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Get rid of Doves

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by slightdrool, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. slightdrool

    slightdrool In the Brooder

    May 4, 2014
    Cedar Hills, UT
    We have a Ring Neck Dove problem. There are about 20 of them that come around every morning to eat the chicken scratch and food and they don't leave until late afternoon. It's really getting ridiculous. How do you keep Doves/other wild birds out of your chicken area?

  2. The easiest way would be to feed small amounts of feed, so there is none left for the birds to dine on. Or get a treadle feeder. Or put wire over all entrances to the coop. Or shoot the doves.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    A treadle feeder will keep the feed safe - scratch and other treats is easily addressed by feeding in small amounts and only occasionally vs. having enough out that there is an attractant for the wild birds.

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