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    PTF...
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    I was suprised to see that there were actually pigeon forums. I see that there are rescues for injured feral pigeons too if any of you trapping need to find a home for an injured pigeon.
    Our traps go back out today. We told the lady at the horse stable to pull them in for a week while we were out of town to empty them.

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    I moved 2 of my traps to new bridges yesterday. There is night construction at the one by my office
    and I caught all the nesters at another by the house. After work I built a new trap, the latest design
    is 36" long x 18" wide and 16" tall. It has a door at each end and a removal door on top. After training
    today, I'm gonna build one more and try to set them out before dark.

    Gregg Leonard

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    Built 2 more traps today, caught 7 more birds in the last 2 days.
    Also caught a feral cat, 5 more to catch and take to the cat lady.
    They can't be gone fast enough, driving my dogs crazy at night.

    Gregg Leonard

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    Gregg, do you have any pictures of your traps you want to share?
    Thanks
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2labs View Post
    Gregg, do you have any pictures of your traps you want to share?
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    Dave, send me a text and I will send pics, I'm techno stupid can't post here.
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    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illinois Bob View Post
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    I was suprised to see that there were actually pigeon forums. I see that there are rescues for injured feral pigeons too if any of you trapping need to find a home for an injured pigeon.
    Our traps go back out today. We told the lady at the horse stable to pull them in for a week while we were out of town to empty them.
    Keeping pigeons is more popular than you might think.

    Pigeons are big business
    We normally think of the pigeon as being an unwelcome guest in our towns and cities but most of us are unaware that racing pigeons can be worth huge sums of money. One racing pigeon recently sold for a staggering $132,517.00! The 3-year old bird was a champion racer beating 21,000 other pigeons in one long distance race. For this reason he was bought by one British company that breeds racing pigeons for ‘stud’. One very happy pigeon! The previous record price for a pigeon was $73, 800.00.

    Pigeon keeping is the art and science of breeding domestic pigeons. People have practiced pigeon keeping for about 10,000 years in almost every part of the world.
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    Caught 2 more feral cats today, bad news, the neighbor told me there
    are 8 total cats. I thought only 5, oh well, 5 more to catch .

    Caught 5 more pigeons today, moved 2 traps to new bridges.
    The birds found my corn at a new bridge with at least 200 birds, rebaited around the trap, waiting.

    I am trying to get 25 mating pairs in my coop, the rest will be flyers and shackled for blinds.
    I've got 44 birds in the coop but need to cull out youngsters that won't breed for 6 more months.
    Finally, some are starting to pair up and claim a nesting box, no eggs yet.

    Gregg Leonard

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    Pretty good first day with the new home made trap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndk3819 View Post
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    Pretty good first day with the new home made trap!
    Nice trap Nate, how did you make your doors?
    Did you catch these on the first day the trap was out?
    If so, looks like you have a good spot.

    Gregg

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    [QUOTE=golfandhunter;1003480]Nice trap Nate, how did you make your doors?
    Did you catch these on the first day the trap was out?
    If so, looks like you have a good spot.

    I made the doors the same as yours without the clothes hanger frame. I have 2 large staples acting as hinges on each door. I'll try to get some pictures up later today. The pigeons were already pretty accustomed to finding food in the area of this trap since its the same location i was using my previous trap that didn't work. The pigeons figured out how to get to the grain without fully entering the trap doors on the other 1. Hopefully i'll have some more by days end but i am getting close to full in my coop now anyway. Between netting them under the bridge, and this trap, plus my friend who works for a industrial pest control company who traps pigeons, my coops about full, i'm pushing 60 birds as it is.

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