I am 77 years old and it’s not often that I write in answer to what I read in any paper, but that piece in the March 20 issue (Dairy Channel: Get rid of those nuisance barn birds by Dianne Shoemaker) sure hit home on a sore spot.
How would a person in her position get so far off the right track that she would advise farmers to poison the birds?
And if I’m not mistaken, that is illegal anyway. There is a much better way and it’s not as expensive.
Poison is for rats and mice.
Wyman J. Troyer has a craft shop in Fresno and builds good starling and sparrow traps that work all year.
If any other birds get caught they can be released.
Andrew D. Miller