The important elements of a barn owl nest box are roominess to accommodate the species large broods and seclusion from predation although barn owls have used oddest of designs the style shown here has proven successful when placed in a variety of situations. 8 keep your box clean to reassure return of barn owls and their families make sure to clean and inspect any box on the premises twice each year in june and in november because birds bring all kinds of vegetation and hair into the box to keep their brood safe and warm parasites easily enter. When choosing the building and the owl box position remember that barn owls are interested in openings and holes rather than buildings or boxes the way in needs to be visible see our photo gallery suitable positions for barn owl nestboxes in buildings see a photo gallery of openings and holes that are attractive to barn owls. 1 appropriate size too many barn owl box designs create a nest box that might be only 18 deep while this size can attract a breeding pair keep in mind that barn owls produce an extraordinary number of young seven is quite common. Barn owl nest boxes are often set up inside an open air building such as a barn shed or an abandoned building but barn owls will also move into a nest boxes mounted to trees or poles in suitable open areas near fields woodlands and orchards
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