Here are the pictures of my backyard.
I'm moving shortly and in the process of remodeling the shed on the property I'm going to. I have 60 or so birds that I'm moving with meThank you.
Yeah, I think 15 - 20 is exaggeration with the place I'm at. More like 8 - 10 would be more reasonable. You guys are great. As for my loft, how should it look like, I do not have any experiences with this because my uncle built the loft, so will definitely need your help. I'm not familiar with 'racing pigeons' and how it works, but homing pigeons are what I was into back home. Do you literally race them? I seriously do not know, and sorry if it is a stupid question.
It would be greatly appreciated if you guys would take the time and show me how it should look from the inside and outside of the loft.
I would love to put it at the spot you had chosen, but we have a gardener who comes every weekend, but I don't think he would mind. I would love to have that loft, but I don't think I should because I'm not going to have that much birds. I'm only looking to breed 8-10, can I use one of those kits that they have in the loft section?Kevin,
Read your ordinance code as to where you can put your loft. As much as possible face the front to the south or southeast to get lots of sun. Your yard is big enough, but those trees definitely can give advantage to hawks. Where the dog is located on the first picture seems to be the best place. It is open there. You can't put your loft near the chairs because that would be against ordinance code. It is too close to the house.
You can try starter loft like this: http://www.redroselofts.com/starter_loft.htm. It is better if you can divide the inside into 2 areas: one for your breeder, the other for your flier.
If you start with breeding pairs, then those might end up as prisoners( birds that are not released). I would get 3 different breeding pairs at the least though and not related. Or you can get young birds (less than 2 months old) that you can resettle and fly.
If you want flying breed, then I recommend pure homers. You can try rollers, too, but LA seems full of hawks....From experience mix homers are not that good. I have those.