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PostSubject: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:48 am

how much air space do you allow for your birds or think is adequate ...I take the length of the loft and times it by the width and divide by 3 so I get nearly 1 square metre of air space per bird ...for example 10 x 6 loft would be 60 divide by 3 = 20 birds
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:10 pm

as I have corridors in my 2 small lofts parts for birds 7x5 10 birds 8x 5 for 8 birds one has a flight the other a small aviary think corridor is a must have or I would have a 10 x 6 and a 8 x 8
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:20 pm

my sections are 6 x 6 Darren so that = 9 birds per section.......?

I think im a bit over crowded.... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:22 pm

I would agree with that david
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:30 pm

I think im a lot over crowded George, but to be honest I think we can tell just by looking if we are honest........I need to reduce my pigeons by half really. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:36 pm

that's why I end up giving birds away this year I will sell a few cheap just for corn money
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:36 pm

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my sections are 6 x 6 Darren so that = 9 birds per section.......?

I think im a bit over crowded.... lol!

6x6 =36 = 12 birds david
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:37 pm

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as I have corridors in my 2 small lofts  parts for birds 7x5  10 birds  8x 5  for 8 birds one has a flight the other a small aviary  think corridor is a must have or I would have a 10 x 6 and a 8 x 8

corridor counts as air space George if its dowelled to the sections
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:27 pm

and a aviary open all the time so i'm ok
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:29 pm

forgot to say I also have wire doors which are on all day
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:29 pm

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my sections are 6 x 6 Darren so that = 9 birds per section.......?

I think im a bit over crowded.... lol!

6x6 =36 = 12 birds david


im still over crowded Darren.......... Embarassed Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:54 pm

your not alone david most fanciers are
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:03 pm

I suppose like you and George say, an aviary and secondry wire doors would help eh......?
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:15 pm

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I suppose like you and George say, an aviary and secondry wire doors would help eh......?


I have secondary wire doors no aviary though on my OB loft I think a aviary is paramount for prisoners but not necessary for race team more of a luxury ...would not go down well with widow cks just more work more cleaning ...I don't have any stock so it suits me to just have wire doors
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:51 pm

I have a secondry wire on on my small stock shed, have always planned on adding an aviary but never seemed to get the time really...........did also plan on adding secondry wire doors to all sections of the loft but then again I can only have them open when im there because the loft is not very near to the house and there are quite a few cats about..........
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:14 pm

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I have a secondry wire on on my small stock shed, have always planned on adding an aviary but never seemed to get the time really...........did also plan on adding secondry wire doors to all sections of the loft but then again I can only have them open when im there because the loft is not very near to the house and there are quite a few cats about..........

mine are only open a few hours a day at present on fair-weather days and the dog is on patrol
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:39 pm

a friend of mine in the next street, and old fancier I have known for years has his doors open with wire secondary doors all day long every day of the year Darren, and his birds look stunning ........
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:48 pm

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a friend of mine in the next street, and old fancier I have known for years has his doors open with wire secondary doors all day long every day of the year Darren, and his birds look stunning ........

yeah its definitely a bonus but I have deep litter so have to watch the weather but I will be making a porch for the loft so I wont have to worry if it rains also the porch will act as a landing board ...I will have it on hinges so I can drop it at night to cover the front of the loft partially ie top half
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:08 pm

agree with that david my birds have looked much better with the wire doors open all day not sure if should leave them open now have ybs hatch to-day
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:14 pm

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agree with that david  my birds have looked much better with the wire doors open all day not sure if should leave them open now have ybs hatch to-day


George the natural breeding station have completely open fronts 24/7 I don't think it will do any harm whatsoever especially in this mild winter we are having at present
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PostSubject: Re: air space per bird   Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:18 am

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agree with that david  my birds have looked much better with the wire doors open all day not sure if should leave them open now have ybs hatch to-day


Many things can kill ones self George etc Smile Smile I suspect Wink Wink fresh air isn't one of them, fortunately. For man or beast. cheers
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