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postheadericon Pigeon Lofts and Diatomaceous Earth

 I just read an interesting article about pigeons and diatomaceous earth. The article was written by Jim Vines. I have made it into a PDF that you can find below. I am going to post some highlights of it here.

You either love or hate pigeons. I happen to be one of the ones that love them. My neighbor has beautiful white pigeons that he rents out for weddings. These beautiful birds are released into the air as a symbol of some sort and they fly home waiting for my neighbor to congratulate them on a job “well done”.

Releasing birds into the air is so much nicer than sending off a bunch of balloons.. with strings attached. Gosh how I hate to see that. These balloons are released and then they break, they get stuck in things, the get twisted around things. Some birds are silly and will try to eat them…. I know some are sillier than others. But I think the worse thing about them is the string that is attached to the balloon. It too get tangled in everything… INCLUDING birds and animal legs as well as their bodies.

I found a robin that had a piece of string wrapped around it’s foot so tight it was pitiful. By the time I had found the bird the foot was so infected there was nothing that could be done for the poor creature.

When ever I am out and about I always pick up rubber bands. Some days when I get home I will have a whole wrist full of them. I always think that birds will scoop down thinking that they are worms… gobble them up and get that rubber stuck in their bellies…. I know call me crazy but I do what I can to help those that may not be as smart as we would like them to be.

I guess I got a bit off topic here…. I started out talking about pigeons and ended up with rubber bands…. Go Figure!

Anyway back to the article by Jim Vines about diatomaceous earth (DE) and Pigeon lofts….He had been using DE himself for several years but realized that very few others were aware of this wonderful product and especially it’s benefit to pigeon breeders.

Diatomaceous earth can be used to rid your loft of insects worms and parasites on the loft floor and in nesting boxes and in the feed with no diverse effect on the birds. Unlike Malathion, Seven Dust and other insecticides….. used for the control of insects and parasites…… Diatomaceous earth is not an insecticide, it is an all natural product with no chemical or toxins.

The article goes on to talk about the research that he has done using this wonderful all natural product that is good for everyone and everything.  The information that Jim offers in his article is something that all pigeon keepers should take the time to read.

You can download the PDF here….  Diatomaceous Earth by Jim Vines

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