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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 7/11/2001 11:17:07 AM EDT
My girlfriend's condo has a ton of pigeons that hang out on the chimney. I would love to break out my RWS or even better one of the ARs but I'm not anxious to meet the local SWAT team. Does anyone have a simple poison recipe that could be added to bird seed? Thanks
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 11:22:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 11:22:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2001 11:19:45 AM EDT by MG_ME]
get a BB gun then pop each one in the head. not a pneumatic gun just a little red rider type gun. if not, try rice. pigeons will eat this and drink water they should blow up.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 11:42:14 AM EDT
Give 'em a case of "lead poisoning." [}:D]
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 12:03:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: Give 'em a case of "lead poisoning."[}:D]
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Via a good pellet rifle. Get your Betty Crocker out and find the recipe for pigeon fricassee.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 12:13:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HANGFIRE:
Originally Posted By garandman: Give 'em a case of "lead poisoning."[}:D]
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Via a good pellet rifle. Get your Betty Crocker out and find the recipe for pigeon fricassee.
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A guy at church is doing exactly that with the local squirrel population eating his tomatoes. Mrs. Guy at church is not aware of it however.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 12:38:05 PM EDT
This sounds crazy, but I saw it work. When I was a kid, a friend of my dad's used live pigeons to train his bird dogs. He'd soak corn in vodka overnight and leave it out for the pigeons. They'd eat it, and get trashed and we could just pick them up. I'm not at all sure what you'd DO with them at that point, maybe take their car keys away from them, I suppose...
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 12:49:59 PM EDT
A silenced .22 lr gun will do the job if you aim carefully. Else, a host of air rifle producers make airguns that definitely have enough power to kill a pigeon. The last option is a vicious and ever-hungry cat. :)
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 2:06:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 2:35:57 PM EDT
make some posion smoke
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 2:48:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2001 2:57:22 PM EDT by gardenWeasel]
Corn soaked in Avitrol will work. Actually most pesticides designed to enter the body via inhalation will kill birdies quite easily because they have a unidirectional respiratory system which requires two cycles of inhalation and exhalation for air to pass through their system. This gives poison plenty of time to enter the bloodstream by diffusion and birds cannot cough. But go for the organophosphates (such as Diazinon) and you don't have to worry about inhalation. These babies are like nerve gas and have a longer residual effect.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 3:34:43 PM EDT
garden weasel, "But go for the organophosphates (such as Diazinon) and you don't have to worry about inhalation. These babies are like nerve gas and have a longer residual effect." Does "longer residual effect" mean it will stay around longer or will it just take forever to make them die or go retard? Just curious, I think Id rather have 1000 live pigeons around more than Id want 500 retarded and 500 dead pigeons. Although it would be kind of funny.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 3:44:58 PM EDT
Don't use poison. It gets into the food chain. Probably illegal also. Buy a live pigeon trap. I believe Cabelas sells them. You can probably sell, or give the pigeons to someone who has a hunting dog. I know, I use live Pigeons to train my Lab. Good luck.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:05:29 PM EDT
Murderers.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:05:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mach1: Don't use poison. It gets into the food chain. Probably illegal also.
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It is illegal in some areas if it has been either determined or speculated that it will harm migratory species. Actually using insecticide to kill birds is a no-no also but does happen quite often due to misuse. (Diazinon is banned for use on golf courses 'cause it enters the water and kills geese and fish and frogs) Corn soaked in Avitrol is the most common form of poisoning designed to kill pigeons.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:10:03 PM EDT
Your name would'nt be RANDALL FLAG would it?
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:14:12 PM EDT
"lead"
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:19:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: Murderers.
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This from a man whom I suspect has a basement full of peach pits.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:22:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2001 4:20:43 PM EDT by BigMac]
Either trap them or shoot them. Poison is indescriminate and sloppy. We inadvertantly poison enough stuff without intentionally spreading it around. That poison can end up in steams etc.... youve heard all the bleeding heart crap, I know I have but I take urban water samples because of the buisiness I'm in and I can tell ya there is enough nasty crap already in the water too. Be a man! Shoot them! I think thats the longest sentance Ive ever writen! One point about trapping.... ever heard of Homing Pigeons?
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:58:58 PM EDT
Dont use poison!! Shoot them, trap them, or get a cat or a hawk. Poison will kill too many innocent cats, dogs, and raptors. Is it true that birds cant burp and if you give them Tums or Rolaids that they will die from excessieve gas build up? I have sort of thought that it was a old wives tale, but...
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 12:09:50 AM EDT
How about hanging up one of those fake owls or hawks. The only sure fire way I know of getting rid of them is lead.[uzi]
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 1:10:01 AM EDT
Alka Seltzer works for seagulls, why not pigeons? If they can't burp, they gotta pop. I'm going to burn in hell now, I know it.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 5:23:33 AM EDT
last time I checked a .223 shell would take care of a pigeon.... Years ago, Cincinnati used to have a guy that was paid by the city to shoot pigeons. Boy I wish I could get a job like that....
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 5:42:52 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies. There is a fake owl up and the pigeons seem to think it's their buddy. It has no effect at all. I would love to shoot them with my RWS air rifle but the only place to get an angle on them exposes me to all the neighbors. That's why I was thinking I could spread around a little poisoned seed without anyone knowing.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:23:24 AM EDT
Flying Rats........... And Sea-gulls are?? Flying Sea Rats. Get a cat, just 1, or get something that makes hawk or owl sounds.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 8:45:59 AM EDT
Sorry you can't use your RWS. There are certain times when shooting adult airguns is more fun than shooting regular firearms. Try fixing nails, pointy side up around the flue top. Use one of those silicone caulks. If you can't get up there, try a sling shot. Practice with rocks (like small pebbles from a gravel pit). That way you don't have to pay for them. If you don't mind losing a few darts, try a blowgun. They're alot of fun too, but take some practice also. I've used these methods for urban pest control and they work with varying degrees of success. If you're into revenge, and have neighbors close by but not too close, throw seed up on their roof.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 9:23:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: Give 'em a case of "lead poisoning." [}:D]
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yeah 55 grains at 3000 fps [sniper]
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 9:37:43 AM EDT
ive asked this question before, someone said to use a rubber snake to scare them away.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 12:37:59 PM EDT
Has anyone tried a rubber snake?
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 12:53:20 PM EDT
You can't eat them if you poison them,theys is delicious.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 3:01:45 PM EDT
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