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 Ferals on main power house line

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PostSubject: Ferals on main power house line   Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:00 pm

Oh how I miss this group... I love it/them I love it/them

Can anyone tell me how strong a main house power line would be (the electric wire cable that connects from my house to the outside post) when pigeons perch on them. I worry my main power line might give way when they (about 40) perch on it at one time. I hate to shoo them away. They perch daily to wait for their feed. If I post this at Facebook or ask an electrician, i know what the answer from pigeon haters would be - stop feeding them! (I just can't Embarassed Embarassed )
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PostSubject: Re: Ferals on main power house line   Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:23 pm

Oooooh, that's a tough question... Hmmm

Let's see... 40 pigeons, at say 330g each, that would be 13.2 Kg. It's quite a bit for an electrical wire, but as they are distributed along it, rather than just putting pressure on a single spot, it might hold. But that's just a 'might'...

It's worrying, because I remember reading about electrical burns on pigeons, and it's just horrible beyond words. If it should snap... Serious EEK!! Serious EEK!! Serious EEK!!
Is there any chance of feeding them a little earlier (so they don't perch for long) or a bit further away from the wire? Or even to create, or get them to use, another perch?

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