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Re: [Very OT] Pigeons

John Hasler(john@dhh.gt.org) is reported to have said:
> Pigeon writes:
> > There is never any shit congealed onto the chicks' feathers.
> There is, however, shit dribbled on everything nearby.  Shit that carries
> salmonella.
> > Good job you haven't got a gun then...
> I do.  They're pretty hard to shoot.  The best way to get rid of them is to
> eliminate the habitat, which I admit I could do but haven't.  The reason I
> have a lot of them is (1) 40 horses (which I am not getting rid of: they're
> much of my living) and (2) roosting and nesting places which I could
> eliminate with a bit of construction work.  I'll get around to it
> eventually.


  Ask around for Bird Dog trainers.  Here in Upstate NY, barn pigeons
are selling for $2-$5+ at auctions.  I put an ad in the local paper
for live pigeons and got about 20 calls.  I put traps in the barns and
added my catch to my coops.  Using pigeons to train dogs on is cheaper
then buying Quail and if done right, just as effective.  They are a
great help in puppy training.  I raise & train Brittanys.

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