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Old 29-10-2014, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: Feral pigeon trap !!

we trap a lot of feral pigeons in and around central London
90 percent are feed to our hawks and falcons with no ill effects

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Old 29-10-2014, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: Feral pigeon trap !!

oh yuck !!!!! but it depends on what value food you feed, we don't fee doc at all
Seen a HH in our vets that had killed and eaten a feral pigeon (only one) that bird had to be PTS with frounce, in my books just not worth the risk, value my birds too much.
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Old 29-10-2014, 08:50 PM
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oh yuck !!!!! but it depends on what value food you feed, we don't fee doc at all
seen a HH in our vets that had killed and eaten a feral pigeon (only one) that bird had to be PTS with frounce, in my books just not worth the risk, value my birds too much.
You don;t half myther on about pigeons as hawk food and take the moral high ground, I know a falconer of old that has been feeding them for 30+ years with no ill effect and believe me he values his birds more then anyone I know, I also have a few other friends that feed ferals and over the years we have fed thousands of them, again with no ill effects, of course certain precautions are taken before they are used, heads and crops are removed before freezing I'm surprised there are any wild Peregrines about with all the BOP that are getting PTS with frounce.
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Old 30-10-2014, 05:50 AM
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Default Re: Feral pigeon trap !!

thanks for clarification

and how about the use of live pigeons?

is it safe?

this pigeons are alive and so, was not previously frozen.
all diseases that they may carry are still within.

and if my MHH grab one of those, he may start to eat him from the head if i do not arrive quickly..

i am asking because i think it could be an interesting slip.

but i am not sure if it would be safe for my bird.

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Old 30-10-2014, 06:17 AM
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Default Re: Feral pigeon trap !!

It all pretty much depends on where your pigeons come from in argentina for example frounce is endemic in a large scale even on turtle and wild pigeons , so they never feed them to the hawks,
you better know where they come from: farm yards are pretty safe some cities origin are alright other less so , looking at the aspect of the pigeons says a lot( feather , beak, fingers )
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Old 30-10-2014, 06:30 AM
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oh yuck !!!!! but it depends on what value food you feed, we don't fee doc at all
seen a HH in our vets that had killed and eaten a feral pigeon (only one) that bird had to be PTS with frounce, in my books just not worth the risk, value my birds too much.

I have been feeding pigeon for 15 years with no ill effects
We freeze them for a certain amount of time then pull the wings off ,
Head , neck , crop , tail and vent and pull the guts out,
Pigeon is really good food it's just a matter of understanding and yes I do value my hawks thanks .

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Old 30-10-2014, 11:46 AM
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If trapping. Remember that it is the law thst traps have to be checked daily. Food water has to be freely available. Poor little pigeons. Lol
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Old 30-10-2014, 01:24 PM
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If trapping. Remember that it is the law thst traps have to be checked daily. Food water has to be freely available. Poor little pigeons. Lol
Don't say what better destiny for a pigeon than being reincarnate into a falcon protein? can't imaging anything more exiting for them !
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Old 30-10-2014, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: Feral pigeon trap !!

Hi David,
also you forgot the law also says no trapping in adverse weather conditions, to hot to wet, and in out traps we put a chicken feeder so they cant tip it over and large budgie water drinkers as they will knock over dishes and make even more mess.
They are gross creatures !! wouldn't even leave them out for the fox.
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