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  • in reply to: Deluxe Repeating Sparrow Trap Information #1534
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    Tammy,
    Thanks for the info. We were always told as kids not to handle small birds because of lice, but I have never actually heard of anyone getting them either. Hoping for more today. They have decimated the bluebird population around us so I am ready to get rid of them.

    in reply to: Deluxe Repeating Sparrow Trap Information #1518
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    Doug,
    We have chickens, and although we haven’t had them free ranging around where the trap is because we were trying to get the sparrows interested, by looking at it I don’t think there is any way a chicken can get the seed out of the tray or get caught in it. I built a little enclosure for my trap that will keep rain off it and gets it up off the ground so I’m not afraid of them messing with it too much. I think the biggest problem you may have is the chickens standing on it and pooping making it a mess.

    in reply to: Deluxe Repeating Sparrow Trap Information #1517
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    Hi All,
    New to this site. Third day with the DRST and after thinking I was doing something wrong, got seven sparrows today.
    I dispatched a few and left some for decoys, however just after (of course) handling them I thought about mites/lice and my skin began to crawl (hopefully psychological). Is there a possibility of catching lice or mites from handling the sparrows? Also, I have food and water in the trap for the decoys, but do they really do OK staying in there? Its already warm here in NC, but I don’t want them to suffer.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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