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What about birth control - Ornitrol ?
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What about birth control - Ornitrol ?
i.e. a quick shove off the balcony

Anyway, I did a little research and I can expect another egg to be laid in about 48 hours. So there is no point getting rid of this one till the other has come.

But before people get offended by me wanting to shove them off, apparently these little ones will come back when they are ready to start their own families. I really don't want to be knowen as the pigeon lady...or worse...has anyone seen Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" ???


I really can't be doing with that...
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Old 20.05.2010, 19:45
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So today I made a trip into town and got the cat spray, and went outside to apply said cat spray. Well the pigeons are back, sitting there content and not moving an inch no matter how close I get. So I threw a piece of brocolli at them (it was close by...Im making dinner)

WELL....they both fly off. And what do I see...an EGG!!! Now I don't know what to do. Now there is an egg involved?!?! My first urge was to kick it off the balcony. But the guilt!

So what would you do? Kick the egg off? Spray the cat spray? or Just let them be?
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Old 21.05.2010, 09:43
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Assuming you are renting. If so, contact the regie or landlord.

I had the same problem, making a mess and damaging the property. The regie took care of it. They did some anti-pigeon installations, etc. Gone.
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Old 21.05.2010, 10:13
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Get (or borrow) a cat.
That's what I did, sort of I went out and bought a pottery figure of a cat. It's lifesize. I sat that on the ledge and I move it's position slightly every week. Problem disappeared straight away.
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That's what I did, sort of I went out and bought a pottery figure of a cat. It's lifesize. I sat that on the ledge and I move it's position slightly every week. Problem disappeared straight away.
Ya I would but now they have eggs..I feel bad scaring them off. But I am gonna wait the weekend, because apparently there should be a second egg coming.

But If I did leave them, and the eggs do hatch and mature etc...then I will be stuck with them for at least another 2 months! (I did a little research last night) so I really don't know what the sensable thing to do is. To push or not to push that is the question?? Because I really would like to use my balcony at some point..I mean thats why I got a flat with one, so I could use it. And I really hate the thought of turning it into some sort of pigeon scantuary for the summer.
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Old 21.05.2010, 12:55
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Ya I would but now they have eggs..I feel bad scaring them off. But I am gonna wait the weekend, because apparently there should be a second egg coming.

But If I did leave them, and the eggs do hatch and mature etc...then I will be stuck with them for at least another 2 months! (I did a little research last night) so I really don't know what the sensable thing to do is. To push or not to push that is the question?? Because I really would like to use my balcony at some point..I mean thats why I got a flat with one, so I could use it. And I really hate the thought of turning it into some sort of pigeon scantuary for the summer.
Just think of the pigeons as rats with wings. If lots of teeny little ratlets appeared, would you celebrate their birth, or would you call the vermin control people?
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Old 21.05.2010, 13:03
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They're just pigeons - smash the eggs. Try and do it whilst the pidgeons are watching. Stare at them, smile when you do it, and make a huge gooey mess.

Apartments across the street from mine are trying to get rid of the pigeons nesting/shitting on their balconies. The top floor one had to put netting up - the CDs fluttering in the wind just provided entertainment.

Now they've gone down one floor. These owners have also hung up a CD and put a plastic crow out. Last night, one day after the crow was put out, there were two pigeons standing on the balcony wall right next to the crow. Probably laughing at it. The owners have moved the crow around but I doubt it'll make any difference.

Sometimes they fly across the street and sit on the balcony wall above mine. Sometimes their shit lands on my wall. Bastards. I swing my blind-lowering poll hard against the upper balcony to scare them off but it only works temporarily.

They haven't tried landing on my balcony yet. If they do, I might cover it all in superglue.

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[QUOTE=adrianlondon;819057]They're just pidgeons - smash the eggs. Try and do it whilst the pidgeons are watching. Stare at them, smile when you do it, and make a huge gooey mess.QUOTE]
What a great idea...helpful!

