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Do chickens attract wild birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by birdsofparadise, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Kohala, Hawaii
    We always had a flock of chukkars (locally called Franklins) here on my hawaiian farm, but since we put up a chicken coop and yard their numbers have increased significantly. Plus, we now have pheasant coming around and yesterday I saw a gang of ten wild turkeys stroll thru my orchard.

    There is no exposed food for these birds to get to, so whatʻs up? Do the sounds of contented birds attract other birds?

  2. YUP! And the wild birds bring in mites... as we are all to commonly aware of here in Texas...
  3. PamsPride

    PamsPride Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Yep! I used to have a pheasant that would come hang out with my ladies! He would even get up on top of the coop and strut his stuff!
  4. merry hens

    merry hens In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2009
    Sure, I have a year-round flock of up to 3 different species of sparrows that live in the rose bush by the coop and eat the leftover food on the ground. They can also attract birds of prey. But for my place I've actually noticed a decrease in pheasants, quail and turkeys since Ive had chickens. I dunno, maybe it just varies.

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  5. I have a friend of mine who lives not far from me, who raises a flock of ducks along with her chickens. One day during the fall, I'm assuming during migration, a wild duck landed in her pen with her domesticated ducks. To this day that duck has still never left that pen!
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    My Canada geese are calling in the wild ones ! I also had a parakeet land with my pigeons once , and now when i throw bread to my geese why they are free ranging sea gulls fly all around and pick up the bread

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