Just In Case Bunnies Are Visiting Your Tulips!

@Hate2Iron (7725)
Canada
May 3, 2017 11:15am CST
It's happening at our house and I read about blood meal... which I bought and it is indeed keeping the bunnies from nibbling the leaves but then I read that if you apply too much it will attract crows... who like the smell. It rained last night so I was ready to sprinkle more until I heard about the crow issue. So, does anyone have any ideas about what will work in place of the blood meal??
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
It sounds like what we call blood and bone here. I didn't know about it attracting crows. And I don't know if it really works or not.
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
Have no idea why crows would be interested anyway. I think that I'm going to have to do some more research! So far, so good lol!!
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
@Hate2Iron I guess the crows would think it was carrion that they could feed on.
@RubyHawk (23422)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 May 17
When we had a garden we fastened tin foil to little sticks low to the ground. it scared small creatures away.
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
Now that sounds like something I could do. I have some skewers that I could use for that purpose!! Thanks for the idea!!
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@RubyHawk (23422)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 May 17
@Hate2Iron Let us know if it works.
• United States
4 May 17
I can't offer any help with this...sorry
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
All in all, my tulips have grown about an inch... but it might be because of the heat that we are finally getting!!
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• United States
4 May 17
@Hate2Iron I love tulips and happy to hear that yours are growing nicely
• Pamplona, Spain
3 May 17
Sorry did not know about either and its interesting to know that though. We don´t have many crows around here rather Storks and lots of them. No rabbits at all but they must have loads on the Farms around here.
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
Never thought anything about them until I spotted the tulips that had suddenly sprouted. Apparently the bunnies thought that they tasted pretty good. Now storks would be interesting!!
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 May 17
@Hate2Iron Storks raid Fields also depending on what they like to eat but they do scare really easy.
@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
3 May 17
I do not know if blood meal attract the crows, but I heard that it attracts the raccoon and the possums and also flies.
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
I don't know if anything is being attracted or not, but the tulips seem to be flourishing!!
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@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
4 May 17
@Hate2Iron If it works for the tulip forget about the rest.
@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 May 17
Oh my goodness, I don't, but isn't it strange that what repels the one attracts the other. I hope you figure something out @Hate2Iron
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
Just looked and all is well so far... keeping my fingers crossed!!
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@ridingbet (49957)
• Philippines
4 May 17
i am so sorry but i do not know about the blood meal. i would be interested to know about this. it will be knowledge gained for me.
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
All I know is that the minute that I sprinkled it... rabbits never returned.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
3 May 17
I have never used blood meal, but if it keeps that mama rabbit who digs a hole smack dab in the middle of our yard and delivers her babies in that hole, that I will give it a try to keep her away. She did the same thing last year. The bunnies never survive in that highly-visible hole since a cat gets them, even though we erected a wire fence with an opening for Mama. Molly ate the baby bunnies this time around. I did not notice the hole in time to protect the babies.
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@Hate2Iron (7725)
• Canada
4 May 17
That is sad about the baby bunnies but I would definitely sprinkle a spoonful of blood meal in the area around the previous hole. It really does work.
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• Canada
7 May 17
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