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 I replaced the outdated 2x4 inch fence with the goat fence and I feel it is a huge upgrade for the ease of martins getting in and out of the fencing.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 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder 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.