What is a Treadle Feeder?Squirrels will kill and eat anything they can catch especially if they are nursing young and need protein. Fence them out if possible, get a treadle feeder that works for squirrels, do a forum search here on BYC for "squirrels and chickens". They eat eggs too and bring in all sorts of mites, fleas, and other disease vectors.
Show this to your Dad ... If he likes to build stuff, he may just step up to the challenge. If he doesn't ... well, maybe it's time to learn how to DIY!My dad says they are to expensive.