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Project by Tbowen posted 12-29-2012 05:35 AM 963 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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i made this squirrel house about 2 months ago…i used leftover ceder fence board..i think a great horned owl is actually using it rather than a squirrel but any way it is

22” tall
the opening on the side is 3×3 inches
if you are going to make one you MUST mount it 10 feet or higher
best if the opening is facing the opposite direction of the wind
best to use untreated wood if you can..squirrels will chew on the opening place the nesting house above or under a limb …

if you do want a owl to live in it make the opening 1/2’” bigger and also put some kind of bedding in it because owls can not make their own nest.. i put wood shavings in mine filled it about 1/4 deep
also keep in mind that owls do want to sit on a branch above the nesting box to hunt
the higher you hang it the better

hope yall enjoy it

-Tbowen

-- don't out smart your common sense





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Wdwerker

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 05:52 AM

Nice of you to provide the owl with squirrels to eat as well as a nest box!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 12:54 PM

Build it an they will come!!!!!!!!!

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 01:22 PM

Good deal Get so tired of seeing Bird houses, finily someone cares about bushy tails’
Oops! forgot the owl is a bird too. Boo on birds.

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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