I am so sick of all the wild ring neck doves stealing all my chicken feed. There must be a hundred of the darn things out there every time I go out. I've tried feeding in a small cat feeder inside the coop with the door open so the chickens can come and go to eat ( my coop has a 2 foot by 4 foot door), and now I'm trying a netted area but they fly down through the lemon tree branches and get in. I can't seem to net the top good enough to keep them out. Today, I put the feed in a large dog crate with the door propped open, inside the netted area. Not ideal, since only a couple of the bigger chickens can eat at a time, but the best I can come up with. We'll see how long it keeps the doves out. I'm going to have my husband make a smaller door inside my big door on the coop, but, that won't work for the five Cornish cross that I haven't butchered yet so I still need something for the next week or two, until I have a couple of cool days where I can butcher my last five fatties. (they can't, or won't go up the ramp) Do those owl decoys really work? Are there any other ideas, short of locking my chickens inside the coop, that I can do to save on the enormous feed bill I'm racking up, feeding hundreds of doves?