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Wild birds and chickens
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Gem2006 · 13/05/2018 09:03

I’m getting my Pekin Bantams in a few weeks and I wondered if they’ll affect the wild bird visitors to our garden. My DH loves them and has a routine of feeding them each morning, sprinkling seed etc on the grass (we have hanging feeders too but the bigger ones eat off the grass). Will the chickens put them off? Or eat all their food lol?

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newmumwithquestions · 30/05/2018 21:18

They’ll eat the bird food! Ours sit under the feeders hoping for fallen bits. But then other wild birds go and eat the chicken food so they just swap. It’s not great as allegedly it can spread disease but it goes on all the time!

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