My son just picked up 2 homing pigeons. We are trying to decide where to make their loft. I have a new horse barn that is monitor style, with a shed roof on each side. On the chicken side we have an area that is 4x12, with a 2 foot treated lumber base, cement floor with sand ( was going to be used for chickens). The wire is 1x2, and it can be completely enclosed. On the outside of this stall, is a sliding door, we can put up an outside fenced area as well. The downside is that it does not get much direct sunlight ( it's in the middle of the barn), there is the shed roof , and there are trees on that side of the barn. There is about 8-10 feet between the end of the shed roof and the treeline. There is the option of putting something in the hay loft ( we do not store hay there), Would get sun through the window and could leave the door open when he is flying them. Third option would be to buy a small chicken coop and convert it. These are young untrained birds, about 4 weeks old. Advice is greatly appreciated!