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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. CTKen

    CTKen 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 Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

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