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  1. Loft Designs
    So i'm building my first loft. And right now i have a bunch of these boards left over from it and by time i'm done ill have a ton more. There 1x4's and the left overs are 2 ft each. I'm gonna have at least 8 of them by the time i'm done. Id like to cut them down again and use as perches but how...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Has anyone tried overhead perches ?
  3. Loft Designs
    Has anybody tried over head perches .
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hallo again! Aaa, I've got a quick question. What are the best/most recommended perches for ringneck doves? And how many do they need? Some people say they only need 1 or 2, a round and a flat. Any help would be appreciated! I know it's kind of a basic question, but I just want to double check.
  5. Loft Designs
    I am looking at raising 10-15 pigeons for the purpose of training my pointer. I have not purchased any birds yet but have spent the morning getting a good start on a coop. My main questions are: 1. How many birds can I house in the coop I have built? 2. What interior improvements do I need...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Well, after the overwhelming response to my waterer question, I thought I might inquire about perches. I see there are basically three common types. "V perch", "Grid boxes" and a "flat perch" extending straight out from the wall. I would like your comments, pros and cons, if you all would be so...
  7. Training and Behavior
    Hi, newish to this.and my first pigeons are spending their first night on top of nesting boxes instead of in boxes which have barley straw in them and they also chose not to sleep on the on perches. Is that normal? Where would pigeons normally choose to sleep?
  8. General Discussions
    I'm just getting started and have built a kit box 4x4x4 and want to use box perches. But I'm no carpenter and search as I might on this forum and google can't find a clear description of how to build them. I've seen all the posts on what sizes they should be and whether to use v perches, box...
  9. Loft Designs
    Hello everyone, I have decided to build a loft/aviary for my 5 pigeons. I research online for a few days looking for ideas that best fit my conditions and benefit the birds and I came up with a loft aviary in one open space rather than the box loft with windows that many people have. The...
  10. General Discussions
    Hi I need to install some perches (for outside the loft) and I keep coming across pics of V shaped perches.. What is the point of a v perch? Are they better than flat perches?? Some people seem to go through quite a bit of effort to make them so I am assuming there is a point.
  11. General Discussions
    Hi everyone. Can someone please tell me the ideal dimensions for box perches for Homing pigeons. Also how many birds can healthily fit into a small loft: coop area (shelter area) : 40x40x40 Flight area: 6'H X 4' Long by 40"W I was hoping I could comfortably house three pairs? I have these...
  12. Training and Behavior
    do pigeons sleep on perches or do i have to make the box houses, not sure what they are called. i have so many pigeons i running out of room how do i keep the population down. i have a lot of perches that hang from ceiling of the aviary and i have a lot of ghetto houses i made for them.
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have my loft just about finished, however now I need to build some perches. I am separating my loft into three sections, Young Flying Birds, Cocks and Hens. I have seen many different perches but am not sure what to use for what. I want them to be as comfortable as they can be, any help would...
  14. Loft Designs
    I'm new to the forum and new to sport. I have pigeons when I was a little kid but everything I learned back then is pretty much nonsense. I am now finding out the taking care of pigeons are a handful and not easy. Anyways, my question is regarding perches. Is there a pros and cons on box...
  15. Loft Designs
    Ive gotta change my perches because i now know that they should be on the wall instead of long dowel rods. Id really appreciate some pix to get some ideas. We may use a few different designs so my birds can pick which perch they like best. Looking forward to seeing your perches! Please post...
  16. Loft Designs
    I am building my new loft and want to know what is the best perch for my OB hens. When I think about what a perch should accomplish I am left wondering what the best option is.. It is my belief that a perch should do the following. 1. Easy to clean 2. Should not let bird stand in own...
  17. Loft Designs
    Hi all is it ok to use round shape wood for perches for the pigeons.
  18. General Discussions
    Hello all, I'd like to get some advice if I could about perches/roosting dowels. I am fairly new to raising Pigeons. I have a couple pairs of Homers and a couple pairs of Swallows. I raise these birds in large parrot cages inside the house and keep the Pigeons as pets. I have the cages set...
  19. Loft Designs
    We are newbies and have built a loft like the redrose starter loft. It came out really nicely, but now we don't know what to do on the inside! Please give us your opinions about what kinds of perches to use. We are getting 24 young white homers in about a week (1-4 months old) and need to...
  20. Loft Designs
    How low is too low from the ground? I realize, pigeons like to be up as high as they possibly can. Folks with box perches; do the bottom perches get utilized? I have some V perches that are 12" off ground area and they never get utilized.
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