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is pigeon poop a good fertilizer??
 
Leah Sattler
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I don't see why it would be different then chicken poo. you would probably want to compost it first if it was any thing but a very small quanitity. due to the many broiler farms around here many people fertilize their feilds with chicken litter.
 
                          
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If pigeons are wild or free ranging you could not find a better manure, as they would be eating a large range of seed, grain and grasses. Dont use fresh compost first as with all manure.

All the best

Bird
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Austrailia.
 
Jeff Mathias
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Pigeon poop = natural plant killer/pre-emergent = in place fertilizers & minerals = good stuff.

Always looking for more free time I decided to put the local birds to work for me.

Lately I have been putting out feeders on top of areas of vegetation that I no longer want. These could be grasses coming up from blown in seeds, or what is left from the pumpkin vines etc. After just a week or two (a light coating of poo barely noticeable) there will be enough bird poo on the live plants to start killing them off and enough on the ground to keep most anything else from germinating/growing. I will then move the feeders somewhere else and let that ground sit for another couple of weeks. Sometimes I'll mulch over it, sometimes I'll run the chickens over it. It doesn't really seem to matter so long as the bird poop is allowed to naturally break down and mix in a bit before planting there again. I have planted a bit to soon and burned up a few seedlings but when I timed it right I have also had plants "SURGE" into growth like I have never seen. I had a 6 inch butterfly bush become a 6 foot butterfly bush in just a few months this year and I saved myself some work in the process.

Jeff

 
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Around here the pigeons graze on french fries and dumpsters.

Also known as squab, pigeons make a fine meal.  They can be raised in confinement the same as any poultry.  I bought lumber from an amish fellow, Alvin Mast, who had a son who raised and sold pigeons in an old barn.  Got $4 a bird.
 
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