Flyte Barn Owl Nesting Box
Flyte Barn Owl Nesting Box - made by Flyte so Fancy.
The Flyte Barn Owl Box has been designed and made with great care to be the optimum requirements for these wonderful birds. It provides the security and space they need to help them nest in safety.
This Owl Box is approx 2ft 8in high by 2ft at its widest by 2ft 7in max deep.READ MORE
The Flyte Barn Owl Box is very large; weighing about 28kg. The perfect size and design for Barn Owls and built to last.
Made from pressure treated (rot-resistant) timber throughout with an exterior plywood floor; it is beautifully finished, very substantial and will last for many years. With guidance from The Barn Owl Trust, we have created a home to be mounted on a barn or in a large tree (see hints and tips below for installing your Owl Box). You can mount two boxes together as long as they are at least 500m apart.
The base/floor is the widest dimension, to allow a good floor space inside, and the sides taper in towards the roof eaves. The roof overhangs the front balcony like a porch to provide protection for the entrance hole and the balcony. This will help to shield the entrance hole from weather and allow the owlet fledglings protection when they venture on to the balcony. This balcony shelf allows the fledglings space to sit and assess their new world and has a raised edge to prevent them falling.
Under the balcony is a 'human' access hatch for cleaning which is normally done between November and January but only perhaps every 2 - 3 years.
Note: under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, it is an offence to disturb breeding Barn Owls.
External dimensions: 82cm high x 64cm wide at base, 49cm wide at eaves x 53cm deep at base, 68cm deep at roof apex. Landing shelf (balcony) extends 25.5cm from entry hole and is 46cm wide. The Entrance Hole is 13cm wide x 15cm high. Depth of box from floor to entrance hole is 37cm. Floor area internally is 0.34 sq.m.
Timber: The timber we use is pressure treated Swedish Redwood with a 15-year Anti-Rot warranty from an FSC Certified Supplier. The floor is FSC Exterior Plywood. All nails are stainless steel and screws are double plated (to prevent rust). Includes metal mounting plates.
Delivery: The Barn Owl Box will be delivered ready assembled via courier. Delivery charge from, for example, £10.44 for mainland England postcodes.
Installing your Barn Owl Box: Before erecting a Barn Owl Box please do make a risk assessment for the height it will need to be installed at e.g. 3m high in a tree. The box is quite heavy so doing this single handed (whilst on a ladder) should be considered carefully. We suggest this is a two-person task.
When installing in a tree make sure it is a mature tree in an isolated position like a hedgerow, field or woodland edge. It should have few or no low branches so that the nest box entrance hole can be seen by a passing owl from a distance i.e. do not choose a tree in woodland.
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