This page is where we will be answering questions and addressing concerns raised about the pigeon relocation and management project. We are taking concerns raised by the community seriously. Please note, at the point where they might conflict, the safety of Coshocton Downtown and the health of the community supersede our curiosity.
Why are we moving pigeons into downtown Coshocton where they will poop on people’s heads and cars?
The plan is not to move pigeons INTO downtown Coshocton but rather to relocate pigeons from current downtown roosts.
Pigeons, according to researchers Johnson and Janinga, “typically use roofs for sunning, nooks and crannies for roosting and parks, garbage dumps or grain storage facilities for foraging.”
Once we find the downtown nooks and crannies where pigeons are currently making a mess of things, we plan to move them to the back portion of the PARK space where they can poop all they want around their roost with the only effect being the lot gets a layer of fertilizer.
We don’t expect the pigeons will change their sunning or foraging habits. Which means the public is no more in danger of being pooped on by pigeons after we give them a new roost than it is now.