Pigeons loft and weather questions

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Norm2475, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Norm2475

    Norm2475 In the Brooder

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    I live in Central Virginia. I am getting ready to build my loft for some pigeons. I want to get white ones. My question is, should I put insulation in the walls? I know I need plenty of ventalation. so I am thinking that they will handle the weather pretty well. I know pigeons live up north and it is a lot colder than here. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    No insulation is needed. As long as their roosting area is away from direct, strong drafts, they can handle the cold. And during the summer, good ventilation will help keep it cool.
     
  3. Norm2475

    Norm2475 In the Brooder

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    thanks
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Mine do fine in an uninsulated barn:

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  5. BigPeep

    BigPeep Songster

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    That looks like it should work. I used to raise and race homers as a kid in Northern Illinois and I used an old chicken coop which we converted.

    I have a question. If I decide to get going on pigeons again, can I raise them in the same general area as the chickens (separate coop and run) or can there be problems with that?
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    They will be fine in any loft. Now I know alot of breeders of show birds even heat their lofts. Flying birds like homer are let out to fly even in cold weather.

    Know if I had some of those racing homers selling in the high Thousands they would be kelp in heated lofts.
     

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