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We built a second smaller coop/flight pen to house the occasional singleton bird - http://www.pigeons.biz/gallery/browseimages.php?c=110. The coop is 30" wide, 28" deep, 30" high. The flight pen is 4' x 6' (wish we had the space for twice that). Not much flying space, but it’s safe and there’s room to putter around, catch some rays, and see the other pigeons.

Useful features:
- Multiple removable panels for temperature control and air flow
- Windows are two sheets of polycarbonate separated by quarter inch square dowels, silicon gooped together

It's currently housing a handicapped pigeon, so we added some accommodations:
- Special wider outside perches
- Soft, grippy marine tape on the bird access door and on the outside perches
 

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nice job on that! it would work well as a sick bay too.....looks like you put alot of thought and care into it..:)
 

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WELL DONE, TerryB!!

Thanks for posting the pictures! I'm sure this information will be MOST helpful to others!!

Love and Hugs
Shi :)
 

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Thanks for the kind words. We spent a lot of time planning things out to be secure from predators. The base of the flight pen is lined with hardware cloth which is attached to the uprights. All hardware cloth edges are covered with wood strips for security and to protect from injury (raw edges of hardware cloth are wicked dangerous!).
 

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Hi TerriB,

That is superb with all the extras! What a thoughtful and kind gesture to give your handicapped bird/s special accomodations. :) I know how hard it is to find room!
Please post a picture with the lucky bird/s in it! :D

Thank you for sharing.
 

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Good job! They will enjoy it. :)
 

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Thanks for having a look! It took over a month to construct - the front took a lot of planning!

... Please post a picture with the lucky bird/s in it! :D...
Happy to oblige! Archie has been spending more and more time out there
and will overnight later this week.

Archie on the bird access door - "Would you like to come inside?"
http://www.pigeons.biz/gallery/showimage.php?i=886&c=110

"This way into the coop..."
http://www.pigeons.biz/gallery/showimage.php?i=885&c=110

Archie invites any hens to come on in!
http://www.pigeons.biz/gallery/showimage.php?i=884&c=110
 

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Thanks for having a look. Folks without pigeons don't know what they're missing. ;)
 

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Archie and Elsa certainly seem to like calling it home. :) Please share photos of yours when you get to building it!
 

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Wow!, how did I miss this thread? Terri, it's adorable! I really like it. That'll come in very handy. I'd like that in my back yard.
 

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Thanks, Jaye3! It's been used for over half a year now and we only had to make one modification. Although the numerous vents make it easy to modulate the temperature I did have to cut several inches off the side vent cover to prevent condensation during colder weather. I used a cardboard template for several days to determine how much to remove before cutting the wood.

The plexiglass windows are another one of my favorite features. The initial motivation was to provide some night light for the birds. A side benefit is that I can check on the birds without disturbing them. Since the heating pad is just in front of the lower right window, I can see Archie and Elsa cuddling during the courtship phase. :)

If you think of any improvements, please share!
 
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