Im new with questions

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Bryan C, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Bryan C

    Bryan C Out Of The Brooder

    16
    1
    24
    Nov 28, 2012
    Hi BYC members. I'm new to BYC and I'm a teenager with a knack for animals. I wanted to know how big should a loft be for one pair of pigeons im thinking maybe some tumblers or rollers not entirely sure yet. I don't have a great budget and I just want to raise the pigeons for fun and to observe them because im trying to become a veterinarian. I just don't know how big i should start one pair or two pairs. Any advice would be gladly appreciated. Thank you for your time
     
  2. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

    190
    1
    83
    Nov 10, 2012
    Florida
    [​IMG]& im only 12, but im bout to b 13, i wanna b a vet too :) But i thnk that u shood get two pairs of pigeons. The place should be big enough to walk inside, probably, and the base shood probably b 4ft by 5ft... but idk much bout that stuff... But Hope it turns out good[​IMG]
     
  3. franciscreek

    franciscreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    253
    7
    111
    Jan 10, 2011
    Northern California
    Bryan,

    If you are going to start with rollers or tumblers you could start with a smaller fly box. Something 4x4x2 or 3. Use a wire bottom and put it on legs. You can find several good examples on the web.
     
  4. Bryan C

    Bryan C Out Of The Brooder

    16
    1
    24
    Nov 28, 2012
    Thank you for the advice. Are there any pigeons that are best for beginners?
     
  5. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

    190
    1
    83
    Nov 10, 2012
    Florida
    im lost on that one... idk much bout that, but it depends on what u r raising then for
     
  6. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    3,649
    210
    261
    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    I started with three pairs of pigeons and by far I love my American Fantails the most - So much personality...but the "English Trumpeter Pigeons" seem like a really good start choice.
     
  7. Bryan C

    Bryan C Out Of The Brooder

    16
    1
    24
    Nov 28, 2012
    Thanks for the help im still deciding what breed to pick but i dont know how many to start with if i only have a 4 x 3 x 4 cage for now I don't have a big budget for the materials
     
  8. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

    975
    1
    141
    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    good old homing pigeons are great starter birds. mine are great flyers and parents
     
  9. ChickenMad11

    ChickenMad11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    2
    83
    Nov 17, 2012
    Great Britain
    Sorry can't help you, I've got chickens not pigeons!
     
  10. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    3,649
    210
    261
    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    Check Craigslist - people sell cages and give away materials all the time.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by