sparrows

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by heatherindeskies, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large pole shed... used to house many sparrows. Now that i have 2 cats locked in there, there are only a few sparrows left and I hardly see or hear them. Is this because of the cats for certain, or do I have an owl lurking? no chickens have been harmed, and I have bantams. any thoughts? thank you!
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I am guessing it is the cats. [​IMG]
     
  3. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be very surprised if it was not the cats. Its perfectly logical the sparrows live there the cats come kill a few and the sparrows leave.
     
  4. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't be certain in this situation, of course, but birds will vacate most areas that have cats on patrol...even if a single bird has not been taken by them. Did you want the sparrows there?
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like cats to me. Give them some treats for reward. Sparrows can really eat up ur feed.
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a large pole shed... used to house many sparrows. Now that i have 2 cats locked in there, there are only a few sparrows left and I hardly see or hear them

    It's Winter....Maybe they flew South​
     
  7. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is cats. We had a sparrow invasion last week. Got into the coop and cleaned out the feed. Had to put up some bird netting in the small gaps they were coming through. Pesky little things.
     
  8. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no, I'm glad they are gone. they eat too much food and crap on everything.....
     
  9. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no, I'm glad they are gone. they eat too much food and crap on everything.....

    No less the parasites and diseases they can transmit. I do love wild birds of all sorts but not near livestock quarters or feed.
     

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