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Posted 13th January 2008, 10:38 AM
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Nest Box Size


I was wondering if a nest box that is 16"X16"X16" would be sufficient for the cock bird side of the loft and also the nesting side. I have the loft divided into three 4X8X8' sections with a three foot walk way and the sections are four feet wide. I plan on putting six boxes in two of the sections and perches in the other section. l am Just trying to see if these would be big enough.

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Posted 14th January 2008, 10:10 AM
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On the nesting side i would go at least 16hx16dx24L jmho!
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Your nesting/breeding boxes need to be big enough for a family of 6.
Dad, Mom and a bowl with babies and two weeks or so later, Dad, Mom, FIRST two babies and a bowl for the SECOND set of babies. Either that OR each pair needs two boxes.
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I have the room to make them two wide in the section. That would make them about 22" long by 16"X16". I think I might do that in both the sections. In the third section, I have about 20 perches. I think I like the idea of the 22" long. It will be better for the birds and easier for me to build.
Thanks for the info. (Renee, How are the new babies doing?)
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I have the room to make them two wide in the section. That would make them about 22" long by 16"X16". I think I might do that in both the sections. In the third section, I have about 20 perches. I think I like the idea of the 22" long. It will be better for the birds and easier for me to build.
Thanks for the info. (Renee, How are the new babies doing?)
George
Good. In fact, I just thought I should go out and take some new pics.......
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Now that I learned to post pics I thought I would show a pic of my nest box fronts. Easy and work well.

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that is ingenius man.i think i might build my widowhood boxes this time around,and i can see wher you could add a swinging door to that design for securing the hen in half the box.thanks for the pic.
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I found this on a Belgium site. It works great. I think you could thread a doweled frame on the inside dowel that could swing open. I like the clean-up using these. I just scrape the box out and sweap the poop out the front.

I am also thinking of making some doors out of paneling that fit diagnoly to the back corner. This way the Cock can perch outside while the hen is locked in. This could work for new pairings.

The only downside to the design is that the doors are not altered left to right. When I get my bird paired up I will take some pics of the boxes with nests.

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This is my choice for the final design of the interior of the loft! as you can see it has both top and bottom storage for feed cans,carriers,small vacuum,extra nest bowls, lice powder, bands, tools ,and other misc items you want handy! Originally i had the whole top as storage but i thought i could make better use of two of the storages boxes by turning them into "pairing up" breeding cages!

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Boy how things have changed from what i wanted, to what I will have, disappointed and thrilled at the same time!


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quick question,

is it better to have indivudal coops with one pair and a nesting box
or 10pairs togeather in one coop? which one would be better and would the male's get in fights?
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Hi kid, as long as the birds are paired up and mated yes you can [place them in the same cage, just make sure you have a nest box for each pair, also males will always fight for more space, better spot at the feeder, just the nature of the males!
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Clean


Hello,
I recently got two Fantail Pigeons and built them a nice cage and I'm working on adding nist boxes. My question to the nist box plans published here is how to keep them clean?

Thank you!

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I lay newspaper down on the inside of the nest box then put my nest bowls in.
I use the disposable nest bowls.
When its time to clean up I just grab the newspaper and ball everything up and toss it.
Nice clean nest box
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re: projection drawing


Try doing some isometric drawings of the loft you wish to build for a better projection of depth
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YB nestbox 4x5
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