Just want to vent....sorry I really am an animal lover since, ok, the last century....but I absloutely HATE starlings. Won't go into boring details, just saying they are so darn persistent, and they poop everywhere...and they destroy other birds eggs....and they poop everywhere...but now, they are IN my coops and runs and cleaning me out of feed. I am tempted to let my (very eager) 17yo DS go out with his airsoft gun and do some damage...except they are IN my runs--don't want to hit one of my girls. AARGGHhhhhh...Starling poop is all over my lovely little 4'w X 12'l, totally enclosed run (2"x4" wire)...they found the one open area (about 4"x6") where the run attaches to the coop and not just one or two birds found their way in, more like 25-30....my seven little pullets (not so little, Speckled Sussexes, Wellies, and BLRW's) were IN the coop while the nasty Starlings were in the enclosed/roofed run, chowing down...I did buy some 1" plastic netting at Lowe's but can't wrap it up until the weekend--silly job and snow, not enough time yet...and then they are also in our really nice shed/coop too, that we leave open for Nugget and Patty, our renegade Buckeyes who have free rein as the other hens pick on them...so those nasty starlings found out they can fly in that shed where the Buckeyes feeders are...and also our 'special girls' coop/run, where the bantam cochins, Silkie and Sultan live....nothing is sacred.... OK, I have to admit, I just hate them specifically..I have five wild birdfeeders in the yard and chase them away from there too...they usually bully all the other wild birds away (cardinals, bluejays, woodpeckers, buntings,nuthatches,etc.).... I just detest them but can't find myself slaughtering them...except in my head...am I a loser or what?