Pigeon Problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mei&Popcorn, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Mei&Popcorn

    Mei&Popcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    This may sound kind of silly, but we have a major problem with pigeons. How could I scare them away? They come close to the house, like, right against the house and eat the chicken feed. My dad says he is going to shoot them, and I feel bad for them, so help please!!
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u could try putting up one of those plastic owls.
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If possible, make it so they can't get to your feed. You can also try to find a trapper. They don't always exterminate them, but may relocate them. Of course, they may come back.
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hawk is the only way to get rid of pigeons.
     
  5. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2!
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Then, you have a whole different problem.

    Where I live, we have lots of hawks and even falcons, but lots of pigeons, too.
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    You can shoot them or trap them.

    Nothing else is going to work
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    remember anything like fake hawk of those owls, that scare pigeon will also scare your chicken or birds. JFYI
     

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