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Hi guys :) I'm going to be building a breeding loft I was wondering are these dimensions ok?

10 feet long
6 feet high
3 1/2 feet wide

It'll have 2 sections, for males/females. Both sides will have nest boxes, an aviary on both sides, and enough ventilation, and perches.

*The thing that is troubling me is....will 3 and a half feet wide be ok?
Also how many pairs of pigeons can I keep in a loft thats 10 X 6 X 3 1/2?

Thanks :)
 

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If you are planning to go inside, then the deep(width) is too small. If you don't plan to go inside, then it is perfect (you basically just grab them from the outside). Roller pigeon fanciers usually built a kitbox with that deep and they use 8 feet for length. They then divide that loft into 2 sections and they call it double-kitbox.
 

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Yup I'm going to be building a 12 foot long 4 foot high and 3 and a half foot wide kit box with 3 sections in it. 3 kit boxes together. This however was for a breeding loft, are the dimensions ok?
 

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Hi guys :) I'm going to be building a breeding loft I was wondering are these dimensions ok?

10 feet long
6 feet high
3 1/2 feet wide

It'll have 2 sections, for males/females. Both sides will have nest boxes, an aviary on both sides, and enough ventilation, and perches.

*The thing that is troubling me is....will 3 and a half feet wide be ok?
Also how many pairs of pigeons can I keep in a loft thats 10 X 6 X 3 1/2?

Thanks :)
I would say not more than 17 birds total in that, including the babies that will be hatched and going to live there....
 

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The only area where my neighbours won't be bothered is in a part of my garden...the most wide I could do is 4 feet wide. I'm only going to keep around 4-5 breeding pairs in there.
 

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I thought kitboxes are for flying team--not for breeders. I suppose the size of your nest boxes will determine how many you can keep inside there.
 

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Yeah kitboxes are for the flyers. I'm building 2 entire different lofts.

Kit box: 12 feet long, 3 and a half feet wide, and 4 feet high, raised above the ground a foot. It will have 3 sections, each 4 feet wide. One section for rollers never flown, one section for rollers that fly well, and one section for my best rollers. Will be keeping 3 kits.


Breeding Loft: 10 feet long, 6 feet high, and 3 and a half feet wide. My initial question was that if the 3 and a half feet wide would be enough for the breeders as they won't be able to get enough flying time? The most I can make it wide is 4 feet.

Question: 10 feet long
4 feet wide
6 feet high
* 2 sections (males/females)
*around 12 nest boxes (6 on each side)

Does this breeding loft seem suitable for around 8 pairs of breeders?
 

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If you have no choice for your breeders, then 4 feet is better. If these are prisoners, then you need to build an aviary for them to fly and sun with. If the loft is not walk-in type, then 3 or 3.5 feet is better. That way you can grab them from the outside. I suppose that is for your flier unless you have long arms, then 4 feet is better. The deeper the better is the answer unless you want to grab them from the outside. Either way 3.5 or 4 feet is not enough flying time for them. How about this idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gqm2H49PO8&feature=channel. I think it has 5 feet deep.
 
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