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Extra birds in the coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jamarugg, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. jamarugg

    jamarugg New Egg

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    I have 30 free range chickens so I leave the pop holes open for them to access the nest boxes, food and water, and get out of the weather. Suddenly, I have a HUGE flock of house sparrows enjoying the same. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Janet
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sometime in the past, someone on site had a similar problem with starlings. They entered the coop, tennis racket in hand and had at them. Starlings soon found safer digs.
     
  3. jamarugg

    jamarugg New Egg

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    I'm going to some thrift shops this weekend to get a cheap tennis racket. Maybe take up a new sport, too. Thanks for the advice.

    Janet
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Poster with the starling problem swore that it worked. [​IMG]
     

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