I have a shed with 100 head in it.
How do I keep the birds out of it ?
feed the meal in the evening at say 7 o clock
you wont have a fraction of the crows
Hang a few cds.....
Have a lie in every morning and let the neighbours feed the crows first, you feed yours after it gets dark.
we had the same problems
shot 2 and hung them in the doorway , not a bird to be seen , over 2 weeks now
(maybe they're gone to op's farm )
only works for so long
eventually they will start coming into shed no matter how many crows you hang up
It's feckin cold...would ya not leave them in these nights and maybe throw in an extra handful or two of nuts for them...we all need to live.
I had the same issue. I do not live on the place but that seems not to matter. If you can feed ration before putting out silage it helps and brush it in. However I was feeding cattle for finishing and they were all over the place and had issue with them damaging bales as well.
This year stores are on silage only except for about 17 of them and had only a few older bullocks to finish. I feed the few finishers on arrival in the evening and then the store. Start feeding silage and brush in last of ration into side of silage to finishers. Still a few around but it is 10 rather than 110. Even the smaller have f@@ked off
I wouldn't mind them coming into the shed and eating a few loose nuts, but the dirty bast@ards have to make about 50 shytes over the blocks of silage. For that reason alone, they deserve the lead.
Tried shooting ,its addictive but futile
Tried a bird scarer , useless
Tried fluttering tape, useless
Tried an artificial hawk, worked for a couple of days
Seems drastic but having them at the moment I can see why you'd go to the effort. Does the odd one sneak in little gaps?
I hope they don't think of walking in.
there not as bad or as many in the shed here this year
The place was destroyed with them and the stink of them, lot of tillage and tall trees in surrounding area , doors knocked up in an afternoon ,1" box and a bit of chicken wire held with cable ties, problem over, they never go under and better still there is another door into the same shed just as wide 24 feet to the left and they never go in there, up 6 months now. Cattle being fed in the shed almost all year.