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English house sparrows

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tayten B, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Tayten B

    Tayten B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my community pen I have a lot of EHOS that are in there eating there food i dont mind sharing and that is why I have bird feeders up I am going to be regularly shooting them but besides covering the top which other bird that get stuck in it what can i do to keep them out with out the eventually getting used to it and ignoring it.
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get a feeder that the chickens have to step on to get into, they all leave. It's pretty amazing, but the day after the food supply is gone, they vanish!
    Sparrows can carry mites and lice, so shoot them whenever you see them, and I would pull out the bird feeders too, or just move them to the front of your house, away from the chicken food.
     
  3. PaulaMc

    PaulaMc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a great idea. I love all wild birds but due to Avian Flu threat am battling with sparrows and my chickens feed. I think I will invest in a treadle feeder. Amazon here I come [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  4. PaulaMc

    PaulaMc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh it so alien to me to shoot birds. Even with the threat of avian flu I couldn't do it. Plus, I don't have a gun ha ha ha.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Ditto Dat^^^ especially the stop feeding the wild birds, period.
     

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