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

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by appps, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    We are thinking we will build something like this
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    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.
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    This is my similar and future project.

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  3. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    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
     
  4. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you! Will definatly close in the back and some sides then.
     
  6. dovelove

    dovelove New Egg

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    Keep ceiling low for easier catching.
     
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    appps Overrun With Chickens

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

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