That's way too many birds in your little space. They may look good, because that's what birds do...they pretend to be okay even when they aren't, as a defense against predators. A sick acting bird in the wild is an easy target for a predator. Once the sickness is noticeable, the bird is really sick. I think the clock is ticking for your birds.that should be enough. I got 24 young birds in a 4x6 loft. my space is very limited. that's all i can afford. my birds doesn't look stressed and they seem all healthy. as training goes, i know i'll lose some so that would give the remaining ones more room. so far i lost 1 to a hawk.
I wouldnt say its dramatic, but common sense, irrelevant of any geolocation, or setup. If the living area is too small then illnes DOES become prevailent.so dramatic charis,
I think its safe to say there are fanciers all over the world that have a similar small set-up,
without even seeing his loft, knowing him, knowing his ge0location you basically tell the guy his birds are going to die... ha cmon
Without knowing your exact loft setup and your loft management practices, I think in general that 30 birds is just fine for that 8 x 6 space. Some guys with no loft management skills wouldn't even be able to 10 birds healthy in that much space if the loft was not dry, well ventilated and provided plenty of perches. So just have a common sense method and setup and you're good to go with your proposed number.The loft will be 12 feet wide and 8 feet back 7 feet high. There will be 2 sections 8 by 6.
I was thinking on 30 young birds to start in one section. Is that enough room.