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Birds Can Help Protect Your Marijuana Plants

Oh, the wonderful majesty of the bird!  They come in all sizes and colors and have the enviable ability to soar high in the sky.  And they just may be high in the sky if they’ve paid your cannabis garden a visit before setting off into flight!

Many birds eat worms, caterpillars and other squiggly creatures, which can certainly be a help if your marijuana is plagued with the creepy crawlies.  But guess what else birds eat?  Yep, seeds!  There are even certain types of birds which have an affinity for marijuana seeds.  Many of the hemp loving feathered wonders are game birds.

Here is a partial listing of birds preferring marijuana seeds:  passenger pigeon, morning dove, bobwhite quail, ringtail pheasant, hemp linnet, magpie, starling, tree sparrow, English sparrow, nuthatch, lesser spotted woodpecker and the turtledove. Download my free marijuana grow bible to learn how to grow huge buds.

There are a few measures you can take to distract birds from dining in Mary Jane’s kitchen.  For starters, you can throw in a few scarecrows.  Or tie some tin cans, aluminum pie plates or even old CDs to a string and suspend them throughout the garden.  Or you can nail them to tall stakes interspersed throughout the crop.  Birds don’t like reflective materials. Placing netting over the plants is another way to deter birds and other critters from munching on your lovingly tendered cannabis.

Perhaps the most effective way to keep birds from dining in your garden is to set up their own exclusive restaurant and keep it stocked.  Install a bird feeder far enough away from the plants you don’t want damaged so they won’t mistake your crop as an aviary bed and breakfast.

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Source: ILoveGrowingMarijuana.Com

 

  • Andrew Fry

    Unless you are purposely producing seeds, wouldn’t it be beneficial for birds to help de-seed your crop?

    • Shweta Malhotra

      New to growing. Any links to support this? Very curious (birds are kind of my thing). Thanks.

      • yujin ito

        I just saw this. It’s bad idea. Cover your plants if birds are a problem. Birds + cannabis cultivation is never a good combination.

    • yujin ito

      You would need a swarm of epic proportions to de-seed your crop. Plus I bet they would totally destroy the buds while they are picking out seeds. There is nothing beneficial about a bird ripping your buds apart for seeds. Here’s an idea. Pull your males before they flower. Easy, seedless crop.

  • Dready Kush

    I love the tasty bird droppings on my buds, they add a unique flavor profile when I smoke the dried product, My friends
    say ” This weed is the shit!”

  • fenris

    Please and thank you, if you net your plants or trees please use small mesh netting so neither birds nor bats get entangled.