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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have two pairs housed together. Until recently, the males only took up one nest box each but now that everyone has paired up, one male keeps pushing out the pair from their nest and sitting on their egg. Meanwhile, his mate is sitting on a fake egg in her nest box (because she was insistent on...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have four pigeons in my enclosure: Oliver, Betty, Esteban, and Pearl. Esteban and Oliver used to share the enclosure alone and each had a nest box they regularly used/slept in. When Betty and Pearl were introduced to be their mates, initially Esteban and Betty paired up but she began spending...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Am moving three females outside to a shed that was just built today. They will be stay warm boxes as only one hen lays eggs. Each is in in a 5 ft by 2 ft by 3 ft flight cage. We have leftover lumber so want to make a box for each. One bird is large, one is medium sized, and one small for a...
  4. General Discussions
    Hi everyone �� I'm building some new nest boxes I've bought the widowhood fronts and some ply. The question is how high off the floor do they want to be to stop my birds taking over the floor of my loft. Is 5' to the floor of the top box too high (I'm 6'2) and how do I get my birds...
  5. Loft Designs
    Hi. I am a newbie. I am planning to build nest boxes for breeders. Just want to ask whats the ideal size for a pair? They will be temporary prisoners until we move to a bigger place so size would definitely matter. I want them to be comfortable (like VIP treatment) :) They will be my...
  6. Loft Designs
    Hi, anyone here owns that system? saw it on Hermes website http://www.b-hermes.de/en/?Products:Breeding_boxes thinking about installing something similar to my breeding boxes but first have to figure out what's the best way to do it. here's what I'm planing to do but don't know if it gonna...
  7. Loft Designs
    I was looking for some ideas for new breeding boxes and came across this site http://www.b-hermes.de/en/?Products:Breeding_boxes they have lots of different types of designs
  8. Loft Designs
    I have no time to build my birds proper nest boxes. Was looking at some pre-made boxes at various suppliers such as Foys, Global Pigeon etc. Has anyone had any experience with these or could offer a suggestion where to buy at a reasonable price? Not interested in using nest fronts as my loft...
  9. Loft Designs
    Hi all, I had a new loft built and in the process of building some nest boxes. I ordered some nest fronts from jedds: http://www.jedds.com/-strse-779/STANDARD-FRONT-DOOR-COMPLETE/Detail.bok and then thought about if this is overkill. Would that be fine or would something like this be...
  10. Loft Designs
    What should I use to make my nestboxes sanitary and easy to clean? A special kind of plywood or wood shelving construction? Paint or waterproofing coating? What is the best way to make an easy-care wood nestbox? Thanks!
  11. Loft Designs
    well i was able to get some supplies today and start my nest boxes...because it gets hot here this is how i made them. they are 24"LX12"DX12"H two hole for the pair to have. the sides & back are 1/4" plastic mesh , i wanted them to have air, as i know can get hot in side the shed, i also...
  12. Loft Designs
    The title about says it all :D http://portuguesetumblers.com/nest.htm
  13. Loft Designs
    thinking of building a nest box bout a meter long and dividing it in two for two pairs. any ideas guys?
  14. General Discussions
    Hey everyone I have a pair of pigeons that I am wanting babies from really bad. They are definitley paired up, and they are definitley male/female, but they just won't won't breed and lay eggs. They have nest boxes to choose from, but nothing. Is there anything i can do to encourage them to...
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My first pigeon babies are 7 days old today. They should be standing up and moving around soon. My nest boxes are in a stack of four by four 16" boxes. So these babies' box is about 3-1/2 feet off the ground. Should this nest box have some kind of a front on it... an edge or something to keep...
  16. General Discussions
    Please help. I have a weird situation. My Chinese owls have a pair of 3 week old hatchlings. One of my female Horseman (paired) has decided to take over the hatchlings. She runs the owls out of the nest box and tends to the young. It looks like she feeds them as well. As I type this, I have...
  17. Loft Designs
    I haven't been around in a while, but I'm still loving my pigeons. I am starting on my new loft which will be a 6' X 8' semi-open loft. Any way, can I use 1/2" hardware cloth for the nest boxes if they aren't stacked on top of each other? Also, is there a place that I can position the boxes...
  18. Loft Designs
    I have a question. The question is, do pigeons NEED to see outside of their nest box? I ask this, because I cannot find any information nor pictures that show Pigeons nesting inside an enclosure. The majority of the nests I have seen give the pigeons large amount of vision. With hardly...
  19. Loft Designs
    can anybody take pics of there nest boxes for examples i can use..or if u have any ideas on how can i make sum...thank u:)
  20. Loft Designs
    Hello, I'm trying to figure out the best nest box situation for two pairs. If I had one long box divided into two compartments, would one pair likely claim both boxes? If so, would stacked one on top of the other be a better option? What's my best option? Thank you!
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