I let the chickens out in the morning and leave the door open to the coop so they can go in and lay eggs, eat chicken feed and get water. I now have at least 1000 sparrows and wrens eating chicken feed so fast it's unbelievable. They eat more than 50 chickens would eat in a day. This is a plague. I know everybody has got to eat but this is now ridiculous. I was thinking of putting a small door on the side of the run that I can open and close and hang "hippie beads" in the opening. Will that hamper the chickens? Will it keep the little birds out? I don't know but before I commit to this idea I wanted to hear about any other ideas that have been tried and tested.