How to get rid of Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Quack House, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Quack House

    Quack House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two that took the barn as a home last year ... Now I have about ten. [​IMG]

    Is there any efficient way to deter them from nesting this year? Without killing them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. elch

    elch Out Of The Brooder

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    you could put spikes were they would nest
     
  3. Quack House

    Quack House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow ... that could be a lot of work. My barn is pretty big! lol

    But it's mostly in the front where they lay. I suppose you can't rent a barn owl anywhere? Or a falcon?

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  4. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread title made me smile as yesterday I was reminiscing about one of the dishes my mom used to cook when I was a kid. Creamed pigeon over toast points.

    Pressure cook the pigeon and remove meat from bones. Save juice for gravy. Make milk-based gravy, add meat, thicken, season, serve over toast points.

    Absolutely delicious! [​IMG]
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    You could try setting/hanging one of those life size plastic hawks or owls where they nest. I think Tractor Supply has them.
     
  6. Quack House

    Quack House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they work? Anyone?

    If they do I'd be up to get one.

    I'm not into carnage so I just can't kill them. Suppose I could hire someone. But I'd rather scare them off. I mean we have ten acres of forest!! Why the barn.

    It's BARN SWALLOWS I want not pigeons [​IMG]
     
  7. Quack House

    Quack House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually contacted a local hawking club and apparently they do this kind of thing ... who knew? So, we'll see what they say.
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    We have a life size plastic owl in the rafters of our barn turned mechanic's shop. As long as we move it around now and then it seems to work to keep the wild birds out.
     
  9. Quack House

    Quack House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try that.
     

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