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Cheap Quick Pigeon Coop

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Hey all,

 

There's a family that is moving and looking to get rid of pidgeons in my area for cheap. It's something I've been looking at getting into for a while. I'll save you guys some time on explaining the importance of breeder selection, etc., etc. The only reason I want these guys is to have a another backyard meat source so standard of perfection and stuff aren't a concern of mine at this point, maybe eventually.

 

My question is in your experience is there a cheap fast DIY coop that will house a breeding pair I hope to mate. I want them to have enough room to be pigeons and make babies but don't have a lot of time or money in the short term. I'd be looking to house them in this enclosure for about 2 months so I don't want something they can't live in that long. Following the two month holding I will build a more permanent structure. Anyhow thanks in advance for the advice! Looking forward to responses  

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A pair can live in a rabbit hutch or similarly sized cage.

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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I have a Capuchine pair in a 2 x 4 cage that is 3' tall- they produce squabs fine. My frillbacks and fantails are in 6x6x6 pens with 2x4 houses out of one end

loving life on Almosta Farm with Lady Amherst, Dark Throat, Red Golden, Silver,Yellow Golden, Reeves, Nepal Kalij and Ringneck pheasants, along with Speckled, Valley,Snowflake and Coturnix Quail, Fantail pigeons and of course, a flock of laying chickens as well as Seramas, and hopefully this year- Ohiki. We share our house with 3 Great Danes and 1 cat who runs it all...
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loving life on Almosta Farm with Lady Amherst, Dark Throat, Red Golden, Silver,Yellow Golden, Reeves, Nepal Kalij and Ringneck pheasants, along with Speckled, Valley,Snowflake and Coturnix Quail, Fantail pigeons and of course, a flock of laying chickens as well as Seramas, and hopefully this year- Ohiki. We share our house with 3 Great Danes and 1 cat who runs it all...
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40"x40"x40" wire/grated bottom/floor, is seeming perfect, to get n keep good weight on parents and two rounds before squabbing,or three pairs briefly. This space crucial I find that keeps breeders healthy for years of constant raising squabbing squeakers. 24" x24" x24" is minimum pro breeders use,but the breeders wear out soon n young mostly only fatty.. My young all thick meat.

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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