I need help, mice and birds are stealing my chicken feed!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickensrock12, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. chickensrock12

    chickensrock12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have a problem with mice and little birds. They are stealing my chicken feed in the feeder. The mice get in the poop tray and die because of the poop they leave and from the chickens. Then the little birds get in the the coop and stand on the feeder and steal it tell I have to shake it again. I went from feeding them every two months to two times a month. I only have two of them. We already used rat poison away from the coop. But, it hasn't worked. Please give me your feedback. Thank you.
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  2. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off,
    I would check every inch of the coop for openings, and cover them with mesh wire, not chicken wire! It sounds like your coop is pretty open.


    -these also work well for pests--------------- Grandpa's Feeders Automatic Chicken Feeder - Large (40lb Feed Capacity)------ on Amazon on tractor supply

    -purchase some bobcat urine

    -get an outdoor cat

    - mesh the bottom of the coop

    -stow the feeders in a safe place at night
     
  3. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you free range them, close the door and lock it when they're out. provide seperate feed
     
  4. chickensrock12

    chickensrock12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I will try one of those. You are awesome. I'll have to tell the wife. Once again, thank you.
     
  5. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome, also I don't know how long mice/birds have been doing this, but it could be that it just got cold and their normal food is all dead.
     
  6. chickensrock12

    chickensrock12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, is their a food source I can use to draw them away.
     
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    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of anything like it.
     
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    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. chickensrock12

    chickensrock12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thx.
     

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