I believe it is safe as long as the pellets do not become lodged in their airways. We should also stress test the pellets for chewing since, while birds do not chew, they do bite kernels of maize in half, etc. Thus, if a pellet is stuck in a bird's beak, it could cause damage to its mouth.
The short answer is yes, birds will eat airsoft balls. But only non-toxic ones. Birds can't digest plastic so they will just pass them through their systems. If you want your ball game to stay alive and kicking, though, you'll need to keep it clean and dry. Make sure there are no bits of string or plastic around your garden where birds might find them and wear gloves when you go out scaring players.
Here are some photos of some of the more adventurous birds I've seen in my yard:
Crows are very aggressive birds that will attack anything that threatens their young or food. They use their powerful wings to fly at high speeds after prey and have been known to catch small animals with their claws. In this case, they were trying to protect their eggs by keeping us away from them. Crows will often sit on their eggs until they hatch to make sure no one steals them.
A hawk is a large predatory bird that feeds on other animals for food.
The Mammal Society's National Owl Pellet Survey has also revealed that Barn Owls (in the UK) seldom consume amphibians, insects, birds, and bats, however isolated examples have been documented. Barn owls consume their food whole, however they are unable to digest hair or bone. This is swallowed as a pellet and regurgitated. As such, undigested material passes through the owl's digestive system and enters its excrement.
Owls hunt at night when it is dark. They use their keen eyes and ears to find their prey which can be hidden under soil or within trees. When an owl finds something tasty, it flutters its wings to send out an alerting signal to other members of its family. They usually eat only once or twice a week depending on how often they catch food. Although owls do not need much water, they like to drink whenever possible.
Some people may wonder if owls attack humans. In fact, no, they are very shy and avoid people unless you approach them first. If you come into contact with an owl, your best option is to make loud noises so it knows you are not going to harm it. Try clapping your hands or shouting "who-who" (as done when calling dogs).
In conclusion, owls do not eat bats in the UK. However, they do eat other small animals such as mice and rats which are commonly found near where they live.
Any uneaten pellets will ultimately degrade into phosphate and iron, which will be absorbed as nutrients by nearby plants. There are no "side effects" of ferramol. Birds, mammals, and other animals will not be harmed if they consume the pellets (or the slugs that ate them).
Birds may find the pellets attractive to eat for a number of reasons: they are tasty, they provide energy when it is needed, they give off a smell that helps attract other birds, and they can be used as tools to help find food. If you do not want birds to eat your pet food, then do not leave it out for them to find. Keep it where only humans should be able to get to it.
If you have a large birdbath in your yard, make sure that you do not leave any valuables inside it. This includes jewelry, money, and anything else that could be attractive to wild birds. Even if you think that your property is safe from theft, remember that birds are smart and will figure out how to open most locks.
Slug pellets are designed to be toxic to slugs, but they will also harm other organisms if they come into contact with them. These include birds, who will eat the pellets after they have poisoned their prey, and bacteria or other organisms which live in the soil. If you want to keep birds away from your garden, use fencing or put up signs.
This implies that some wild birds have consumed bizarre items such as popcorn and white bread. When they are starving, they will eat whatever they can get their beaks on! Should I continue to give them to my chickens?
Yes and no. While most birds will eat anything you give them, others may have specific dietary requirements they must meet in order to survive. Birds have different diets depending upon what type of bird they are and where they live. For example, woodpeckers are unique in that they eat mostly insects. They also need to eat plants with high concentrations of vitamin C because they digest it along with their insect prey. As another example, bluebirds are seedeaters that prefer fruits and vegetables over other foods. They also must eat animals if they are to survive. Bluebirds are one of the few birds that eat spiders and other invertebrates. However, since they cannot break down cellulose, they must consume animals or plants that contain lots of fiber such as cornfields.
In general, birds need to eat proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and minerals. Most birds are carnivores which means they eat meat. However, many birds also eat fruit, seeds, flowers, bulbs, leaves, fungi, and worms. They obtain these other nutrients from their food. Some birds are omnivores which means they can eat both meat and plant matter.