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Old 07-24-2017, 05:14 PM
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If the birds are that clumsy, they deserve to get hung in the fence.
My last house had a fence similar to yours, and I have never seen a bird get caught in the gaps between the pickets.
I wouldn't have minded seeing a reduction in bird numbers as most of what perched on the fence were sparrows.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:49 PM
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We have king birds, black birds, doves, sparrows, blue jays, chickadees, orioles, starlings and occasional hawks. She goes through a 50 lb. bag of bird seed and month, plus 6-8 cakes of suet year round. Lots of nesting here.

The fence is a composite of recycled plastic and wheat straw. Pretty slippery. If it was a wood fence we would not have the problem. The fence slats are only 5.16" thick, so not much for them to grab onto. Would have been smarter for me to leave a 1" gap between slats.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:29 PM
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We have king birds, black birds, doves, sparrows, blue jays, chickadees, orioles, starlings and occasional hawks. She goes through a 50 lb. bag of bird seed and month, plus 6-8 cakes of suet year round. Lots of nesting here.

The fence is a composite of recycled plastic and wheat straw. Pretty slippery. If it was a wood fence we would not have the problem. The fence slats are only 5.16" thick, so not much for them to grab onto. Would have been smarter for me to leave a 1" gap between slats.
That explains it..........my fence pickets were wood.
I would have liked to have had the list of birds you get, but there were not many trees in the neighborhood at that time, plus our house had an alley behind it, and a well traveled street behind the alley.
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That explains it..........my fence pickets were wood.
I would have liked to have had the list of birds you get, but there were not many trees in the neighborhood at that time, plus our house had an alley behind it, and a well traveled street behind the alley.
Sad part is I have to replace the fence as many of the posts are rotted off after only 12 years. I want to use 2 3/8" drill stem this time for posts and weld on clips to hang the fence panels. No composite boards this time. Probably cedar fence boards spaced 1 1/2" apart.

She does not like my plan.
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