Pigeons loft and weather questions

Norm2475

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 8, 2008
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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.
 

Mary Of Exeter

Songster
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Apr 10, 2009
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Rowan County, NC
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.
 

BigPeep

Songster
10 Years
May 27, 2009
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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?
 

deerman

Rest in Peace 1949-2012
11 Years
Aug 24, 2008
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Southern Ohio
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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