Dang Blue Jays gettin my eggs!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shastagoose, May 12, 2008.

  1. shastagoose

    shastagoose In the Brooder

    May 12, 2008
    Hi everyone [​IMG], I have a nice coop with an open run. The girls eggs have always been safe, but now the Blue Jays are getting in and stealing the eggs:(: The coop is surrounded with chicken wire, but I let them out to roam during the day. Their food and water is inside, so I leave the door open. Any suggestions on how to allow the girls out to roam, and keep the blue jays out? I'm thinking of completely covering the entire run with wire, but with the economy the way it is, it's going to take awhile before I can do this.. Help....:|
  2. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    pellet gun time is all i can say [​IMG]
  3. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    I agree pellet gun time with scope.
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    post a cat that hates eggs [​IMG]
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    pellet gun? jeez if you are gonna do any thing.......12 gauge [​IMG]
  6. ozzie

    ozzie Songster

    Nov 12, 2007
  7. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Well I cannot afford to cover my run with wire either so I am planning to use an old soccer goal net it will be able to strech over the run area and keep the birds out (i hope) we had a hawk or something swipe up one of my babies.. I have a friend that went to a army surplus store and got a camo cover net an she has that over hers.. it provides shade too..
  8. catfish

    catfish Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    Two suggestions:
    One a rubber black snake that is designed to keep birds away.
    Two: Great Horned Owl model attached over the door,

    Three: the Pellet gun if your in the city. Shotgun if your in the country.

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