I have raised the feeders, rodents get into them anyway, and I do take them in at night, but rodents are out during the day too. Other birds like crows and sparrows that carry mites access it too....thought maybe this would help all issues....but wondering if they really work as they look....
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The squirrels around my place drop from lead poisoning. Durndest thing. They shouldn't ingest lead. And they are made of protein.
My current crop of dogs like to chase them, but not during nap time, eating time, if it's too hot, if it's too cold, sometimes the sun is too bright or maybe they are just taking a day off. From what, I don't know. The wild bird seed just doesn't last long. Bird seed appears bad for their health too.
Funny thing about the dogs, they are VERY interested in the chickens. We keep having talks about job responsibilities. I don't think they are taking me seriously.
On a bright note, haven't seen opossum in the backyard. The one in the front yard didn't stick around.
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