Starlings

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by flyingmonkeypoop, May 4, 2007.

  1. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    Is there an easy way to get rid of starlings? We have 3 pet pairs but the rest are all pests. They are always in the coop and they eat all the feed. Is there anyway to get rid of them?
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I cover my runs with plastic berry netting. I don't want any wild birds in there at all. Get the smallest squares you can find so the birds don't get stuck in it.
    Edited for grammar!
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2007
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    The starlings don't touch my chicken feed but I did have a problem with them in the garden about 10 years ago. My husband shot one starling, hung it on a stick in the garden and left there for several weeks.
    After that, I never had a problem with starlings snapping the tops off newly sprouted beans.
    Stephanie
     

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