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chickens roosting on alpaca feeders

 
Robyn Morton
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Location: Indiana
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Hi all,

I have a situation here. Our flock of chickens keep roosting on the feeders in the alpaca barn at our farm. This is making the alpaca care folks unhappy, and they want it to stop. We've moved the chicken coop as far away from the barn as it will go, to no avail. Does anyone have suggestions for how to break the chickens of this habit?

Thanks!
 
R Scott
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you need to put up spike strips just like they use for pigeons on buildings, like these: http://www.amazon.com/Bird-X-SP-10-NR-Bird-Spikes-Kit/dp/B0019F8IX6

You can make your own out of wire or nails or whatever, but if you can buy them cheap I would.
 
Robyn Morton
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I thought about spikes like that, but I think it would spear the alpacas in the throat every time they go to eat if we did that.
 
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