dozen of birds in coop with chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kens147, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. kens147

    kens147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2009
    any thoughts on how to get rid of them never had so many its like the movie the birds lol any help would be appreciated
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Someone has plans for a feeder that keeps birds out. If they don't find food, they won't stay around long.

    Birds carry bugs and diseases that your chickens don't want or need.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Repeating Sparrow Traps
    Treadle Feeders

    You can train your chooks to go thru pop door cover made of strips of clear plastic that the smaller birds can't get thru.
    If your coop is attached to a run, you can cover the run with bird netting.

    Your location and coop/run configuration would help folks make suggestions.
  4. frybreadlady

    frybreadlady New Egg

    May 19, 2013
    I have trouble with cardinals~and like you, it's like the movie BIRDS. First the baby goats were going in the door, fixed it, and now the birds! I like the post about the plastic strips on the door. I am going to try it.
  5. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    I've never had large numbers of birds in the coop, but one time I had a sparrow, and I spent 10 minutes chasing it around until I finally got it out the main door. I was very pleased to have freed the little bird. It flew about 30 feet from the coop, and was about 5 feet off the ground when one of my barn cats jumped up and snagged it right out of the air. I guess it wasn't that birds day!

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