How many pigeons could I have in my coop?

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  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna use our old tree house as the new pigeon coop, it's 8x8 and about 7 feet high with 3 windows I put chicken wire over and I'm putting nestboxs and roosts in. Thanks
     
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  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought around 30, thank you
     
  4. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with hardware cloth, as otherwise sooner or later animals will get in.
     
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  5. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to but we didn't have any left and it's about 6 feet off the ground and the dogs are beside the tree house so no coons or anything come by there, and I've trapped a lot around my property and haven't seen any coons or possums in a long time.
     
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  7. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's true I probably will pick up some, there's a hardware store close by that sells wire by the foot. I only have 4 fantail pigeons now and I'm gonna get a couple pairs of homers so they'll love the big loft!
     
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    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't go buying all the birds at one time... because you will only need a few to get started... they will soon reproduce like rabbits and you can build up the numbers like that.
     
  9. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard they reproduce like crazy, hatch in 16-18 days and wean at around 21 or so days and than they can have babies about how old?
     
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