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by R Mohler
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Martins showed up and it'S still cold!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

Re: My Martins showed up and it'S still cold!!

We always love to see their return and six of ours returned three days ago. When they arrived it was in the 70's but yesterday it dropped 40 degrees and rained all night and all day today it is 33 degrees out now here in the DFW area. We can hear the martins in the gourds and will keep a close eye o...
by R Mohler
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are egg shells really necessary?
Replies: 40
Views: 22491

Re: Are egg shells really necessary?

In the past we would put both egg shells and oyster shells out for the colony, but for the past couple of years we have only provide the oyster shells. I buy them from a feed store in Keller, TX and the martins seem to peck through the shells and pick what they want. The oyster shells are inexpensiv...