Chimneys & Fireplaces Question

Stopping birds from getting in my chimney

How can I prevent birds from getting in my chimney? They are making a ruckus and keeping me up all night long!

I don't want to hurt them though.

6 Answers

Best Answer

If you want to save the birds theres not much you can do imediately, they will only stay there untill they have reared thier young, when this has passed the following may be of use to you.
A cowl is the norn for this and there are different types for different reasons, also you can put bird protection on the flaunching around the pots, these are simple to fix and prevent the birds from landing on the stack.

Answered 17th Feb 2011

M Dewey Brickwork & Propert Maintenance

Member since 2 Apr 2008

Fit a rain/bird gaurd cowl, simple job for roofer, problem solved

Answered 17th Feb 2011

B J D BUILDING/ROOFING

Member since 29 Oct 2008

hi,you need to put chimney cowls on.get a roofer to do it.thanks nick

Answered 17th Feb 2011

kentish builder

Member since 14 Jul 2009

chimney cowls are the easiest way.2 minutes work.job done!
oatley and hoey

Answered 17th Feb 2011

oatley bricklaying and building service

Member since 10 Feb 2011

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If your worried about them having bird meetings sitting on the chimney making noise at night, then people here use the anti-climb spikes all around the base of the pot. If they are nesting and causing gutter blockages as I have had in my valley roof, I used bundled up chicken wire, they don't like to try and nest on that and keeps the valley clear.

Answered 19th Feb 2011

Blake Ecotec Ltd

Member since 8 Feb 2009

we just completed a job with this problem by fitting a wire cage like item cowel to the chimley pots ,they are simple to fit and takes about 10 to 15 mins to do
regards chris.
StayDry Roofers

Answered 28th Feb 2011

StayDry roofers

Member since 15 Mar 2010

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