Pigeons from Hell is a horror short story -Southern Gothic style- written in 1934 by Robert E. Howard and published posthumously in 1938. It can be read online.
It was adapted for Boris Karloff's Thriller TV series.
In Danse Macabre Stephen King writes,
Robert E. Howard's "Pigeons from Hell," one of the finest horror stories of our century, was adapted, and remains the favorite of many who remember Thriller with fondness.The photo of Howard at the top of the post is from Wikipedia.