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Protecting Pond Fish From Birds

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Birds cannot distinguish between your backyard pond and naturally occurring lakes, streams, etc. when searching for food. This is a guide about protecting pond fish from birds.


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May 18, 2010

How do I get a blue heron from eating the koi in my pond?

Hardiness Zone: 8a

By Debbie from Birmingham


May 18, 20100 found this helpful
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Maybe you could cover the pond with some kind of netting. Fish hatcheries do that.

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May 21, 20100 found this helpful
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I recently read that you can put various lengths of pvc pipe in the bottom of the pond to give the koi a safe place to hide. Just make sure the circumfrence is big enough for the koi.

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May 22, 20100 found this helpful
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One solution I read recently was to place chicken wire a couple of inches below the surface. The pond still looks the same, but the heron gets frustrated and goes elsewhere.

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May 22, 20100 found this helpful

Chicken wire or plastic netting over top if pond is not too large.

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