I am embarrassed to ask these questions since I have done many hours of research here and throughout the internet, am a certified vet tech, owned chickens and doves for years, but I figure better to ask you experts than to hurt the birds at all.... So I am a pigeon collector of sorts. I have just a few now, but I end up with ones from the vets after care. So now I have 2 german owls (females) and a racing pigeons (one band, no numbers, came in with horrible eye infection and now seems to have lost some vision in one eye). I want to adjust the current housing situation as the racer lives with a lone dove (male) in a large cage that can not be wintered and the two girls live together in a small loft that can be wintered. I would like to get them into matching cages or one cage that look nice in my yard. So here are my questions: 1. The girls beat up anyone I try to add to their small loft? Is that normal and would they stop eventually if I gave it time? 2. Can I mix these bird together (maybe minus the dove-I dont want him to get hurt) without trouble? 3. If I mix them together in one larger cage and I create an indoor section for winter- does it need separate compartments for each bird potentially? 4. I am looking for a smaller loft/flight cage set up, maybe 4x6x6 if I can do one large cage or should I break this space up into smaller separate sections and pair off birds? 5. I have three male doves and I would like to work there living space into the same situation so all the birds are in one area-even if it is a separate part. If I break them up into 3 pigeons and 3 doves in separate cages am I asking for trouble with the "one extra" situation? My fantasy? To put all 6 of them in one "flight cage" that is 4x6x6 with small indoor part and everyone lives in harmony. Not possible? Right? These are birds that would live in cages permanently- no free flight around here due to large hawk population. Just want to give them comfortable lives! Thanks everyone!