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by pmcharter1
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: gourd design
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

all your input has been great, keep it coming, i wish they made a starter rack, for 8 gourds, with two hubs, 4 to a hub , and add to it, i was afraid of the fighting. i have two tri 12 room houses that are 80 precent full. ive always wanted to try gourds and looking for direction on this,. i have 8 ...
by pmcharter1
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: gourd design
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

gourd design

creative universe have a starter 8 gourd rack for supers, any pros- cons, on this design if you have purchased one. any insight would be great.
i like the square design, just looking to get started.
by pmcharter1
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Found Antique PM house
Replies: 13
Views: 3354

i would love to see deeper in that compartment on the side of that house. whoever built that house, was ahead in time.top row, look at the metal flashing underneath the lenght of the porches, may have had them on the bottom, but cant tell( or rotted away).if you look closer at the side. you can see ...
by pmcharter1
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Found Antique PM house
Replies: 13
Views: 3354

i would love to see deeper in that compartment on the side of that house. whoever built that house, was ahead in time.top row, look at the metal flashing underneath the lenght of the porches, may have had them on the bottom, but cant tell( or rotted away).if you look closer at the side. you can see ...
by pmcharter1
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To all my forum friends
Replies: 12
Views: 4189

Ray, wishing you and yours the best, and a great 2013, sincerely
pm charter1
by pmcharter1
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ideas for a pole design to hang 6 supers
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

ideas for a pole design to hang 6 supers

hey everyone, looking for ideas,i have 2 trios with great sucess, i always wanted gourds, myself and 3 other people started the first iowa purple martin chapter in august,in september, my wife had a severe stroke at 46. my wife is recovering, but her love for the birds we have continues.Thanks to my...
by pmcharter1
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: thanks to a stranger!:)
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Hey, Matt, pm here, sorry my computer was down, the event went well, for an Iowa event, we had people from Missouri, Minnesota, and from central Iowa. a great turn out for the first chapter in Iowa! and so proud to have helped started it with the help of Dave Duit . Funny how things work, but as i w...
by pmcharter1
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: thanks to a stranger!:)
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Michelle, As im sitting here writing up a rough draft for the purple martin seminar - pot luck this weekend, starting from housing, - materiels, to nesting, products, and where to buy them, i cant get the gift giver off my mind. I will acknowledge him at the meeting, as he had to have the same setup...
by pmcharter1
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tunnells that have porches with railing or edging
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

jr, im going thru this now, i have 2 -12 room trio houses that have rails, but im bulding a tree pole that will hold, 8 gaurds, the rails are essential for my houses , as they fledge, come out, they dont fall over board. i am in contact now with a gentlman from florida who knows this, i plan on hang...
by pmcharter1
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: thanks to a stranger!:)
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

thanks to a stranger!:)

I am a fellow Martin euntisast. i am helping to put on a potluck for all Purlple martin followers as my self, augest 25th in madrid , ia. beginning Iowas chapter with the help of alot of good people! Last yr , while at work, a gentlman stopped by my house, and left me a bag of several things for my ...
by pmcharter1
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HELLO TO ALL
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Dale. send me a pm if youd like, want to know how your year went , hard to beleive wrapped up that early. wish i was in orlando enjoying some sun! im in central iowa. im thinking thier hatching twice here, we had a real early spring, they hatched, and i got new eggs going in rooms that wernt occupie...
by pmcharter1
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One little purple guy is not...
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

ray o 4, impressive, ineed to see that to beleive it, i opened up rooms, never have they let me touch them( i dont try), they stay on the nest when i i do nest cks, a video of that would be great!, I have been buzzed by a female ckecking them with my work shedule, i get home around 6, for a fact, mi...
by pmcharter1
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HELLO TO ALL
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

hello Dale, welcome, hope your colony is great!keep in touch, pm charter 1
by pmcharter1
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A second pair building a nest have some questions from vets
Replies: 8
Views: 2381

i agree with lavern, glue traps work (if) you tape the holes small enough so the martin cant get in, but if you set one, yould better moniter it 24-7! your better off setting outside with a pellet gun, kill the male, clean the room out and hope your martins will take over that room.you do not want a...
by pmcharter1
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cable slipped from top pulley; how do I safely fix?
Replies: 9
Views: 5539

Caroline, i had the same proablem, but, my tri houses are on a rope system rathter than the winch.the top of one of my houses , the pully cracked and is missing a piece, so if i lowered it to fast , it would slip off., unfortunatly, this is during nesting! i had to get a ladder , climb to the top, t...
by pmcharter1
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A house of a different color
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

amazing, looks like the one i built i shop class 25 yrs ago, but mine was white. martins like white , if i was to have my old house back, i woulld have made alot of changes to it. my pole pivoted, instead of telescoping up and down, i would have also made the room doors easy to take off from the fro...
by pmcharter1
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What next? Throwing in the towel
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

i agree with all of you , kill the sparrows!, i have two, tri houses, 12 rooms, the sparows only build in the one room in both houses, facing the west, ? i clean it out , shoot them, shoot the males with my pellet gun. another moves in, the martins dont seem to mind them, my concern is if if after i...
by pmcharter1
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What next? Throwing in the towel
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

My dad has been trying to get them, he hung 2 houses 2 yrs ago, nothing, two days ago, he calls and says i think i ahave a visitor, i went out and cleaned the house of sparow junk, replaced it with new martin neting material, mud, egg shells, he has 2 paires atleast intrested and its june 4th in iow...
by pmcharter1
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A sweeeet picture of martin babies
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

tammy bears, wow., you are doing so well the first yr! , i have 2 12 room tri houses, tough for me to keep track as im on the road, came home last night, one room had 6 babies, 5 other rooms had eggs. my second house had 5 rooms occupied with eggs in each, very eciting!, keep in touch, sens a pm and...
by pmcharter1
Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lost two eggs because of telescoping pole and bad judgement
Replies: 17
Views: 4001

i feel your pain, i have 2- 12 room trio houses on a rope system, one rope went bad and i repaired it,the pullys bad so if you lower it , or raise it, the rope slips off the pulley,, just need to go slow! a piece in the pully cracked off so if you lower it to fast, it slips off causing it to bind up...