Are finches and sparrows a threat?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by dainironfoot, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. dainironfoot

    dainironfoot Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2010
    woodburn, Oregon
    Hi, Just wondering if you guys worry about sparrows and finches passing diseases onto your pheasants. I'm building a new pen for my Amhersts and am debating which cage wire to use. The 1X1 inch 16gauge welded wire is WAAAAAY cheaper than the 1/2X1 but I'm thinking the songbirds could get through the 1X1, right? Is that a threat that is worth worring about? Thanx guys!
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
    I would get the smaller wire. The dang sparrows will eat alot of the feed and then there is always a chance they could bring in diseases.

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