How to Build a Birdhouse for Martins

Learn how to build a birdhouse for martins, the beneficial bird that not only eats copious amounts of insects, but also scares away hawks and crows.



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Martins are a great visitor for your yard because they scare off less desirable birds such as ravens and hawks that will eat your corn and chickens.
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Follow these plans for a functional, weather proof birdhouse.
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This support strut will keep your birdhouse sturdy and safe.
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Attracting Martins to your homestead is a good idea because they have been observed to eat as many as 1,200 bugs a day.
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Make sure the posts of your birdhouse are secure, concrete footing should do the trick.
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