How to stop pigeons eating feed?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jitsie, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. jitsie

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    I've a problem that over have my feed I put out is eaten by pigeons, any idea how to stop them ? :) thanks
     
  2. Naunnie

    Naunnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to understand your question....Pigeons are eating the feed you put out for something else? If I am understanding this right, put out the feed, give a small amount of time for it to get eaten, and then remove it. When the Pigeons no longer have a food source, they will look elsewhere.
     
  3. jitsie

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    Hi sorry it's supposed to say half! Yes I have hens and the wild pigeons eat a lot of there food ! I've tried to give them lil and often but the pigeons seem to be always on the scabb! Thanks for reply
     
  4. Naunnie

    Naunnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed in the run and make sure the run fence mesh is small. My problem is that I free range and the sparrows go in and out the run pop door to steal food. Not much to be done about that unless your feed and hang around for a bit while your birds eat.
     
  6. jitsie

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    Thanks but I don't have a run they are 100% free range :)
     
  7. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would consider Naunnie's advice about the treadle. I built the one at the link she provided and overall it worked pretty well.
     

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