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PostSubject: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyWed Apr 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Hi im looking for some cheap nest boxes in south yorks area if anyone can help
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 2:18 am

Wooden crates, plastic crates, straw on the floor all will work. Never had a pigeon yet ask me how much the nest box cost. They are adaptable.
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 8:16 am

have a look on birdtrader denise also e-bay you be surprised whats about but a 8x4 sheet of plywood will make a few and they will cut the pieces for you at b&q
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 8:55 am

yes denise, like Darren says, b and q will cut everything to size if you buy the wood there, you just need to screw it together .....

I got mine from shire timber in leeds, I told them the measurements and they cut it all to size for me, I found their ply was cheaper than b and q , and worked out at around a 1/3rd of the price of buying ready made ones.
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 10:24 am

denise washington wrote:
Hi im looking for some cheap nest boxes in south yorks area if anyone can help
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Cheap lol! lol! lol! I'm your go to man here Denise lol! lol! lol! for any thing in the cheap, cheap range etc Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes. Card board boxes, from the super market type of thing bounce bounce cheap & nasty Wink Wink but your birds wont know I suggest what money you spent for their comfort as such Smile Smile. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 10:47 am

Hi David thanks for your reply im not too bad at diy but dont know how big i need them could you give me size for them in feet and inshes lol will get some made as other pigeons are pinching my young birds the bugggers
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PostSubject: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 10:51 am

Thanks all for your replys just going to have a bash at making some if i can build a hen house im sure i can build nest boxes just need size of them
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 12:47 pm

denise I have found this size to be ample...30inch wide by 15 inch deep by 15 inch high this size allows for the second bowl for the pair if you wish also this size will allow for installation of plastic fronts ...I only use half the front and leave half open so any intruders can be expelled easily...if its too confined it can get meesy ie eggs smashed ybs trampled etc...atb hope the project fairs well
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 1:16 pm

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thanks oldstrain off to wood shop now see what i can get
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 1:26 pm

ply or chipboard is best denise, but the thicker you go the more expensive.... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 5:10 pm

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ply or chipboard is best denise, but the thicker you go the more expensive.... lol!
Hi David been down to corn merchants and measured his boxes been got some good thick ply for 4 double boxes cost me £15 from offcut pile and they have cut them to size for me so think thats not bad or plus £1.70 each cage fronts
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 8:25 pm

That’s a result Denise, bargain.
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 9:06 pm

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That’s a result Denise, bargain.
Hi Boosey went down and looked in off cuts found what i wanted and they cut them for me so im happy going to build them tomorrow the bloody birds are pinching my young done me 4 this week now not happy about it think i have more cocks than hens looks like pigeon pie soon lol
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyThu Apr 05, 2018 11:11 pm

glad to see you got sorted denise, good luck with building them up....you got a bargain there with the wood cheers
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Thanks all for your replys just going to have a bash at making some if i can build a hen house im sure i can build nest boxes just need size of them
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I have full confidence in your ability to built some boxes etc Denise Smile Smile if you have built a hen house as such. Big is better from my perspective & I also like boxes to be tall enough to have a shelf around 10 inches high on the side wall for the next round type of thing. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyFri Apr 06, 2018 11:02 am

any update on your birds denise, I presume all is well with them now..........have you got any babies yet ...?
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyFri Apr 06, 2018 11:17 am

[quoteHi David its a sore point about having babies they are breeding well but the buggers are killing young birds done me 4 this week so im making some nest boxes for them lost a few to cold weather that cant be helped but dont like other pigeons pinching young birds out of nest did one yesterday it was just getting its pin feathers but i think i have more cocks than hens so going to try sort the sods out today
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyFri Apr 06, 2018 1:11 pm

that will be the problem if you have even just 1 spare cock it will be a nightmare so if you have any spare cocks in that section you will never have harmony best get them out asap and I am sure things will be ok after that
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyFri Apr 06, 2018 10:40 pm

[quote="oldstrain Hi thats what my prob is too many cocks probs is i dont know how to tell him from her lol when i had pigeons years ago i went with shape of head they all look same to me lol so a bit of help of your pro pigeon men wont go a miss
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptyFri Apr 06, 2018 11:34 pm

you generally can tell by the behaviour denise, or usually the head on the cock is round at the top or flat on the hen....cock usually bigger, but not always.
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptySat Apr 07, 2018 12:21 am

Cock pigeon cock chicken. Basically same traits.
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptySat Apr 07, 2018 8:42 am

cocks do full circles when showing to the hen I call it spinning ,you know when the cocks crop is puffed and he is calling to the hen and spinning around ....a hen just goes side to side as such,also the cock will be down in the pan calling the hen to nest ...observation is the way to learn if you watch you will soon know hens don't really fight that much either they just observe the cocks bravado ...if you identify yer cocks and hens then write the ring numbers down or get 2 types of plastic colour rings the coil type and put them on the appropiate birds...if it was me I would take out all the birds from the breeding section and just put the definite cocks back in where the boxes are and let them claim a box each then introduce the hens once the cocks have settled on a box each atb
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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptySat Apr 07, 2018 9:40 am

As Yorkshire lass I would have thought you could recognise a cock when you see one.
However, the cock does the chasing, and the hen lays the eggs.

However, you can as with humans, get the odd peculiarities.

If you just have all the pigeons running together, they wiil usually sort themselves out in a pecking order, but to have either spare hens or cocks is not a good idea.

If the pigeons are from different sources it may take time to sort matters out.

However, all the best and tight lines.


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PostSubject: Re: nest boxes    nest boxes  EmptySat Apr 07, 2018 1:07 pm

MISTY wrote:
As Yorkshire lass I would have thought you could recognise  a cock when you see one.
However, the cock does the chasing, and the hen lays the eggs.

However, you can as with humans, get the odd peculiarities.

If you just have all the pigeons running together, they wiil usually sort themselves out in a pecking order, but to have either spare hens or cocks is not a good idea.

If the pigeons are from different sources it may take time to sort matters out.

However, all the best and tight lines.


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haha has a yorkshire lass i was told if you have seen on you have seen them all ive got probs then lol ive seen them pairing up then but when hens layed her egg ive seen different birds on nest, looked at their heads as i was learnt years ago to tell but they more or less look same will get one of lads on garden to sort them out and ring all cocks got about 20 birds but only 7 pairs are breeding so hope rest are not all cocks but thats my luck lol
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hows the nest box building going denise...?
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