the only thing i have to look out for is mice in my area.Just wanted to mention that all kinds of predators can get into that. Mice can make your birds really sick, and snakes and rats will kill the birds. You would probably be happier in the long run if you cover the fencing with hardware cloth, and cover the back and side walls with it as well. For the safety of your birds, it really is worth it.
Don't kid yourself.............rats are everywhere! And mice are out mostly at night when your dogs are asleep. If you don't make it predator proof, you will eventually regret it, but that's your call.the only thing i have to look out for is mice in my area.
but i have a few bull terrier dogs that sort them out.
i plan to, sort of close a nesting area off, to the left hand side,
just for a bit of shelter from the wind and rain
Jay3 is aboulutley right, remember that movie that had the quote :if you build it they will come" well believe it.Don't kid yourself.............rats are everywhere! And mice are out mostly at night when your dogs are asleep. If you don't make it predator proof, you will eventually regret it, but that's your call.
I know!, it is hard to say.. ummm your loft really needs to be better, one wants to say... great loft!!! but then you need to think about the birds and what is best for them... it is hard to be honest and not hurt someones feelings sometimes... but he seems like a resonable fellow and hope it all works out...That is a nice looking loft, plenty of space and would be having good air circulation too.
Please close of the gaps as already suggested by our members and don't bet on your dogs to run down mice in such a ground area as first of all the mice are outsmarts by the gift of nature, second they multiply so effectively and so fast that infrequent catches by the pets won't wipe the population in the area. Since now you will be putting out food, they are going to be really excited and will try their best
I know how it feels when you get some criticizations in reply to a hard worked job but its all because everyone here love pigeons and want each and every other pigeon and their fanciers to be happy and successful
Your right his loft roof is not right but if he has the pieces lapped right with the opening of the lap on the downside it will not leak the water will just run to the sides. With the holes in the sides and the wire front during heavy blowing rains the roof will not matter.Your loft is going to leak like a sieve. You've got the corrugated tin turned in the wrong direction. The water is suppose to run down the metal to the low pitch of the roof. You've got the corrugated metal turned cross ways. This is the second loft I've seen recently with that mistake.