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I found pigeon feathers & poop in my house.. No open windows what does this mean?

Asked by angelstepsdc1 (14points) October 29th, 2009

They came out of nowhere and I KNOW that all my windows are closed. & they were on a specific side of the room…
Here are pictures..

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cyn's avatar

I think it was a prank.

SpatzieLover's avatar

According to Barbara Walters…it’s the chimney or the exhaust hole in your home (it happened to her in her Ritzy NYC apt).

holden's avatar

Have you checked the chimney?

Darwin's avatar

I know I didn’t put them there.

Do you have a cat door? Do you also live alone or is there someone else who has access to your place? Do you have a chimney and is the top protected with a chimney cap?

trailsillustrated's avatar

they don’t have to be coming from out side. check your attic

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

This means you need to get busy cleaning. Fast.

Darwin's avatar

Actually, pigeons can teleport. That’s why magicians use white ones in their acts.

sarah826's avatar

Ya I’d say check the chimney.

SpatzieLover's avatar

BTW-have you found it dead some where yet? It prolly killed itself trying to get back out to freedom

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Butlersloss's avatar

I would imagine you have a hole in your roof; they are possible nesting in the loft

Haleth's avatar

I think it means pigeon for dinner.

oratio's avatar

You’ve had a visit from an angel…

janbb's avatar

We get birds in our attic all the time. Don’t know how they get in.

angelstepsdc1's avatar

The chimney is nowhere Near there.. and im serious. this is creepy not funny.

MissAusten's avatar

Wow, that’s a lot of feathers. It reminds me of the piles of feathers we find in the yard after a cat or a hawk has successfully caught its lunch. Do you have a cat?

I think others are right, and you either have pigeons under the roof or in the chimney. Clean it well, and do a complete inspection. It had to come from somewhere and leave somewhere. Don’t be too creeped out. It’s just a bird, and there’s a logical explanation. Good luck!

Darwin's avatar

If you have a chimney and it does not have a chimney cap, the pigeon could have gotten into the house, found the window and tried to escape, losing feathers in the process.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

In the pictures, it looks like it is near some sort of air vent/heater. Did you just recently turn the heater on? If so it could have blown some old feathers and poop out of it.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@angelstepsdc1 The chimney locale has NO bearing on where the feathers and poop are…You need a roofer or an exterminator to replace/affix your chimney cap.

The feathers and poo are an indication of the bird hitting into your windows or a mirror to exit.

Kayak8's avatar

Squab. You have been invaded by squab. Feathers and poop are the sure signs of a squab invasion. You could burn candles, but it won’t help. You could call a priest, but it won’t help. You could get some duck sauce, but that’s just wrong. Golly, I hate when this happens . . . particularly so close to the holidays . . .

forestGeek's avatar

Did you check your down pillow? Maybe it leaked?

filmfann's avatar

Could be Tippi Hedren’s disorder.
The feathers indicate the bird was in distress, or being eaten by your cat.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@forestGeek If she has poopies in her pillows…..well, her issues are bigger than a chimney leak! ;P

forestGeek's avatar

@SpatzieLover – you never know these days, with cheap labor and all! ;)

dpworkin's avatar

I gave you the spooky answer.

Jeruba's avatar

The answer will not have anything to do with spirituality. Metaphysical birds do not have real feathers.

Butlersloss's avatar

….pigeon’s carry many disease, you should be careful

cyn's avatar

especially fleas

rooeytoo's avatar

I’d start wearing a clove of garlic around my neck immediately!

galileogirl's avatar

Evidently they got a copy of your key. Change your losks.

SeventhSense's avatar

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this. We were waiting until you were older….your parents….well it was a trip to New York city…your father was…well there’s a reason you coo in your sleep…

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

First it was slugs, now pigeons. What’s next? What is happening? This all sounds like a really bad Revenge of Nature horror movie.

dpworkin's avatar

Don’t forget the worm in the guy’s house last night.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@pdworkin I can’t…And I like worms. I’d be freaked out if one was on my kitchen floor

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Apparently animal invasions, like deaths, come in 3’s. Weird.

loser's avatar

I wonder if this is related to the slugs in my sink?

janbb's avatar

@loser Eeuww – gross!

cyn's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra and the mouse in the car.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra Slugs and pigeons and worms, Oh my!

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lizm's avatar

I just want to say, that I believe you, and experienced something similar yesterday…i walked into my house to hear a major comotion in my living rom. I have weather proofing plastic on my windows for winter, and assumed somehow maybe the wind blew the plastic off, only to find a live pigeon flapping aimlesly in the plastic. I screamed when I saw it, and then it started flying around my living rom trying to get out of any window. I have NO idea how it got in my house, as I said, it’s winter and I even have that plastic seal over my windows. It was terrifying, and I’m really hoping it doesn’t happen again, but, I went through my house, examined all the windows, and just don’t get it…theres no chimney, I’m on the second floor…idk…

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