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Welcome Chris! Glad you like the site, and you are right, there are alot of people out here who really know their pigeons. :)

Make sure to post some pics of your new loft when you're finished...or even the progress. That is pretty wise to build the loft first. Wish I could have done it that way.
 

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nothing fancy but 10 foot long 4' wide and 5' average height with 7' being the higest at the garage. concrete floor from shed slab, chain link fence for 2 sides, im going to wrap it with 1" poultry wire so nothing can get in or out.

i got to order the trap door thing monday. going with http://www.lcsupply.com/Product/Bird-Equipment/Pigeon-Trap-Door.html



going to build boxes and perches on the back wall and 2 or 3 foot from back wall will be solid wood so its protected from wind and storms. roofing is over the back part where the wood sides will be. its covered 38"L x 4'W coming off the garage.

i think ill put the trap door facing the back yard or the ravine. go to figure that out. i also got to figure out how big to make the boxes on the back wall. and if i need to put straw in them or not.

heres a pic in progress will look better tommorow night. my son wanted a bird so i desided to get him involved in this instead of a parrot.... lol


-chris
 

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Welcome!

been searching pigeons for a couple days kept coming up here
That happens to me to.:D

im going to wrap it with 1" poultry wire so nothing can get in or out.
Just an idea, but have you thought about 1/2 inch hardware cloth? I think it's sturdier.
Isn't that hardware cloth in your picture?
 

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Welcome!



That happens to me to.:D



Just an idea, but have you thought about 1/2 inch hardware cloth? I think it's sturdier.
Isn't that hardware cloth in your picture?
yeah thats all i got of that, the cloth was alot more at the store today. im trying to do this on a budget. so far all the wood was recycled from my grandpas house. old stuff he had in the shed. i had to buy 4 2x3's a box of nails and a 50' roll of 1" x 48" tall poultry wire.

i agree the 1/4" "rabbit" wire is alot stronger. maybe on my next loft ill build it stronger. i figured id wrap the fence with the wire to keep stuff out and really all the poultry wire will be on the roof and the one wall, which would be facing us in the picture.

my boy is pretty excited about getting a few birds. hopefully this will keep in interested in learning new things and the responsibility of taking care of stuff. (supervised of course since hes a little tot) -chris
 

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Welcome to Pigeon Talk Chris. I know you and your little son will enjoy the world of pigeons. I have 8 pet pigeons and they are often visited by area folks, and my many grandkids enjoy them...even my toddler one who has acquired an interest in them. Nice to have you here.:)
 
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you need to buy pigeon grit and preferably red pigeon grit ;) a little oyster shell wouldnt hurt to add to the mix as well and it does go a long way but its not all that expensive if you think about how far it takes you per bag ;)
 
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