Feeding Over Straw
Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:08 pm
- Vermin8er likes this
Posted 15 November 2015 - 06:20 pm
when I was a keeper I used to roll out the big round bales in woods and cover crops cant beat it for holding birds
Posted 15 November 2015 - 07:46 pm
Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:02 pm
It also gives the Keeper a chance to count the birds accurately as normally they don't mind being watched by a familiar face and will often be waiting for him to arrive with his corn-bucket.
Done in the traditional manner the Keeper gives a morning and afternoon feed and whistles to let the birds know he is on the rounds.Today they're just as likely to be responding to the noise of a quad:)
The downside is that to do it properly requires daily commitment but a few patches or strips of straw fed occasionally will add another holding feature to Shoots that rely on hopper feeding.
The straw should be scattered lightly and on dry ground and look fluffy. A great thick mat that soaks up the moisture and rots into a sludgy carpet will only harbour disease.
- man o kent likes this
Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:46 pm
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