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by Fuzzmeister
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Wing entrapment

Dave
Thanks for the hands on advice it's good to know that if and when I do attract some purple martins that this is something to watch for, I would have never thought they would get tangled up in a 2 1/4 inch hole but I will be looking forward to seeing the martins this coming spring.
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub flooring
Replies: 13
Views: 5274

Re: Sub flooring

Hi Tom
That's what I thought just elevate the nest area so if you get long rainy days or hard driving rains the water will stay lower and the insulation is a great way to keep things light, this is a great forum with a wealth of information thanks a lot
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub flooring
Replies: 13
Views: 5274

Re: Sub flooring

Hi I am new to the forum, and housing purple martins. I am in the process of building a purple martin house, and was wondering what the sub floor is all about, I'm assuming that the nest room is higher then the entrance room so would I just add another peice of 1/2 inch or 3/8 plywood to the nest ro...
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Wing entrapment

Hi Dave Iam new to the purple martin society my neighbor has a purple martin house and a few other people that live in a small town, so I decided I would build a house and try my luck at being a landlord. I do not know very much about the birds so that is why I joined this forum. My house has a entr...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Wing entrapment

Hi I have been reading a few topics where they mention wing entrapment, could some one explain what that is all about thanks.
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Archer
Wow in just 5 years of being a landlord you have done well, how many houses do you have?
by Fuzzmeister
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Hi Yes after more research I have realized that the compartments will have to be modified and enlarged. That was a good write up of using two compartments and making them into one and that is exactly what I will do, my 16 room house will now only be a 8 room house which will probably take some time,...
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrow Vs. Martin Strength
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: Sparrow Vs. Martin Strength

Yes I would like to read your idea as well
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Anthony
My house does have porches I allowed 3 inches of platform all the way around it I debating if I should put railing on it or not,what are your thoughts?
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Hi I'm southwest of you I am in leader
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Toy
I sure will let you know what's going on I can't wait to see that first pair of martins carrying straw into that house to make a nest. Thanks again.
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Toy
Thanks for sharing all your valuable information I am looking forward to finding some purple martins this spring thanks to every one for the info.
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Toy The house I built has 16 rooms I got the plan off of the internet it looked simple to build, it was probably one of the earlier ones built and they didn't realize at the time that martins needed more room to survive it has a ventilation shaft in it for air flow which I understand is a important ...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Toy Thanks for the info sounds like you have been doing this for quite some time, I won't be able to change the size of my rooms the house is pretty well completed so I will have to wait and see what happens I found this particular plan on the internet so I presumed it was up to the standards for wh...
by Fuzzmeister
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

I made my rooms 6 inches x 6 inches and 6 high I found out after I made it that they like the rooms even bigger but to late now, so I have no other alternative but to try it thanks every one for the advice.
by Fuzzmeister
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

Tom curious to know what is the purpose of the gourds?
by Fuzzmeister
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

Re: New landlord

I was planning on putting it at least 50 feet away from any trees or buildings but the fact that my neighbor has a house just a couple hundred feet away makes me think I could attract them if I put a decoy on it not 100 percent sure just my 2 cents worth. What is the minimum height that the pole sho...
by Fuzzmeister
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 7163

New landlord

Hi I am attempting to attract a colony of purple martins, I am in the process of building a 16 room house and hope to have it done soon all though I think I have until April of 2018 to have it in place. I was wondering if all you purple Martin landlords could give me some tips on attracting them I s...