Breeder loft design help

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ccar2000, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. ccar2000

    ccar2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girlfriend would like me to surprise her brother and build a breeder loft for his pigeons. I have chickens and a nice coop but am not sure what all is good for a breeder loft. My plan calls for the loft to consist of six cages 16"x16"x24" three high and two wide. Solid on the back and both sides with chicken mesh in the front. There will be removable droppings trays in between the levels. My question is regarding the interior amenities. He uses the paper nesting bowls and like a shelf. I could use directions about waterers, feeders, roosting and where to place the nest bowls. Also is 1/4" mesh too fine for the bottom of the cage? How big does the mesh need to be to allow the droppings to fall through? Whatever help, links or pictures would be very helpful.
     
  2. ccar2000

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    Wow! Really, no help. [​IMG]
     
  3. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the pigeon talk forum has a loft section with great pics
     
  4. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds nice I have 12 nest boxes that are 2 by 2 feet I can't remember how tall it is. Well heres a picture of my nest boxes
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    I use 1/4 inch wire and most of the poop fall through
     
  5. ccar2000

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    Blue chip, is the pigeon talk forum on this forum? I would like to see some more pics! Could you provide a link?

    Lofty, It looks like your set up has some kind of storm doors or something that closes across the whole front. Is that for privacy or protection from the weather?

    Thank you both for your help.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  7. ccar2000

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    Yes, I guess what I am building is nesting cages and not a loft, my bad. I hope to get it done this weekend.
     
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  8. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The doors across in front of the breeding boxes are for pairs that I want to keep seperate it just goes into a main area where the birds can fly around. The 12 breeding boxes and the area that they can go into is in a 15 by 30 Loft-Coop.

    Here is Pigeon Talk, its not on this fourm http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/index.php
     

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