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Posted 19th December 2006, 05:34 PM
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Plans for Nestboxes


I'm attaching plans that my husband drew up for nest boxes. One of the moderators may want to move it to a sticky or just leave it here. Whatever.
NOTE: Because of space issues all of these plans are now on our web site. You can directly access from here:
http://lovebirdsloft.homestead.com/L...SPLANPAGE.html


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Nest Fronts


here are the plans for the nest fronts.
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picture of finished product.....


Here is an actual pic of a nest box.
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Thanks, Renee (and thanks to your husband too)! Those are very helpful! This thread is now "stuck".

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Awesome, thank you so much Renee'
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For those who are lazy like me, I will tell you what I use for nest fronts. I saw this on a page from Belgium. I built the boxes 25x15x15. I built the boxes three high. I then cut six dowels to 45in. I drilled six holes about one inch in and about two inches apart on half of the next boxes, six holes. I then fed the dowels down through the holes from the top nest box to the third one on the botom. I did this to each column of boxes on the same side. All openings were on the right side of the box. I lock birds in by cutting a piece of thin plywood to size that fits between the middle dowels and runs diagnoly to the corner. Simple and they work good, and they are easy to clean. I will try and find you the picture that I used for my design.
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I could not download the pic, but here is the web site that you can go on and look at the nest fronts. He sets the dowels in so that the ledge can be a perch for the cocks when the hens are locked inside. He also has a simple sliding door. Nice simple design. Makes all the nest front builders wish they had all that time back. I clean mine by scraping left front to back and then to righ back to right front, one scrape in the middle and then sweep everthing out the front, through the door and the dowels. Fast and easy.
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The information contained here is very useful for those of us getting back into keeping pigeons, just wanted to say thank you and well done. Since deciding to build a small loft 8x8 I have been designing many interior schemes to fit the loft, that have storage built into the interior, I'll try and take some pictures of my scribblings maybe someone would find them useful, anyways I sure had fun with some graph paper and a pencil!

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had a major set back with my health but i am starting to recover! Here are some of the Drawings i had promised a long time ago, hard to believe it was so long ago, my loft is on hold for a bit until i get my health back enough so i can build my loft, but i can still Dream of the day when it comes to reality! So here are some of the drawings of the interior of the small 8x8 loft i intend to build God willing! Also some odd ideas for many useful things!
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Some more pictures
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and some more pictures and ideas!
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Let me know when you've had enough!
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Nice drawings but i do like full size better than fingernail size.do you have any other pictures of your loft or do you just have drawings?
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