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Unwanted Birds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by michael94, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. michael94

    michael94 Out Of The Brooder

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    I usually feed my chickens on the ground. As soon as I get out of site the wild birds fly into my pen and consume a lot of the feed, Any one got any ideas how to stop this or slow it down.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shotgun?
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    You could try netting, a poultry feeder. I don't know what your setup is, but I have been leaving my feeder in the coop with the door open.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Moved this to feeding time for more responses.

    As for reducing wild birds eating up your feed, I'd get some feeders and put the food into that, inside of the chicken house. That way the chickens will crowd around the feeders and the birds won't have space to jump around between the chickens. Plus, this will prevent feed wastage and attraction of unwanted pests on the ground. Also prevent lice from birds getting to your birds.
     

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