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Something you may want to do in the future that will cost little money and increase the volume of your loft is to attach a large aviary. I have seen very small lofts with say 10x6x8 aviaries. The birds are happy, and spend the majority of their time in the open air basting in the sun. Just an idea. Hardware cloth and 2x4s are pretty cheap. You could even do what I do from time to time and raid construction sites.

The majority of my goat pen loft came from donations. Between my teachers salary and the wife, I get pretty inventive when it comes to aquiring materials. I have finaly gotten a $400 budget to start a young bird loft. My goal is a 12x7x7 young bird loft. My challenge is to make the loft cheaper than an electronic clock. We will see. There may be a place that sells recycled building materials in your area. I see you have already discovered the poor man's perches.

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Lots of people live in crowded cities and can really only have a small "box", to keep pigeons in. I remember way back when, I kept pigeons in a rabbit hutch. It worked fine.

I will tell another true story about the time I had six pigeons in a living room closet. I was in between homes, having been transferred from Camp Lejuene, N.C. to Cleveland, Ohio. We had to stay in an apartment for awhile and the landlord did not allow pets of any kind.

But I had brought three pair of breeders with me to Cleveland and I had no where else to keep them.

So I converted my living room closet into a loft. My wife was furious (but I can be very pursuasive). Luckily my birds were always quiet when the landlord came around.

In a few months we bought a house with a pigeon loft already on it (big selling point to me then as I am not a handy man).

I fixed up the closet real nice before we moved out, so no worries there, as the pigeons were then housed in the loft of the home we were buying (they didn't have pigeons at the time).

It is one of my wifes favorite stories to tell others, when she wants to make a point about what she has had to endure being with me all of these years. :)

Am I a hillybilly or what?
 

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So I converted my living room closet into a loft. My wife was furious (but I can be very pursuasive). Luckily my birds were always quiet when the landlord came around.

In a few months we bought a house with a pigeon loft already on it (big selling point to me then as I am not a handy man).

I fixed up the closet real nice before we moved out, so no worries there, as the pigeons were then housed in the loft of the home we were buying (they didn't have pigeons at the time).

It is one of my wifes favorite stories to tell others, when she wants to make a point about what she has had to endure being with me all of these years. :)

Am I a hillybilly or what?
Yep, our wives ready do love us, to put up with us. My wife hates birds but yet I have a loft in the back yard.
 

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I will tell another true story about the time I had six pigeons in a living room closet. I was in between homes, having been transferred from Camp Lejuene, N.C. to Cleveland, Ohio. We had to stay in an apartment for awhile and the landlord did not allow pets of any kind.



Am I a hillybilly or what?
SEMPER FI , I spent a few years in swamp la goon:eek: I mean CAMP LEJUENE .Just an old retired staff nco.GEORGE;)
 

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By golly , you're right Lovebirds . The other 2 birds noticed it too ! I wonder if that will effect his homing abilities ? :eek:

Actually there really was a headless chicken that lived in Colorado years ago ....... but thats another story .

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you sound like me, my hubby puts up with alot from me, I am a farmer's daughter, (can take the girl out of the farm, but cannot take the farm out of the girl) I have my 2 pigeons in my living room in a bay window cage. plus right now, I have a 5 wk old hatchling still with the parents. another story in another thread.
 
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