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Got some pigeons today

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by mochicken, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    My uncle has several different species and breeds of birds and every time I go over I end up with more pets lol.

    Today it was 5 pheasants and 6 pigeons.

    I will take pictures tomorrow to identify them but I think 2 are saxon monks and 2 of them make their necks big by their beaks, and two are kinda plain looking black and white and brown and white, if I had to guess I would say Old German Owl Pigeons?


    How big of an enclosure do I need for 6 pigeons?
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats!
    Cant wait for pics [​IMG]
     
  3. lonewolf72

    lonewolf72 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 homing pigeons, my loft is 6X10 . You need 5 Wide X 6Long X 6.5 Height at the door in the buck 6 food
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I ended up building it a bit thinner than I planned, it ended up being 8ft long, 4 feet wide, and 6 1/2 feet tall with a flat roof. I have not got it finished yet, do have a question for you guys and gals.

    Do they need an enclosed end of it or just covered on top and three sides? I didnt know if they needed an actual box in there because the ones I have seen have only had three covered sides on one end. I live in Northwest Missouri
     
  5. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats! [​IMG]

    Now how about some pics? [​IMG]
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I am adding a 10x10x6 net enclosure on the back for them to fly and get exercise during the day
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  7. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    three sides and a roof is fine as long as the open end is faceing south
     

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