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well its 99% done, all i got left is to make perches. get a feeder and a waterer then cut the hole for the trap door. and make a latch for the door so i can lock it. i can lock the other part with a pad lock so no one can get in. but wanted to lock the loft as well. what do ya think?

here's the loft





quick and easy boxes



a view out of the loft



so do i need to make a small door to let them out of? so they dont go out of the door i walk in. and can it be close to the trap door?

do i need to put straw in the boxes?

also when i get a feeder. does it need to hang, mount on the wall or pour food in a bowl on the floor?

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LOl! lots of questions;) Do a search on pigeon feeders. you will get the idea. I always add bsome nesting material to each bowl, even though they throw it
out a lot of the time. I envy people that have a source of long needled pine needles, that is what i would use if they were around here, but i use straw, small sticks, and even cut up Japanese grass. Dave
 
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I think personally this will be fine for the warmer months but come winter again your gonna need way more coverage for your loft to keep the birds out of the weather ;)
 

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Hi Chris!

Click here to see the feeder I bought.

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Click here to see my waterer.

These are both available at Foy's Pigeon Supplies and are somewhat necessary for good health of the pigeons. If your feeder and waterer are not styled like these, the feces will get into both the food & water & cause health problems. Even though there is some expense involved, it is well worth it. You could probably build the feeder, but the waterer is probably best purchased, unless you are real creative. :)

I purchased large and inexpensive plastic dog food bowls which I use for nesting. I put straw in mine, but the pine needles sound like a real good idea! :)

I think your nesting boxes are looking good! Keep up the good work! :)
 
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Good point Lakota, he lives were i do, in "ill" and Noisy" Should have caught that! I should have not kissed those last two Milwaukees "best" LOL! Dave :p
mmm yeah Im 7 shots to the wind myself so Im smooth sailing here and feeling no pain lol thats why I like to keep the chills out of my loft cuz who knows when I will be spending the night out in tere with the birds lol :p
 
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colby Renee at LOvebird lofts has a real sweet set of feeder plans on her website if you just take a look you can make one up in no time flat ;)
 

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got a door cut and a perch added today, this week i will add some 2x3 inch wire fence on the roof over my poultry wire to make it **** and possum proof. this is coming along nice, i should have my birds this weekend. im going to a fellow members place 2 states away to pick up my first birds. my boy is excited he gets to go pick some out. not to excited about 16 hours in a car total... lol looks like im getting some rollers, if i get some homers can i keep them with the rollers or should i keep them all the same? thanks again for all the info. chris
 
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