The Wooden Barn Owl Box

$ 165.00

Welcome to our new product, The Wooden Barn Owl Box, which supplements our line of roto-molded polyethylene products. Our customers have often inquired about a wooden alternative to our popular plastic nest box. Not only is this nest box economical, but we have spared no expense in its production to make it long lasting and functional for barn owls. The nest box is double-coated on the outside with specially designed heat-reflective roofing paint and painted brown on the inside to repel pests and moisture and to keep it dark for the birds. ** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WOODEN BARN OWL BOX IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO A SCARCITY OF SUITABLE PLYWOOD (COVID, FIRES, AND HURRICANES HAVE IMPACTED QUALITY AND COSTS) WE WILL BE RESUMING PRODUCTION WHEN PRICES AND QUALITY IMPROVE.

  • Measures 26 x 19 x 19 and weighs 22 lbs.
  • Features a 5.5 entrance hole and landing perch on front.
  • Large 9 x 20″ hinged access panel on the side for easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Efficient venting achieved by tapered gap at top and cross venting between entrance hole and rear vent
  • Rear vent cover is easily removed, allowing for convenient nest box inspection.
  • Roof overhangs all sides by half an inch and is sloped to repel rain.

The nest box comes unassembled but is put together in a matter of minutes using only an electric drill with a Phillips head driver and can be mounted on either a 4 x 4 post or a 1″ iron pipe using recommended hardware shown below. (Hardware not included.)

$165.00

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Why Barn Owls Are Ideal for Effective, Natural Rodent Control

Now in use on farms and private properties throughout the United States, oil palm plantations in Malaysia, rice fields in S.E. Asia, and hay and vegetable farms in Israel, barn owls lend themselves to effective rodent control through a number of unique adaptations:

  • Barn owls are cavity nesters, so can easily be attracted to nest boxes.
  • Barn owls live comfortably around human activity such as busy farmyards and agricultural fields
  • Barn owls are not territorial, allowing farmers to establish dense colonies.
  • Barn owls raise large numbers of young for a raptor—up to 13 young have been recorded in one nest, although 4 to 7 is more common
  • Barn owls respond to higher rodent numbers by producing more young.
  • A single family of barn owls can consume over 1000 pocket gophers per year, or 3000 mice or voles.
  • Barn owls are extremely faithful to their nest sites, returning year after year.
  • Once established, barn owls need very little maintenance.
  • Utilizing barn owls for rodent control is very economical when compared to the costs of poisons and other methods.