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Attract rodent-eating owls to your property with the Barn Owl Box.
Barn owl box Many valuable crops suffer extensive damage from rodents like gophers, voles, mice, etc. Due to increasing rodent populations and a need to reduce chemical use in the field, the use of barn owls in agriculture is rapidly increasing.

The barn owl is one of the most efficient hunters on wings. A single adult barn owl can consume up to 1,000 pocket gophers in a year, and a family of owls can consume up to 3,000 rodents per year. Owls can be more effective than poison for rodent control.

Facts about the Common Barn Owl:

Barn owl rodent control

  • One of the most widely distributed species of owl.
  • Expert rodent hunter
  • Nests in snug, dark cavities at well positioned sites
  • Feeds on small ground mammals like gophers, voles, field mice, ground squirrels, shrews and rats.
  • Breeds anytime during the year depending on food supply, with an average brood of 3.5 chicks.

You can increase the likelihood of barn owl inhabitancy on your property by providing a safe, well positioned nesting home like the Barn Owl Box.

Barn Owl Box
Whitewashed plywood. Includes pre-installed mounting blocks.


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Barn owl box

Facts about the Barn Owl Box:

  • Hand made in California by expert craftsmen
  • Sturdy wood construction
  • Side door for easy clean-out
  • Internal baffle to protect the young
  • Entryway designed specifically for the barn owl
  • Designed to thwart predators
  • Precise ventilation
  • We offer 3 models:

- Basic Box in white (plywood)
Basic Box in cedar stain (plywood)
All Cedar Box

Each model includes brackets for mounting on a 1.25" diameter pole (schedule 40 galvanized metal pole is ideal).

Barn Owl Box
Cedar stained plywood. Includes pre-installed mounting blocks.


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Frequently asked questions about the Barn Owl Box:

How many do I need?
On large, level areas 1 box every 25 acres is ideal. For areas with uneven terrain (e.g. hill-side vineyards),
1 - 2 boxes for every 10 acres is optimal.

Where do I place them?
Away from frequent human activity, roads, and power lines. Near trees is ideal, but away from dense forests (due to predators).
For optimal ventilation, the box should be placed so the rear is toward prevailing winds.

How do I install the Barn Owl Box?
Mounting the Barn Owl Box onto 1.25" pipe is easy thanks to the pre-installed, pole-ready mounting blocks. The box should be mounted so its bottom is 12-feet above the ground.

For more installation tips and general information, visit our Barn Owl Box tips page.

Barn owl box
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Barn Owl Box
All cedar box. Includes pre-installed mounting blocks.


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Owl boxes are made in California
Prices subject to change without notice. FOB Salinas, California USA.

Sutton Agricultural Enterprises, Inc.
1044 Harkins Road

Salinas, CA 93901 USA
Phone: 866/280-6229 or 831/422-9693
Fax: 831/422-4201

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