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 requirement 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. It is very large; weighing about 25kg. The perfect size and design for Barn Owls and built to last.
Made from bird-safe 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 installing your Owl Box). You can mount two boxes together as long as they are at least 500m apart.
See our photos of Eddie the Barn Owl when he visited us for our Owl Day in January (2020).
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.
The overhang shields the entrance hole from weather and allow the owlet fledglings protection when they venture onto the balcony. This balcony shelf allows the fledglings space to sit and assess their new world and has a raised edge to prevent them from 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. The landing shelf (balcony) extends 25.5cm from the entry hole and is 46cm wide.
The Entrance Hole is 13cm wide x 15cm high. The depth of the box from the floor to the entrance hole is 37cm. The floor area internally is 0.34 sq.m.
Timber: The timber we use is eco-pressure-treated Swedish Redwood with a 15-year Anti-Rot warranty from an FSC Certified Supplier (see Warranty conditions). The floor is FSC Exterior Plywood. All nails are stainless steel and screws are double plated to prevent rust. Includes metal mounting plates.
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.
Normally delivery is within 2 to 3 days but please allow up to 7 working days at busy times. Delivered by courier.
Delivery: The Barn Owl Box will be delivered ready assembled via courier. Delivery charge from, for example, £12.50 for mainland England postcodes.