what do i do about wild birds eating my chickens food!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BellLisamo, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Ok so apparently the wild birds are eating the hens laying feed mix. I'm waiting to see a $hit ton of wild bird eggs around. TURDS! WHAT DO I DO!!! They are pigs!
  2. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Songster

    Feb 14, 2009
    Palm Beach County
    Sit back and enjoy? A pair of cardinals are picking at the mess the chicks leave at our house. Its really cute to see the male feed his mate on occasion

    Otherwise try supervised feedings?
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  3. farmer macdonald123

    farmer macdonald123 In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2009
    north carolina
    if when you are storing it then get a better container to put it in
    if it is when you feed them either get a bird feeder or get one of those feeders at tractor suply or southern states:thumbsup
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Do you have your run covered?. The only thing so far in the wild birds that get in mine are the titmice. They don't stand a chance once the girls are let out of a morning into the run. No bird gets in. They would kill them. If yours are free range there is no way that I know of to keep them from eating it. Jean
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    measure the feed out, just enough that your birds will eat in one "Sitting.." wild birds will bring in mites and all kinds of diseases... plus measuring them out will keep your birds more healthy weight wise.
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I feed the wild birds in the front yard and Obelisk in the back.
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    my run is fenced off with chicken wire. and as for my hens? they dont care about the birds flying in! Chickens! LOL.

    It is in a free feeder type thing, its covered. Thanks for all the tips and advice

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