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Magpie eating eggs

They are eating all my eggs.
I have a trap but only have a plastic magpie in it.
Does anyone the south Tipp or around that area have a magpie that I could borrow by any chance.
Thanks,
Eithne

eithne hennessy
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Take out the plastic magpie, and either use an old mirror or a dummy nest complete with eggs, crack one open,or both, hope this helps

Martinp
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Thanks I will try that .

eithne hennessy
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Ask the gun club to trap them they normally have a large larsen trap.seen one local here and they were taking them out in turf bags.a roadkill rabbit they had in it

Doctorsroomghost
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

hang a cloth over the pop hole to coop/house, hens will go in an out, but wild birds will think its a trap

pearl
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The country side at present appears to be smothered with magpies.
I don't believe i have saw so many.

Desy
Friday, May 4th, 2018

The cloth works with magpies and birds who didn't taste the eggs, the ones who did will go through, I tried that.

Adam1
Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Blow them out of the sky lads only cure for them.

Doctorsroomghost
Saturday, May 5th, 2018

I have tried the cloth but they are still eating the eggs.
Today I left the radio on and no eggs taken so fingers crossed.
Thanks for all the replies,
Eithne

eithne hennessy
Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Same issue here!! It's a pain!

vmulvany
Monday, May 7th, 2018

Check youtube for larsen Mate trap or Clam Trap. Very effective. You can make one out of two old shopping baskets and a bungy chord.

nedzer
Monday, May 7th, 2018

Well just an update no broken eggs since I left the radio on, hopefully it has done the trick.

eithne hennessy
Monday, May 14th, 2018

You must have the thick country vegetable(daniel o donnel) playing all the time eithne ?

nama-man
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Once I got a magpie who tasted the eggs before I put the cloth, so he kept going through the cloth, I took one foot in diameter flower pot, I tied it up high in a tree so hens and dogs can't reach it, I put a spring trap and covered it with sawdust and put eggs on the top, the magpie managed to eat the eggs twice, the third time he was done.

Adam1
Saturday, May 19th, 2018


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