Well I think I have to do it soon, because now they are making a nest. Before they just laid an egg on the cement floor, but this morning there are alot of twigs and they seem to be setting up perminantly.

I will "do the deed" so to speek, on Monday..Tuesday at the latest. I just need the weekend to resign myself to it.

But its getting rediculas now, because every time I walk past the glass door in the kitchen that goes out to the balcony, the 'momma' pigeon FREAKS out...I guess I shouldn't have throwen so many stones at her before
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just break it, it's not a baby pigeon yet, just an egg. in fact, i cracked open two eggs this morning for breakfast.
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@Zoso

Have a look at this website:

http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f5/swi...blem-9525.html

Maybe they have found a solution.

Also, I would try and contact the ‘office vétérinaire’ or whatever it is called.
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just break it, it's not a baby pigeon yet, just an egg. in fact, i cracked open two eggs this morning for breakfast.
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...... in fact, i cracked open two eggs this morning for breakfast.
I would very much hesitate to do this. Pigeons often suffer from all sorts of nasty illnesses.
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Does anyone have any sugestions on how to get rid of them...considering they seem to be getting their meals from next door?
this might help

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Old 21.05.2010, 14:27
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Failing that... the ornamental concretework in train stations is covered in metal spikes to deny the pigeons a place to land. Any chance of getting something like that and installing it where they normally sit?

I'd recommend Razor wire. It's also an effective deterrent against yobs breaking in through your balcony.


For a little extra Ummmph, hook it up to a truck battery...


I've just spent the morning cleaning pigeon crap off my balcony. I haven't seen the little beggars, but if they come back, I'm just going to put a nice meal of dry rice out for them...

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Well the deed has been done...I decided to push in the end.

Hopefully, Momma and Pappa won't be back to lay their second egg. Although, Pigeons would be stupid enough to do that.

The guilt is killing me though..
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You did the right thing, Zoso! Now, give your balcony a good wash with something strong and empty what's left of your pet shop pheromones around where the egg was. They'll think the cat did it.
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Old 22.05.2010, 20:22
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Small balcony across the street ... one CD hanging from a piece of string blowing around in the wind, one plastic crow staring menacingly at the ledge, two pigeons doing the jiggy right next to it.
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Around the same time as this thread began, a pigeon laid two eggs on the window ledge in our bedroom because the shutter had been half closed. We decided to be the good samaritan and let the pigeon stay. The eggs hatched, the pigeons grew and left and before we could open the shutter and get rid another pigeon had laid two eggs. Both hatched, one died and eventually they left and we opened the shutter last Monday.

On Wednesday morning my girlfriend woke up covered in bites. On Thursday I cleared away the nest. We've washed everything, vacuumed everywhere and sprayed insecticide all over the place. Still they try to get in through the window. I'm off work all day waiting for Rentokil to come. The insects are about the size of a pin prick so visible but difficult to see. They seem to be incredibly virulent and we're praying that we've acted early enough to avoid infestation. We've read a lot of worst case scenarios online about people battling these Bird Mites for 2 years. Hopefully that wont happent to us. That's the last time I'll be nice to a pigeon.

And a cautionary tale to those of you with pigeons on balconies, window ledges etc.
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I have a pair of pigeons who seem to be living on my balcony! I think someone in my block of flats has been feeding them, and then seem to set up house on my balcony. I have tried throwing things at them, and have been moving things around to they have less of a place to 'hide out' so to speak. I would love to ask the 'potential pigeon feeder' however, she is a compleatly unreasonable old turkish woman, who hates me and my bf's guts (so that sugestion won't really work!)

It's awfel they poop on my clothes which are hung out there and coo in the mornings and wake me up..Not to mention they are filthy 'winged rats' !!

Does anyone have any sugestions on how to get rid of them...considering they seem to be getting their meals from next door?
Buy a garden grill and an adequate weapon. Shoot the birds and put them onto the grill. Tell the neighbour she can have a portion of the birds when grilled through
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