housing size

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Bryan C, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Bryan C

    Bryan C Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2012
    I was wondering if I built a 4 x 4 x 4 foot cube how many pigeons could I house in there? I know its small but that doesn't include a flight pen. Should I build a flight pen or just let my birds out and have a trap for when they want to come back in?
  2. Cookemonster

    Cookemonster New Egg

    Jul 11, 2014
  3. willygog

    willygog Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2014
    Michigan USA

    i have a coop that is 4x6x40"x"48, it can house 10 pair snugly.. and a kit box that is one half the size 2x3x30"x38" and it holds 20 birds.. i fly every day, twice a day.. and once a week give them freedom to do what ever.. hang out, eat grass , free time...

    I looked at the coops being recomended , there nice but expensive, i built both mine for 300. those premade they dont hold as many breeders as it looks like, the 24 bird unit, i called about,, it is just a kit box.. no room for breeding pairs/boxes, it will hold 8 boxes,, thats 4 pair..... just a personal observation.quickly you will need more room,,. i think they look good. but i have never purchased from them...All i can say is, you can build a very nice one, with a budget in mind.. make a plan draw one up.. go for it..so many choices.. all of them are right for someone...not everyone but most.. or adapt it a bit..
    I googled roller pigeon building lofts an how to's, and looked at every loft i could find and just made it fit for me....Utube has 100's if not more..

    Lastly a pigeon needs approx 1 or 2 sq ft depending on who you ask,,,each to be comfortable.. work out from there..
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  4. av8torcrj

    av8torcrj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2013
    I built this kit box for around $300. It is set up for 12 birds but I intend on letting them free fly for exercise. It is 4x4.

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