how to keep chickens out of the pigeon loft

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by peterinhungary, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. peterinhungary

    peterinhungary New Egg

    Feb 16, 2017
    I am just starting to keep kings and texan pigeons. I have a large poultry enclosure fully wired to keep out the local foxes and birds or pray. I currently keep chickens ducks and geese in the enclosure. I want to have the pigeon loft in the enclosure and my plan is to have bars on the pigeon loft spaced wide enough to allow the pigeons to come and go but narrow enough to keep the chickens out. (The chickens are standard size - no bantams) The question-what spacing should I use between the bars?
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Sep 25, 2015
    Maybe 4-5 inches.... It all really just depends on how big your pigeons are.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  3. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    Newport Tennessee
    Your Pigeons will eventually need seperating from other birds, each breed. Pigeons cheat and your young will not come out all sex linked you'll find if keep the sexlink king with assuming white kings. Plus kings breed better lower and big enough nests for them mean younger or smaller chickens ducks etc can get into eat them.

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