Barred Owls nest in cavities and will also use abandoned Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Squirrel, or Crow nests. They are likely laid every 2 to 3 days and incubation begins with the first egg laid. Cavities measure 10–13 inches wide and 14–21 inches deep (sometimes much deeper, with one cavity recorded as nearly 8 feet deep). About a month to 6 weeks after the chicks hatch they begin exploring outside of the nest. Barred Owl may also amend an older squirrel nest. The approximate height maybe 20 to 40 feet onto a large tree. Depending on the species of owl, this can be just a few eggs or more than a dozen. In Nova Scotia, the intervals between the first and second eggs were record to be 24 to 72 hours, while the intervals between the second and the third were recorded to be 48 to 96 hours. In barred owls, egg laying occurs at two to three day intervals. The body is heavily covered in brown and white feathers that extend up to the sharp, yellow talons. The incubation is about 30 days before the eggs will begin to hatch. Incubation period is 28-33 days. Barred Owls do very less or even do nothing to Change a present tree cavity or deserted nest. Head, neck, chest and most upper parts are buffy-white with dark brown barring. Description: A medium to large sized owl lacking ear tufts.Male and female are identical in plumage. Owls don’t create their own nests, but instead find abandoned nests from other birds that they can use for a place to lay their eggs. The Barred Owl typically lay 2-3 eggs, and they will hatch after about 28 - 30 days. As the young begin to hatch, the female will use her beak to help them out. Because eggs are laid on different days, the female will generally begin incubation with the first egg, and the eggs will hatch in the order they were laid. When the chicks first hatch they are covered with fluffy down, and after 2-3 weeks a second layer of down is grown. Owls lay their eggs over the course of a few days, so there will always be a size difference in the owl siblings, as they hatch at different times. The Male brings food to the female while she is on the nest. Baby owls, called owlets or nestlings, hatch 3 to 5 weeks after the eggs are laid, depending on the species. It has brown eyes, as compared to the yellow eyes of other species of owls. They may add lichen, fresh green conifer sprigs, or feathers to a stick platform nest, and they may flatten or remove the top of an old squirrel nest. They normally nest at the top of the tree. Barred Owls do little or nothing to change an existing tree cavity or abandoned platform nest. This is called asynchronous hatching, which results in different age nestlings within the same nest. The barred owl gets its name from the distinct bars of white and brown colors on its body. During this exploration time they continue to be fed by their parents. It has dark rings around its eyes, and a hooked, yellow beak. They could add green or tree straws, dry silt or feathers into a nest. Eggs number 2-4 and are white, and almost perfectly round, with a slightly rough texture.