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Fantail cage & nesting box; opinions?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by coleridgedane, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chirping

    Dec 14, 2011
    Marietta, GA
    Have a pair of Am. Fantails. Until I allow them to roost in the stalls, I've. Created. Temporary situation for them. I'd appreciate your opinions.

    They are in a cage 3' high by 2' deep. There are two different dowels for roosts. I made a nest housing from a 1 gal bucket turned upside down with a big archway cut into the bottom. The bottom is cage wire covered in pine needles.

    I just want the new male (female has been here for 6 weeks) to get accustomed to the stall & be able to eventually come & go from the cage set-up. My breeder says to keep them locked up for 2-4 weeks.

    Any suggestions?

  2. You don't need the bucket that way. Give them a nest bowl. If you don't have one cut the bucket about three inches from the bottom and use that. Give them straw, hay or tobacco stems for nesting matieral.
  3. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Songster

    Jan 15, 2012
    Chatham, New York.
    Do you have any pictures of the arrangement?

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