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Free ranging and free for all for bird seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by w8tn4fresheggs, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Songster

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    My 7 week old chicks are free ranging occasionally. They have found the bird feeders and love to eat the seeds that have dropped to the ground. But so do the wild birds.

    I am more concerned of them picking up something from the wild birds, than I am of them actually eating the feed.

    Should I be concerned?


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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    That is a good question. My chickens also frequent the bird feeders. They are a year old now, and so far....so good. [​IMG]
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Heck I rarely have wild birds hit my birdfeeder!! They are scared off by my birds who have figured out there is a free Meal!![​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2007
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I had to take my wild bird feeders down because with the wild birds came the preditory birds who then went after my chickens. Once the feeders were down and the birds left the preditors went with them and I had no more problems, at least until I moved here to the farm.
     

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