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PostSubject: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Hello everyone,can you please advice me on building a small pigeon loft 4ftx4ft by 6ft high I have doves in a dove cote but we would like to get about 6 racers for my kids a I,any help would be great as we are unsure on how to fit the inside,nesting boxes sizes etc,also the shelf for landing and entering the loft.any advice would be very helpful.

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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 4:49 pm

are you just going to buy a garden shed and convert it
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 5:38 pm

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are you just going to buy a garden shed and convert it

best advice there get a small 6 x 4 shed and put a couple of v perches in there for 6 ybs that would be fine get the kids in there every day to calm them down
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 5:40 pm

if you just want a few as pets golden i think i would agree with steve, a small garden shed would be easy to convert and would be fairly cheap to buy........

instead of putting the glass window in the shed you could have your landing board and bobs there, alternatively you could just fit a sputnic trap there instead.....
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 6:19 pm

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EssexSteve wrote:
are you just going to buy a garden shed and convert it

best advice there get a small 6 x 4 shed and put a couple of v perches in there for 6 ybs that would be fine get the kids in there every day to calm them down

Spot on Lee
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 7:43 pm

yeah i reckon best way mate is get a 6X4garden shed measure it to 4x4 then put a internal wire frame with a door in, that way you will have a 2x4 section to put a small corn bin, scraper and broom or dust pan and brush.
Dont put glass in get a sputnik with perspex sides and top or make a mesh frame with a door to let them in and out.i would put a plastic sheet over the top so the rain doesnt get to the loft floor.
if its a apex roof put a wire frame in the 4x4 section where it goes to square to stop the birds getting above you and getting a bit wild , before you attach it to the inside of the shed drill some holes about half to three quater inch around of fit a little vent at either end for air flow.
at he bottom you will need to put another vent this keeps the air rising and going out at the top, line the vent at floor level to deture cats/foxes, i wouldnt put v perches i would go cheap, go to B&Q and buy some 2x1 baton about 8ft length, cut it in 2 and fix it across the 4x4 section, hinge it so it lifts so you can clean section so easy.
the birds will love the perch.

hope that may help its how i would do it if i was starting again.
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 9:14 pm

Another good place to look is ebay would be able to get a small cheap one at a resonable price
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 9:36 pm

yes don some very cheap sheds on ebay, but not sure how he would go about getting it over to the isle of wight..... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 9:47 pm

thank you all very much,i have looked on ebay for a sputnik but cant seem to find any is there a online shop that specialise in pigeon lofts and accessories?
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 9:52 pm

something like this would be ok golden, but how you would get it i dont know.......


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RACING-PIGEON-LOFT-/280888245837?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Birds&hash=item41663e7e4d
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 9:55 pm

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something like this would be ok golden, but how you would get it i dont know.......


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RACING-PIGEON-LOFT-/280888245837?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Birds&hash=item41663e7e4d

I did look at that,it would cost more than its worth just to get it here.
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon May 28, 2012 10:06 pm

yes true, it would......isnt there anywhere you could buy a garden shed on the island ? or maybe build your own ?
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Tue May 29, 2012 6:52 pm

Go on internet and type in small starter loft there are pictures and plans on how to build one, some good designs.
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:13 pm

thanks for all help,we have designed a loft hope it will be suitable,the size is 7ft 6in by 3ft 6, pent roof, door on the side leaving the front for trap and windows i did get the design from one on ebay unsure if i could post a link?will this be big enough for 6 birds or should we build it bigger, any advice on how to fit the inside out.

many thanks golden
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:16 pm

For six birds that will be ample mate.
just make sure it's well ventilated.
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:45 pm

Gaz b wrote:
For six birds that will be ample mate.
just make sure it's well ventilated.

Will second that gary
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:59 pm

i agree with george, the lap type shed does warp so if it was me i would line it out with ply, its not expensive and would be a major improvement.........
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:13 pm

David wrote:
i agree with george, the lap type shed does warp so if it was me i would line it out with ply, its not expensive and would be a major improvement.........

Agree there David
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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:55 am

we are going to build it using tanalised tonge and groove ply floor and roof, the shed building is not the problem,if there is anybody on here from the isle of wight i would love to have a look inside a loft so i could get a few ideas.

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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:03 am

rainbow wrote:
found it pm me your address and i will post it on wednesday george


Thats very kind of you,thank you very much.

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PostSubject: Re: help with small pigeon loft.(we now have birds)   Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:12 am

rainbow wrote:
found it pm me your address and i will post it on wednesday george

well done george, thats a great offer to golden, your a credit to the site/sport/hobby....... cheers
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