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In my community pen I have a lot of EHOS that are in there eating there food i dont mind sharing and that is why I have bird feeders up I am going to be regularly shooting them but besides covering the top which other bird that get stuck in it what can i do to keep them out with out the eventually getting used to it and ignoring it.

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If you get a feeder that the chickens have to step on to get into, they all leave. It's pretty amazing, but the day after the food supply is gone, they vanish!

Sparrows can carry mites and lice, so shoot them whenever you see them, and I would pull out the bird feeders too, or just move them to the front of your house, away from the chicken food. 

I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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If you get a feeder that the chickens have to step on to get into, they all leave. It's pretty amazing, but the day after the food supply is gone, they vanish!

Sparrows can carry mites and lice, so shoot them whenever you see them, and I would pull out the bird feeders too, or just move them to the front of your house, away from the chicken food. 


This is a great idea. I love all wild birds but due to Avian Flu threat am battling with sparrows and my chickens feed.  I think I will invest in a treadle feeder.  Amazon here I come :D

 

Thanks 

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In my community pen I have a lot of EHOS that are in there eating there food i dont mind sharing and that is why I have bird feeders up I am going to be regularly shooting them but besides covering the top which other bird that get stuck in it what can i do to keep them out with out the eventually getting used to it and ignoring it.


Oh it so alien to me to shoot birds.  Even with the threat of avian flu I couldn't do it.  Plus, I don't have a gun ha ha ha.

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If you get a feeder that the chickens have to step on to get into, they all leave. It's pretty amazing, but the day after the food supply is gone, they vanish!

Sparrows can carry mites and lice, so shoot them whenever you see them, and I would pull out the bird feeders too, or just move them to the front of your house, away from the chicken food. 

Ditto Dat^^^  especially the stop feeding the wild birds, period.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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