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Old 06-13-2008, 03:07 AM   #1
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some of my hops are growing on a trellis that is 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide and they are doing great. the only thing is half way up the trellis there is a ledge and when some of the vines reached the ledge the birds ate some of the growth buds now they are at the top where there is another ledge and guess what the damn birds did it again. so now my biggest vines are stuck at 8 foot tall hopefully the others will grow fast enough to pass the ledge at they top so they dont get eaten to. has anybody else had this problem or is it just me i guess that a hop vine swinging in the wind kinda looks like a worm especially if i was a stupid bird


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Old 06-13-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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There are a lot of birds that live on vegetation, although I haven't seen any in my hops. If you have Canadian geese in the area and the ledge is large enough to support them, that might be the problem.


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Old 06-13-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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Take out the perch-able (think I made that word up) ledge. or run a small electric fence along it. Hops and Wild game! yummy
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:39 PM   #4
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bb gun + bird = dinner !?
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If you put some spikey things on the ledge they wont be able to land up there. or you could invest in some lizards to eat the birds. when the lizards get out of control, get some snakes to eat the lizards, then some gorillas to eat the snakes
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Gorillas are herbivores he'll need something else to eat the snakes.
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Gorillas are herbivores he'll need something else to eat the snakes.
Tell that to the simpsons writers
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If you put some spikey things on the ledge they wont be able to land up there. or you could invest in some lizards to eat the birds. when the lizards get out of control, get some snakes to eat the lizards, then some gorillas to eat the snakes
that sounds like a great idea its a wonder i didnt think of it a long time ago.
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:24 AM   #9
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Buy a plastic Owl... It scares away the small birds. Walmart has them...





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nice- i used to have those for wood peckers...atleast you wont have to worry about the plants or your wood getting pecked


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