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Old 06-15-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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I built raised bed to keep the ground squirrels at bay (and to have a better planting bed), but now I have quail digging in the garden. We have a temporary scare crow up, but anyone have a good deterrent to keep the quail at bay. I was thinking using some of the holographic ribbons, but don' tknow if they work. Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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I've got the same problem, except with doves. They've scratched up at least half of my second planting of corn. Our house is in a residential area, so shooting them isn't an option. Hope there are some folks out there with some good ideas.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Wow, that's a new one on me....quail and doves! At least I don't have that critter problem besides all the ones I do have! LOL
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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My wife has placed a decorative scarecrow out there. It has grass "hands" that sway in the wind. It's been two days, and seems to be working. I think it only has to work until the all the plants come up and get larger. I doubt the quail will yank heads of lettuce or collards out of the ground.
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