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Pigeon or Dove Lofts/ Pens

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Dean W, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone out there could give me some suggestions via pictures of lofts/ pens. Actually any suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    This is about the minimum space for a breeding pair. This is about a 5 gal pail.
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  3. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I guess I was a little vague though. I meant there pens, I was thinking about giving them room to fly.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Just run a search on line for pigeon lofts you will find plenty of images and descriptions. Here is a link on a $100.% start up loft.


     
  5. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Hokum Coco!
     
  6. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind that these birds are very adaptable! Rabbit hutches to modified dog runs will work. Also, what breed do you want? Breed will play a part in what you may want to make/buy.
    Here's pretty much all you have to keep in mind: DRY, keep it DRY. Then predator protection, including rodents. And then some wind protection is nice. Like at least a three-sided shed,( this's less important if it doesn't get cold where you are). With the open side facing away from the most common direction the bad weather comes from. Then to furnish it, keep in mind that a single pigeon or a pair will claim a whole roost and/or nest box for themselves. Keep the feed and water in "no mans land" so that a pair doesn't claim it as there's.
    There's so much, I better just wait for you to ask specific questions. lol
     
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  7. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the detailed information. It is very much appreciated.

    I have four pigeons (2 Indian Fan Tails & 2 White Homers) now and am building a cage for them to be able to fly. Currently I have them in a rabbit hutch type setting.
     
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  8. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad it was of some help.
     
  9. laughingdog

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    if you want to fly them then a cheap chain link dog run with deer netting should suffice for during the day, for now, then just move them back/lock them into more secure loft coop or cage at night. i for a while just had my porch and balcony thumb nailed with tarping and deer netting (its decently small gauged tuff thicker black plastic), with rabbit cages and dog crates/houses stacked. there is also plastic poultry netting which should be BOP resistant enough for day use, but youd need something smaller gauged and metal so rodents and other problem animals couldnt get or just reach in even, if were going to leave out at night, and maybe as ill be doing when get better place set up agasin mosquito netting, even though never had problems for some reason with them with pigeons, like did with doves and some chickens at night (though you can leave a low watt buld on out by them so they can see to eat them). attaching a closable six sided plywood loft, would work to keep most thing out at night then just open up after gets bright out, to let them get into open air flight pen.

    Pics please, as these are two of my classic favorites.
     
  10. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, laughingdog, I've since made a cage and leave them in there at night. I do need to improve the door though as I only put netting on it since I was out of poultry wire.

    Here's some pics of their new home.
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