My chickens' vet is brilliant.
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Once the top is on the run the wildbirds won't get a look in.Sounds like you may need to get a treadle feeder MJ.
I'll have to think about mice for a while though. I was looking at the water jars last night and I think they'd work as food containers. And if I hang them on those chains rodents can't climb, they won't have an easy path to the food. They'll need to use a ladder or something.