Pigeons in a shed


Got two pigeons taken camp in a shed, thankfully not the grain store but it’s next to the grain store and we need the door open as it takes the damp air from the grain store out. We can’t net it due to extensive racking in there and we can’t shoot as we don’t want holes in the roof. Any ideas please?

Dry Rot

Livestock Farmer
Speak to your local pest controller (the council will know one or trade directory) as there are special pellets available for the control of vermin in buildings, such a pellets made of sugar for use in feed stores or plastic where roofing materials can be damaged.


Mixed Farmer
An air rifle will do the job as long as they are sat infront of steel or wood to provide a back stop. Galebreaker do a range of retractable mesh doors which would also do the job well.

Dry Rot

Livestock Farmer
In the light of a bright torch and a dark night, feral pigeons are easy to catch. I used to catch hundreds for hawk food and dog training. Just need a steady nerve and a long ladder!;)

som farmer

Livestock Farmer
bought a bull on farm, next to the farm, house and barn, been sold off, the barn roof was rather holey, the chap that bought the house, hated pigeons, and shot on sight, bit of a problem, as the farmer had loads of stock doves, in his yard, l gathered the farmer and his neighbour, didn't get on.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...