RE: Birding chicken factories

Subject: RE: Birding chicken factories
From: (Debra Sparn)
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 09:27:45 -0600 (MDT)
Greetings, all,

I'm not sure that the raptors are eating all that many chickens.  Here in
Boulder the small chicken factory attracts many Rock Doves and smaller
birds to easy feed and the BOPs have easy pickings on these birds.  I grew
up on a farm where we raised enough poultry/eggs for the family, and, there
too, the BOPs were attracted to European Starlings and House Sparrows (get
'em all!) and owls came in for the mice.  Yes, there may be chickens and
waste consumed, by based on my personal observations, it is the other,
smaller birds that get picked off.

Anyone else?

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