I have heard six feet it as high as the flying space in the loft should be. would it be okay if i had maybe two more feet, but no perches above about five feet?
hope your tall, to catch birds they will have you going back and forth, back and forth...on and on... I can not catch mine in the day light hours, because my ceiling is too tall for me, it is impossible to catch birds, unless I run them ragged and they dropped to the floor, which Im not going to do...good luck, hope it works for you.im building a new loft and have it standing at 7ft tall and it looks perfrect
LOL........a bench wouldn't help. The bird would land and you would get 1/2 of a step up and off the bird would go to the other end of the loft. Trust me.....been there, done that.........That's funny. I just saw this post, and can just picture you at 5'2" running back and forth and probably swearing under your breath. I know I would be.
If that were the case, if possible, I would build a bench that ran across the front part of the loft, where it is high, maybe 2 feet high, that I could jump up on to reach them at that height. I have a few nest boxes that I have to jump up on a stool to clean or check for eggs. One long bench would be handy at the front of your loft there, unless it would be in the way of something else. Just a thought.
yes it is a good idea!... have not thought of the problem in awhile as this is an older post, but I have been catching in the dark...Greek Boy to Spirit Wings on loft being to tall to catch birds.
Simply put a drop ceiling in the loft at desired height made of dowels or screen or anything that stops birds from going up but does'nt interfere with your ventilation. I hope this is of some help.