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Hello. Has anyone used a repellant on a live bird so when the hawks try to pluck it, get repelled by the chemical on the feathers? One product i am thinking of : bitter apple. Thanks.
 

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birds preen them selves, You would need to apply it before liberation and give them bath after.
I've been recently leaning towards crows, bluejays and black birds
 

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Not a good idea, and for the reason already mentioned. They also preen each other when paired. Besides, it may not even have any effect on a hungry hawk.
 

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hawks wouldn't even taste the bitter apple spay. There sense smell/taste is so poor.
You're right............they probably wouldn't even taste it, and anyway, they would have already done so much damage with their talons, that it wouldn't make a difference if they did.
 

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hello.
https://www.chewy.com/rooster-boost...MI-p_8xtbe6wIVMQPnCh2LKwdYEAQYAiABEgKoNfD_BwE
and
https://www.miscota.com/birds/verse...MI-p_8xtbe6wIVMQPnCh2LKwdYEAQYBCABEgJf1fD_BwE

it works on chickens: https://www.miscota.com/birds/verse...MI-p_8xtbe6wIVMQPnCh2LKwdYEAQYBCABEgJf1fD_BwE

but does it work on birds of pray, is what i wish to know.

is it better to let the birds get e.... alive vs a few punctures from which it can survive? And is it practical to use on flying pigeons would b my next question. i think i may b asking the wrong crowd, here. a zoo vet or a keeper may know better. many thanks for helping me save the hobby of free flying pigeons. h.
 
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