Most landlords simply use 2 inch by 4 inch mesh fencing to make owl fences around their gourd racks. Well, I'm here to say I found goat fence that has a mesh size of 4 inch by 4 inch. I replaced the outdated 2x4 inch fence with the goat fence and I feel it is a huge upgrade for the ease of martins getting in and out of the fencing. It also is a stronger and thicker gauge wire. I will add pics later as I find out how to best post images on the forum.
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- Martin Colony History: In 2019, 54 pair with 218 fledged youngsters. 83 total compartments available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified trio metal house units, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.