HELP: What is the best way to keep away fox's, cats & birds (they eat the chooks food)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Basil, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Basil

    Basil New Egg

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    We own a small chicken coop, but lately foxes and cats get in and birds (mainly sparrows and wood-doves) continuosly eat the chooks feed. How can i prevent that? Also, is there some sort of feeder that helps stop small birds from eating their feed?
    May your beak stay sharp...
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    google nosloc feeder.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep the food inside the coop, the birds don't go in there. A treadle feeder might work.
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    The most important thing here is the chickens' safety. The foxes will definitely eat the chickens instead of the feed if they get a chance, and cats can carry off baby chicks. Wild birds can carry diseases and worms. You should secure the coop and run and put some netting over the run so the birds cannot get in.
    Good Luck!
     

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