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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aitkens1, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. aitkens1

    aitkens1 New Egg

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    Just started for the first time to keep 4 Suffolk chickens in our back yard in New Zealand.
    First off, I need to stop the sparrows eating all our laying feed and it is costing us a fortune. I imagine the sparrows are going to be laying huge eggs!!! I will look into making a feeder that the chickens can access exclusively.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Your chickens only feeder sounds like a great idea. Not only do the sparrows steal the feed, they can bring parasites and disease along with them. other than very tight,fine mesh around the run and top, I don't know how anyone keeps them out. Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined us[​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in putting a stop to the sparrows.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  5. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you could join us and good luck keeping the sparrows out of the chick feed.
     
  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us.

    One of the treadle feeders should work to keep the sparrows out. Also consider adding a wild bird feeder remote from your chickens to keep them at a distance.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chickens! I hope you can solve the sparrow problem.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sorry to hear about your sparrow problem! I hope you can find a solution to it soon.[​IMG]
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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