Oklahoma State University
Poultry houses of all kinds can be troubled with wild birds. Not only do the wild birds cause messes with their droppings and nests, but they can consume or contaminate large quantities of feed and be carriers of diseases and parasites. Another problem with birds is that they can damage the insulation in poultry houses resulting in the loss of the insulating qualities. The most common problem birds in poultry houses are sparrows and starlings. This paper discusses various steps in controlling the problems associated with wild birds in a poultry house.