Sparrow trap for in coop?

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Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by Farrier1987 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:06 am

Reading the post about wheeezing chickens. I haave a flock of sparrows that seem to live in my coop and they drive me crazy. I bought a badminton racket at the Goodwill and dispatched a few, but they are wise to me now.

Anyone know of plans or ideas for an in coop sparrow trap? I have looked at several that work outside fairly well, but I would like to get the little devils when they come inside. Any ideas?
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Re: Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by WLLady » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:29 am

All i can say is good luck. I was having none until the kestrel moved in. Last night the sparrows somehow got up into the loft where the kestrel cant so we did the same with the feed bin lids....using them as rackets sigh. They did get afraid of us and loft but theyll be back...
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Re: Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by Jaye » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:32 pm

How are they getting in, @Farrier1987 ?
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Re: Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by Farrier1987 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:59 pm

They get in through the chicken hatch.
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Re: Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by Jaye » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:25 pm

So, the pop door? If so, I've seen quite a few poultry people hang old CDs from the top of the entryway to deter sparrows from coming in. Not 100% effective, but does keep a good many out because light reflects off them, and their movement disturbs them. Apparently, chickens quickly get used to having it there. Worth a try?
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Post by Killerbunny » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:44 pm

Oh that sounds good Jaye. I have that problem with starlings.
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Re: Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by Kbr42 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:50 pm

I'm new to this group, have you tried putting a bird feeder outside your coop? For the most part as long as I keep the feeder realviely full, they don't seem to go after the chicken's feed. Just a thought. Good luck.
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Re: Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by Ontario Chick » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:41 am

I have used CD's to keep Cardinals from trying to attack themselves in the window, worked very well.
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Re: Sparrow trap for in coop?

Post by Colleen Kinzie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:46 am

I have one of those screens that have magnets to stay closed. You just walk right through it and it snaps back closed. Chickens get used to it in no time
First time I trimmed the bottom up so chickens could go under. Problem was the sparrows did too. Lol
Sort of tattered now so time to get a new one!
Cost was under $10.00
Hopefully I can still find them!!!
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