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,’ said Tom Stephan, master falconer, raptor expert and owner of Barn Owl Boxes.
Barn owls are incredibly widespread in America, so whenyou put up your nest box, you’ll start seeing barn owls takeroost in them in short order, and then they’ll start going towork for you,’ said Tom Stephan, master falconer, raptorexpert and owner of Barn Owl Boxes.
Q. Can I install the Owl Box myself?
A. 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.
Q. Do the Owl Boxes need any maintenance?
A. No. They are self cleaning and maintenance free.
Q. What is different about your owl boxes than ones I've seen on other sites?
A. We have over 30 years experience in building owl boxes, installing owl boxes and our experience has led tocreate a near perfect owl box that is almost guaranteed to attract owls. Each of our barn owl boxes are handmade using fi ne Luan 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 owlfamily.
The Hoo’s Hoo model owl box is the box featured on UStream’s Molly and McGee. Molly and McGee on-line video garnered 21,000,000 views in 9 months.
Q. Do the boxes have drainage holes?
A. 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
Q. Other websites are recommending annual cleaning, with a side or top that can be opened. Is this the same for your boxes?
A. 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 distrubed so, I have designed my boxes so the never need cleaning or any other maintenance.
Q. If we place a barn owl box in a pine tree, would the chains damage the tree or kill the branch?
A. 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 sothat 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.