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Takin care of pigeons
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pete's dream    Posted 08-27-2004 at 08:52:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

Does anyone have a way of gettin rid of pigeons? More on the order of gettin them to go somewhere else than destroyin them. Could just start shootin I guess but I would probably have to do some repairs along the way. About 4 years ago 2 showed up here and now there is about 2 dozen and are becomin a pain. You know droppins and all.


They are platform nesters    Posted 08-27-2004 at 15:03:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pigeons like nesting on platforms. I had a bunch of them in my palm tree, & had all the fronds cut off. No where to land, so the pigeons moved on. I think the only way to get rid of them is to remove their ability to roost/ nest. Wire, nets, mesh etc. & make spikes w/ the wire so they can't land.

Zenia


Len....NY    Posted 08-27-2004 at 14:24:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy Petes D. The trouble with phony owls and those scary lookin' bird balloons is that they need to be relocated on a fairly regular basis, or the birds quickly lose fear. I know there are live traps available but given their homeing instincts they would probably get back home before you. That is, unless, you sent them to Puerto Rico. (just kidding Gerrit,Patria)
Although I've never tried it I've been told that crushed up sleeping pills blended with cracked corn will allow you to get up close enough to catch 'em with a landing net.
And of course you know country grown pigeons make fine table fare.


Bob Mi    Posted 08-27-2004 at 09:25:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like they really made themselfs at home If aplastic owl doesent work pigeon is good eating !!!If there coming in that close and you didn't whant to make a lot of noise you could get a pellit gun or you can trap them with a little corn.


Peanut    Posted 08-27-2004 at 09:16:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try the fake plastic owls. They are one of a pigeon's natural enemies. I've seen them in/on barns, on roofs, on boat docks, etc.


pete's dream    Posted 08-27-2004 at 12:59:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

Sorta Funny that you should mention the owl. Two years ago this great horned owl showes up here and hatches out a bunch of owls (5 that I could count) The nest was in one of the 2 usused chimneys on my old house. Lat year the owl didn't show up and I was a little disapointed as it's presence was a nice show and the birds sure got thinned out. Well this year the owl showes up again and nest in the same chimney. Hatches out 3 that I could count. Pigeons had the owl clocked as when evening came the pigeons left and returned after sunrise the next day. There was a lot of evidence around that the owl was feeding well on the pigeons. If I put out the plastic owl, will this discourage the owl from returning and is it possible that the owl is coming because of a good food source. I like that big owl.


Peanut    Posted 08-27-2004 at 10:02:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Probably need to clarify a little ...

Owls are a pigeon's natural enemy. Not fake plastic owls.


~Lenore    Posted 08-27-2004 at 13:01:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's funny, peanut!
I am not sure what the clarification is for;
so we'll know fake plastic owls are not pigeon's natural enemy....
....or to ward off any smart replies before some zapped you?
Either way, I think it is funny. ;-)


Peanut    Posted 08-27-2004 at 16:45:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah Huh.

I had to stop the smart remarks before they started ... probably from burrhead LOL


Len....NY    Posted 08-27-2004 at 17:10:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut,I know what you mean, kind of like,look before you step. But, comedy kings they ain't and the audience is getting bored.


Bob Mi    Posted 08-27-2004 at 09:00:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are they staying in your barn or some other building?


pete's dream    Posted 08-27-2004 at 09:09:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

At first it was just on the roof of the house and barn. Now they are takin a likin to the front porch rafters and railin and are goin in the horse stalls. Some reason they like settin on the skylite over the kitchen. Biggest problem is front porch where the leave a lot of droppins on floor. Only outside feedin I do is the horses in their stalls but they don't leave anything. Nothing on the way of feedin them that I can stop doin.


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