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Discussion in 'Geese' started by MomofPilgrims, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. MomofPilgrims

    MomofPilgrims Hatching

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    Besides shooting them, how do I keep the squirrels out of the geese and duck feed bowls?! They are eating me out of house and home this year and the fowl do NOTHING to keep them out themselves! HELP! I want to start feeding them organic feed but can't afford to have organic squirrels!
     
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  2. Not a problem I have any experience with, but have you considered putting corn-on-the-cob on nails in trees for them? In my experience squirrels don't, by preference eat when on the ground.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    Trap or poison.

    If you trap them, do not release elsewhere. They will return and it's not nice to dump your problems on someone else.

    One very good use for hawks and owls and one reason why I like having the raptors around. I don't have tree squirrels but there are sage rats in the area and they are every bit as destructive. The hawks kill and eat a lot of sage rats. Go hawks!
     
  4. Dwen

    Dwen Songster

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