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This is a new feeder I made to be able to feed your birds from your feed room or even outside the loft If you put a cover over it. You can make It as long as you wish mines 3' and there is a divider on one hole I will use for grit. Its simple It sets in your wall you just fill It from your hallway and just flip it inside and they feed. When your ready pull the handle and bring the feed back to your side.


Hallway side


Fill hear


Flip it to feed
 

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WOW!! Very nice! I love it. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
 

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THANKS EVERYONE. It just can to me while feeding my birds the other day. I wanted to feed my birds without going in and disturbing them.
 

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I don't know what type of pigeons you have, but if you have homers I believe that it is important to handle them often. Also to feed them in person. Shaking a can filled with seed, or "calling" them, or even whistling.

All to get them to trap quicker.

I really believe better pigeons racing pigeons will result, if they are observed and handled on an almost daily basis. They enjoy human company and their offspring will also. If they are just in the loft or cage and have little contact with their keeper, then they will be more wild and uncontrollable.

Just my opinion.

But I really do like your feeding box/drawer.
 

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That feeder is really pretty! great desine! mind if i copy it?

Kevin
 

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We've been planning on putting in some outside feeders sort of like this, in the loft, for quite some time. Some of our individual cages used to have rabbit feeders that were filled from outside the cage. The only reason I've been holding off on the loft ones is because I also feel it's important to feed them in the cage. It helps them learn you mean food.
 

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We've been planning on putting in some outside feeders sort of like this, in the loft, for quite some time. Some of our individual cages used to have rabbit feeders that were filled from outside the cage. The only reason I've been holding off on the loft ones is because I also feel it's important to feed them in the cage. It helps them learn you mean food.
You can have one that you can use when you go away and someone else has to feed for you. I have racing pigeons but I don't race them I just take them away and wait for them to return. My loft is 3x6 not much room to mingle with the birds. Its like that movie The Birds when I go in there LOL The guy I got them from said they were wild and should be that way that they racing birds not show birds
 

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This is what I started out with I made a short one out of cardboard and then tore it apart and used it as a pattern. The only thing is getting the pivot point at the right place

 

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I think I will put a latch on each side on the side that slides in the wall .That will make it removable from the wall for emptying and cleaning. I also plan on putting it under the bottom nest box which will act as a cover for the feeder
 

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I don't know what type of pigeons you have, but if you have homers I believe that it is important to handle them often. Also to feed them in person. Shaking a can filled with seed, or "calling" them, or even whistling.

All to get them to trap quicker.

I really believe better pigeons racing pigeons will result, if they are observed and handled on an almost daily basis. They enjoy human company and their offspring will also. If they are just in the loft or cage and have little contact with their keeper, then they will be more wild and uncontrollable.

Just my opinion.

But I really do like your feeding box/drawer.
I have to agree. The more you handle them and the more accustomed to you they are, the better. Feeding them shouldn't disturb them. They should learn to look forward to your coming in to feed them.
 

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I would have to say If you had a large loft you would not disturb them but my loft now is 3x6 and has 16 birds in it at this time there is not much room in there to feed the birds .I always feed them through the small door in the back. The new loft is 6x8 a little more room to move around in this one I would love to have a large loft but my yard is to small so I will make do like most everyone does. I am fortunate to have enough funds to build nice lofts just not enough land.
 
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