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Building a pigeon aviary. Anything I should know when designing?

post #1 of 7
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We are thinking we will build something like this


I don't plan to breed and have two birds and occasionally baby sit two others. It would be nice if I could keep them all together (not too worried about disease as they are all from the same original flock)

I am very much still learning so don't want to kick myself about the design later!

Mostly wondering if I should enclose the back half and if I should put shelves for them or perches. (American fantails). And if so what's a good size.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by appps View Post

This is my similar and future project.

 

Future Project I would like to build. Only mine will be 12'x12' have only 3 sides screened with 5 larger nest boxes on the remaining panels (app.100sq.ft.)

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
That's nice! I liked the airlock idea as well though. My sister once had to chase the female I babysit all over town for about an hour till she caught her again lol. She is a sneaky little thing lol

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply
post #4 of 7
Pigeons seem to prefer boxed open front only, then separate open netting/wire flight area, but the tail's will look better in circular cage that has perches not ledges so they won't turn around on ledges n mess up tails on sides. Make any peg perches no longer than birds are wide. Long perches measure so they don't scrape tails on sides of cage.

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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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you! Will definatly close in the back and some sides then.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply
post #6 of 7
Keep ceiling low for easier catching.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by dovelove View Post

Keep ceiling low for easier catching.

Oh good thought! I'm only 5' 3" so that's an extra applicable one!

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply
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