Hello! We are newbies and I am looking for any helpful hints and suggestions. A bit of background: My name is Melissa and my 11 yr old son, Josiah, has been interested in pigeons for quite a while. Josiah has been diagnosed with Non Verbal Learning Disorder and I am hoping that we can use his love of pigeons not only as a family hobby but also as a learning tool. We are in the very early stages of getting going. We have planned on using a corner of our garage to build our loft. It is a 2 car garage that does not house any cars in it. Is this alright? It is not insulated, does it need to be? We are in northern Ohio. What is a good number of pigeons to start with? He is interested in fantails but I am thinking that a better choice to start with is homers. Any input on this? I am so glad that I happened upon this message board. Any suggestions and input will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!