I've abandoned that tack as wild pigeons seem risky in terms of being disease carriers. Actually, there have been a lot more pigeons hanging around my yard lately, and I think they've figured out that there's seeds to be had (I toss some for my chickens some days). Last week I had a chicken die from a respiratory problem, and I am worried that this could have been brought into my system by the wild pigeons.
As far as I can see my options are trapping & killing, or scaring off. Can anyone think of a use for the pigeon meat that would not involve possible contamination or disease passing on? If not then I think scaring away is my best option. I thought I might try some of those shiny wine bladders hanging up around the coop if I choose this option.
Love to get some alternative ideas/views, thanks all.