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i know this has been discussed several times but....my loft is 10x12x7, its the only space i keep and all my birds fly pretty much daily. ventilations isn't an issue either. first question, what are the different forumulas to calculate how many birds this baby can hold in a healthy way. second question, what methods do you guys use to maximize the perching space so as to keep everyone happy and fight free?
for some reason i was under the impression that a loft this size would hold 50 birds safely, but that seems high to me after i stand in it and look at what 25 birds currently looks like.
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There's two calculations that you can use.
The "technical" one that you'll find in most books is:

width 10 X depth 12 X height 7 = 840 / 15 = 56 birds

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you can use this one which gives you close to the same number.

width 10 X depth 12 = 120 / 2 = 60 birds

So, your loft should hold 50 bird easy. Especially since they get out to fly daily. I assume you have an aviary..........

Rule of thumb on perches is that you should have AT LEAST 1 1/2 perches per bird.

I use these calculations and then base the number of birds on whether they're flyers or prisoners. On prisoners, since they never get out, I keep the numbers lower than what the calculations call for.
 
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