Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:26
What make you think that feeding them would DETER them? Would you be deterred if someone gave you free food?
Look to your fences. It is dangerous for the badgers if they get too used to the proximity of humans. They are more likely to get killed on the road, going to and fro from your feeding station.
As to holes in the lawn - they made such a mess of our fields when we were farming - you can fill the holes in during the winter when they semi-hibernate. All ready for them to start again next year.