Feral pigeons are common in urban areas and are a well-known city pest. These feathered friends create a mess with their nesting material and feathers. They also create an unsanitary mess with their droppings; which may pose a health hazard. They weigh about a pound and tend to live for 3-5 years in the wild. They nest any time of the year and mate for life. The young hatch only 19 days after the eggs are laid. They eat a variety of foods. They are usually found roosting in areas such as; beams, store signs, inside buildings, etc