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post #1 of 6 Old 08-11-2009, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Barn Birds are so annoying..

There are birds in the barn and they are so annoying. They poop every where. The inside of the barn could use a good hose down.

I found a dead bird inside my horse's water bucket. So i had to scoop that bird out. I think i am going to get bucket covers to keep them bird free. Then i had to clean the poop out of my horse's stall. Theres a bird's nest over the stall.

Today a bird fell out of the nest and was tryn to fly away..but it couldn't. So i took a towel and picked up the bird and put it in a safe spot. Hopefully mom bird will find the young bird.

Does anybody else have this problem?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-11-2009, 05:41 PM
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i know what you mean. i keep finding dead baby birds as i'm cleaning out the horses' stalls and i also found one in a water bucket a few weeks ago. they dive bomb my head as i'm cleaning. i find straw in my hair all the time from their nests. UGGGG.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-11-2009, 05:51 PM
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oh totally agree! they make a mess and you never know when the poop is going to fall. Plus i have to listen to the cat killing them all the time and smell it after words :(
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-11-2009, 08:10 PM
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I see people who put up fake owls and cats eye reflector things like this...
Scare Birds Away with Holographic / Iridescent Guardian Owl and Repel Strips

You can usually buy them from garden centres, hardware stores etc
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-12-2009, 01:44 PM
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I strongly disagree with y'all. there are no better fly trap than a barn swallow, they are also hard on grasshoppers and mosquitoes.

Barn Swallow, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-12-2009, 02:47 PM
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that is a very good point as well Kentucky, never thought of that part
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