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by hmouch12
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Conley II Entrances
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: Conley II Entrances

I also just bought a Troyer T-14. I removed the Conley entrances and added clinger tunnels from S&K. I can’t wait to put it up this weekend.
by hmouch12
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana

Kegger,

That’s slick right there! I wish I was that creative. Maybe one day you can share or sell those plans!
by hmouch12
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana

Thanks for the advice Dave. Before I spend >$1,000 I wanted to get some input from the experienced folks like yourself here. Last year I had an old S&K barn and a homemade aluminum house on telescopic poles. While I had a great year in my book, I did realize after a storm snapped one of my poles in ...
by hmouch12
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana

Looking for some advice for all of you on the best house to get for my area, south Louisiana. We don’t have really cold weather here but we do get extreme heat. Last year I had two cheap houses that did well (8 pairs for my 2nd year), but were hard to lower and clean. I was looking to upgrade and bu...
by hmouch12
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath

Thanks for the info, crazy how COVID is affecting everything. If it’s close in cost, I would probably buy Vs build to save time. Still looking but I’m going to have to buy something for next year after my old tri-tel pole broke in half after a storm.
by hmouch12
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath

Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind for sure. Just have to decide if I want to build vs buy as well.
by hmouch12
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath

Thanks Mark, I will definitely continue to offer both houses and gourds since 4 of the 8 pair I had used the houses. I want something tat will last and our heat and humidity and moisture is steering me away from anything made from wood.
by hmouch12
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Lonestar Alamo vs Goliath

As this season comes to an end for my colony I’m looking forward to upgrading to a better set up next year. Last year was my first successful year with one pair and this year I had 8 nesting pair. My colony has fledged 28 babies so far and the last 4 Babies should fledge any day and they’ll be gone....
by hmouch12
Wed May 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsong
Replies: 6
Views: 2711

Re: Dawnsong

Thanks! I let it play today and they seemed to be fine with it. I may just play for an hour or so in the morning and see what happens. The pair appear to be two young martins, the male is a sub adult. I did see some mature martins on my house and perches two days ago but haven’t seen them since. All...
by hmouch12
Wed May 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsong
Replies: 6
Views: 2711

Dawnsong

Newbie here..... I’ve been playing the dawnsong for about a week or two and I finally have a pair that is building a nest in one of my gourds. I noticed when I started playing it I was seeing anywhere between 8-10 martins flying around going in my house and gourds. So far only one pair is building a...
by hmouch12
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Martin keeper (decoy advice)
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

Re: New Martin keeper (decoy advice)

Well, I’ve had a bunch of visitors stop by my house set up but none have stuck. One day I had 6 circling but they hung out for the day and were gone by the evening. I had one male stay the night in my house one night and was gone the next day. I’ve played daytime chatter from an mp3 file I had on a ...
by hmouch12
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Martin keeper (decoy advice)
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

Re: New Martin keeper (decoy advice)

Thanks for the info Tom! The aluminum house that I got from my grandpa has 6x9 compartments but the s&k barn only has 6x6. Maybe next year I can try to customize the apartments to make them bigger! I’ll keep everyone in the loop, I’m ready to see some birds!
by hmouch12
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Martin keeper (decoy advice)
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

Re: New Martin keeper (decoy advice)

Also is the decoy arrangement critical?
by hmouch12
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Martin keeper (decoy advice)
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

New Martin keeper (decoy advice)

Looking for a little advice on attracting some Martins. Last year I had a S&K barn house and had quite a few visitors but none nested. This year I added some BO-9 gourds to that pole and another house that my grandpa gave me and asked me to refurbish. I put 6 decoys on the houses but my question is,...