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by johnnycoon
Thu May 02, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: hard boiled eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

hard boiled eggs

is it alright to feed martins chopped hard boiled eggs?
by johnnycoon
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Purple Martin's Worst Aerial Nightmare, But Great Ally
Replies: 27
Views: 37957

I had a western kingbird take residence in my yard by my puma houses.It was very weird since they aren't supposed to be this far east.They did not harass the martins much though.
by johnnycoon
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What a great day! My martins are finally back
Replies: 17
Views: 4336

I wish I had tree swallows but I dont think they are in my area of Kansas.I have barnies though and i guess thats good enough.
by johnnycoon
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: cridket purchase site
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

Im sure the martins will eat big black crickets. Its just getting a lot of them to fill their tummies.If they can gulf down huge dragon flies, Im sure they can eat those big crickets and would love them!Even catch spiders if you are brave enough. i have come across some big spiders while looking for...
by johnnycoon
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: cridket purchase site
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

i use Armstrongs Crickets.
by johnnycoon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: UST - Universal Sparrow Trap
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

I would put up a 4X4 CHICKEN WIRE ASAP!!!
by johnnycoon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: UST - Universal Sparrow Trap
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

Could not help noticing the up side down decoy.For me that would be a red flag that a hawk or owl swiped at it. But I don't know how tight yours is around the perch.The wind could do that too.
by johnnycoon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: helping your martins get home
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

There have been several martins stop by.THEY MAY BE LATE BUT THEY ARE COMING !!! IF they want a gourmet meal of crickets for the fly, they can dine or use the" fly through" for a quick bite to eat :grin:
by johnnycoon
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: helping your martins get home
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

helping your martins get home

yesterday it was in the 30s and snowing.i had 15 extra martins just show up.i started flipping crickets and boy were they hungry.They spent the night and they all left the today since Im down to my usual resident martins.Just wanna let you landlords up north know that your martins might already know...
by johnnycoon
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: It only took 7 years!
Replies: 95
Views: 33812

Thats sweet!! maybe you will get more :)
by johnnycoon
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To shoot (sparrows) or not to shoot? That is the question...
Replies: 22
Views: 9759

i blast away with a 12 ga skeet shooting on my property and that doesn't bother them.
by johnnycoon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Disturbing video - hard to watch
Replies: 14
Views: 3444

bird netting would have stopped those things!And if were me i would rip those snakes off the pole so fast with my bare hands... Im not scared of a little snake bite. :evil:
by johnnycoon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: purple finches in purple martin house
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Well i was just looking outside and a purple martin just went into the purple finches cavity and now theres a fight going on!
by johnnycoon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: purple finches in purple martin house
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

purple finches in purple martin house

I have a pair of purple finches building a nest in one of my houses. Should i let them build a nest? Will they hurt my martins?Or will they help chase sparrows away?
by johnnycoon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: owl guard question
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

its 4 by 4 wire
by johnnycoon
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: owl guard question
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

owl guard question

I just put an guard up today on my trio castle while my birds were out feasting on bugs.I still dont have any luck posting photos so ill try to describe it a little... I made it out of chicken wire and aluminum rods riveted to the side of the house.the distance between the wire cage and the porch is...
by johnnycoon
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: soaked
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

I havnt tried eggs yet.maybe i will try it tomorrow.I fed them more crickets today and got them stuffed.they must have eaten 45 crickets each!
by johnnycoon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: cold weather worries
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

I only have 8 birds.I cant imagine those with large colonies! thats a lot of crickets!I have 7 thousand crickets ready to go.I think for larger the colonies feeding trays are the way to go but with the 8 i have so far flipping should suffice.i flipped a good 500 for just the few birds i have and ver...
by johnnycoon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: soaked
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

soaked

well i just got done flipping crickets in the freezing cold rain.Boy were the martins glad to see me though .i must have used at least 300 crickets.it doesn't seem martins ever get full.They always want more and more...then a couple would just hover a couple feet above me to get the first chance at ...
by johnnycoon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: overjoyed
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

overjoyed

All my martins are taking flipped crickets!!!!!!!They learn fast especially when they are hungry!! Looks like they will survive this next cold spell! I could get right under them and toss crickets up with my hands! What a wonderful experience!