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Chicken coop for loft? Aviary design?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Carpe DiHen, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Songster

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    Hello Pigeon Lovers!

    I am planning on building a loft and getting a couple homing pigeons next year. I am picking out a site and looking for loft ideas. I just want a few birds for fun, and may only keep a few if/when they breed. Most of the loft plans are for a large flock of birds.

    Would a chicken coop like the one on this web site work for 2-6 birds? What would be wrong for pigeons in the design?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=66725-wichita-cabin-coop


    I want an idea for a small, artistic design, but made just right for pigeons. More of a small aviary design. Can you help with ideas and details of needs?

    Looking forward to some help!
     

  2. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chirping

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    I use a coop similar to this to house my doves. I keep a flock of eight in there.
     
  3. Lofty Dreams

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    That should work fine it could hold at least 2 pairs make sure you have 1 or 2 nest per pair with the long single perch some pigeons might be over teritorial knocking others off. It wold be a good idea to put an angled piece of wood over the watterer and feeder.
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    That would make a very cute loft!!
     

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