that they overlap and lock so they do not move. Every three to four years… we recommend that the chains be moved on the branch.

The chains in time will be included into the branch so we usually place the box on a smaller secondary branch so that in the event of a limb failure, the aesthetic appeal of the trees’ canopy is not ruined. We have never had a limb failure yet since we began using the chain method.


Build Your Own Barn Owl Box

Learn about Barn Owl biology. Build your Barn Owl nest box from pre-cut plywood panels. Then learn how and where to install them. 

This 4-hour class also covers owl biology, nest building as well as owl box placement and installation. No group too big or too small. 

Just call Tom Stephan for pricing.