pigeons on the balcony

Discussion in 'Soils, Fertilizers and Composting' started by TimA, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. TimA

    TimA Active Member

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    There's a fair bit of pigeon poop on my balcony. I'm aware that it could be hazardous to disturb too much, but I've got to clean up a little. I'm wondering if the best thing would be just to shovel it into a plant pot, mix it with a bit of soil. Would it be a good fertilizer? How much, proportionally, could I add to a pot without it affecting pH or other factors of soil quality?

    Also, are there any plants that are "pigeon-unfriendly"?
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Maybe if it was composted first...but shoveling raw pigeon poop in with your plants? No.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What about just washing it away with a hose? If would be diluted and dispersed that way.
     
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    Well, my balcony is somewhat enclosed, you don't think the drain will get clogged? I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I would shovel and bag up the poop---wear disposable gloves (maybe even a mask) whilst performing this removal. You do NOT want to breathe in any parasites or other gackly bacteria, etc. that might be lurking in this pigeon frass.

    Plants that are "pigeon-unfriendly"...? What are the birds doing to your plants (nesting in, nibbling on, pooping among?) and what kinds of plants do you have? ---Hmm. Cactus, maybe.
     

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