Magpie Vs Rabbits

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Magpie Vs Rabbits
« on: May 23, 2013, 07:09 »
Not an allotment question but hey ho, hopefully someone can help. I keep two rabbits in a big run/hutch at home....and we have 3 magpies that over the last week are constantly hassling the bunnies. Also keep pecking at them through the bars. Any ideas on how to drive the magpies away? Thanks
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Re: Magpie Vs Rabbits
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 07:33 »
Magpies will kill baby rabbits so I don't think it is particularly unusual that they would try to attack adults. They are probably feeding young just now and feeling bolder than usual. I can't think of anything other than an additional physical barrier to keep them away from your pets, as any sort of noise scaring would probably upset the rabbits too.
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Re: Magpie Vs Rabbits
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 09:26 »
We've had a couple around our aviary in the last couple of weeks.

They cant get their beaks in the wire mesh which is 1/2" x 1/2" so they are quite protected. Is there any way you could get some and cover the area the magpies are pecking through.



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