So, barn owls ....

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Reiver, May 19, 2017.

  1. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    ..... does anyone have experience of keeping them?

    We've just taken all the glass out of an old 30x20 metre greenhouse and were left with a wonderful steel frames structure that was too good to destroy. We decided to turn it into an aviary and see what turned up ....... so we were at the wildlife rescue centre, yesterday, picking up 21 rescued mallard ducklings. When we mentioned the aviary he took us to see a pair of rescued barn owls :eek:

    Some lunatic, in Southampton, had bought them as a birthday present for his girlfriend and they were living in their house .... as they were bred in captivity he daren't release them as they won't be able to fend for themselves. So we've put a shed in the 'aviary' plus a couple of nestboxes and various perches etc.
    We've also dragged a dead tree, from the forest and set that up in there and put a beautiful but knackered old stone fountain for water.

    After that we're clueless as to how to look after them .... help?
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
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  2. mr chuckles

    mr chuckles Winger

    Sheff wed away first game
  3. vinegar hill

    vinegar hill Striker

    I've heard it's a hoot mate.
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  4. luvulongtime

    luvulongtime Striker

  5. Taste like chicken
  6. Space Hopper

    Space Hopper Midfield

  7. molthemackem

    molthemackem Striker

    Clueless is most apt:)
  8. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    Cheers, I knew I could rely on you lads ....... I can rest easy tonight.

    Too-witty for words :rolleyes:
  9. 8 JLB

    8 JLB Central Defender

    Makes a nice change to the procession of Moyes threads.

    I applaud the OP.
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  10. MickeyV

    MickeyV Midfield

    I think they eat other birds!
    They prefer rats and mice obviously, but I'd be careful what else you put in the aviary.
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  11. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    So I've just heard although frozen day old chicks are 'cheeper' ;)

    We used to have loads of rats but we just imported 4 feral cats so they've virtually vanished.

    The cats are all black and are called Eenie, Meenie, Miney and Mo :lol:
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
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  12. hertsmackem

    hertsmackem Striker

    Add in a pussycat
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  13. peil

    peil Striker Contributor

    'scrolls up' Yep says it's in PF
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  14. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    Is there another forum :eek:
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  15. peil

    peil Striker Contributor

    You wouldn't like it, carry on as you were ;)
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  16. Sunderlandanth

    Sunderlandanth Midfield



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  17. Reiver

    Reiver Winger


    I'm absolutely laughing my head off here ..... things could get really messy when the Maia Siddura starts flowing!
  18. MickeyV

    MickeyV Midfield

    You should get them to pose for a picture!
    Just read that and realised how ridiculous it is!
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  19. ThePistols

    ThePistols Midfield

    21 ducklings you say?

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