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by baileysambone
Fri May 17, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 10 YEARS and STILL WAITING !
Replies: 66
Views: 21979

B4B
Just wondering if any of the birds visiting your site stayed. Keep us updated
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sat May 04, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mississippi update
Replies: 13
Views: 3565

Tony, I have 2 pair that have put so many leaves in their compartments, you can't even tell there is eggs in there. The pair in the trensetter house, build a 2 -3" wall of leaves, against the access door. They have so many leaves and twigs, I can't slide the nest tray out. I had to buy an inspection...
by baileysambone
Fri May 03, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbe question
Replies: 10
Views: 2557

Tony, Last year my female layed eggs in four different compartments. I moved all the eggs to one and closed the other holes off for a day or two. Had 9 eggs, 8 hatched. This year I have one pair in the front house and they built nest in about 4 compartments, but thank goodness she layed all the eggs...
by baileysambone
Fri May 03, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: It only took 7 years!
Replies: 95
Views: 33753

Tony, What a suprise. I have not been on the forum in about 2 weeks. I like others skim the topics just to see if there is a post from you, and boy what wonderful news. I told you last year ,first it was James, then me and you would be next. My prayers were answered. You know now you are going to ha...
by baileysambone
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Problem with Quad Pod roof
Replies: 7
Views: 2718

Bill, Like Michelle said also, look for that tiny hole on side of roof and line it up with entrance hole and see if that helps. I did feed crickets last year because my pair hatched 8 young, (had nine eggs). I put them right inside the entrance hole though, because I didn't want to attract unwanted ...
by baileysambone
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Problem with Quad Pod roof
Replies: 7
Views: 2718

Bill,
I have a heritage farms quad pod system. Never had of the the roofs blow off. I did note that the small hollow hole in each roof section goes where the hole is in each compartment.
What kind of rack did you use to hang gourds underneath ?
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: By George I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 31
Views: 7973

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by baileysambone
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: By George I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 31
Views: 7973

Tony, As you know I had my first pair and only pair last year, so I watched them as much as I could. I think you may be on to something. There were gobs of PM around when each of my 5 babies fledged. I noticed about a week before they fledged, and also when each one of them fledged, the female sat o...
by baileysambone
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question for the guys about nesting trays
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Tommie,
I was looking for like a caulking or silicone material I could use to seal all the edges together and make it stronger. I'm not sure that glue it came with will hold. I don't know what material it actually is, but it's the universal nest trays sold by PMCA (Black ones)
by baileysambone
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Equipment For Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 7601

Scott,
My prayers are with you. I will always be grateful to you for coming and looking at my set up in Baton Rouge. It sounds like you have helped so many other purple martain landlords. Get well soon. I sent you a private message in addition to this post.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question for the guys about nesting trays
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Question for the guys about nesting trays

I put together some universal nesting trays I bought from PMCA. I had to cut the width slightly to fit my rooms. The trays are put together with glue. My question is, I want to reinforce the corners and edges to make it stronger and to take away the tiny gaps I see where the edges meet. What is the ...
by baileysambone
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: GOBBLER T UPDATE
Replies: 18
Views: 4940

Good Luck Tony. Still rooting for you. Keep us posted please.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: This is for Everyone on the Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 3997

James,
I'm so excited for you. I bet next year, you'll have many pairs.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: high tech sunshades for martin houses
Replies: 12
Views: 6165

Louise,
What do you use for spacers ?
Has anyone tried the kids konserve ice packs? It's a ice pack with a sweat free cover.
by baileysambone
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SAD NEWS ON ORPHAN :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Laura, I had 8 hatch out of nine eggs laid. My first pair. I can't tell you how I felt when I did nest checks and I would find another one dead.I put many crickets in the compartment on my days off. My female laid eggs in 4 different compartments at first, and I moved them all to one. I can't tell y...
by baileysambone
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SAD NEWS ON ORPHAN :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Laura and RR,
I'm so sorry for the loss of that baby. We were all hopeful after RR took him in.
You both did more than a lot of folks would do. All you can do is try.
by baileysambone
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about leaving up housing
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Tony and Chris,
Thats a good idea. I'll plug all but one hole on houses, that way I can may be get some more sparrows, and I do agree Tony, that birds migrating might be looking to see where housing is.
Thanks for the replys all.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Good Year so far in PA :)....colony update
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Good luck Tony.
Hope the rest of your martin season is better that the start of it. Hope all remaining fledge.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round Rock Update
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

RR,
please keep us posted on Laura's little one and let us know how he does.
That is great that you could take him in.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Somebody help please!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5567

Laura or RR or Chris,
keep us posted on the outcome so we all know how he does
Yvonne