English house sparrows !

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Janet Mason, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Janet Mason

    Janet Mason New Egg

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    How do I keep sparrows out of hen house?My hens free range so each morning I open the door and leave it open until dark.When there is feed in the hen house,the sparrows are inside by the dozens!! They fly through the hen sized door!!Only solution I have so far found is to only leave feed out over night when door is closed!!
    I tried an on demand feeder where hens pecked to dispense feed.Hens pecked so much there was always an abundance for the Sparrows also.
     
  2. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] You might want to post in the "Feeding and Watering Your Flock" section of BYC... Good luck!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sparrows are great opportunists - that's why they survive in severe weather, Nile virus, everything else. I hope that works for you, nothing seems to stop them out here.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - i have a similar problem with monkeys - may be less stressful to accept their presence, after doing all you can to deter them.


    all the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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