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Pigeon Coop Aviary

Postby ddoyle » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Folks I just built a little coop. I put aviaries off both sides and because I was concerned about predators I use some old pet cages. One is black and the other one just steel....for some reason the pigeons hate the steel cage. Literally to the point where I put them out there and then come right back in.
Thought it might be that the bars would widely spaced and they felt vulnerable. So I added hardware cloth but still nothing!
Any suggestions?
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Re: Pigeon Coop Aviary

Postby DonF » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:30 am

Steel? hat do you have? Steel bars? I've got a small one outside a couple nest's mage from wood and 1" chicken wire, birds do go in it from time to time. But the one that really get's used a lot is the big one out back. About 16' x 20'x 6' on the edges and about 7' in the center. Trap back into the loft so birds usually train themselves. If there's any out there when I feed, I close the bob on them, they always figure out how to get back in. I keep thinking I'm gonna build one of these but haven't done it yet. Settling cage with the re-entry on top, no bob's. It's supposed to be pretty common near France somewhere. I really like the idea. Birds drop into the loft but with their wings spread getting up there can't get out. Top of the settling cage is the landing board. Haven't been able to find other photo's of my loft with the large avery!


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Re: Pigeon Coop Aviary

Postby Tooling » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:51 pm

Don, just wanted to chime in to tell you how much I admire your coop. I like the design and it appears to be constructed well. Just the little bit that I can see in the photo has given me some ideas.

Thank you for posting.
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Re: Pigeon Coop Aviary

Postby ddoyle » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:10 pm

More like an animal trap type metal.
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Re: Pigeon Coop Aviary

Postby BuckeyeSteve » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:58 pm

I also just built one.... no pigeons in it yet b/c the pigeon trap I bought ($80, tried to get the best one I could) seems to have a revolving door....I got one in the trap & left it over night so it's friends would go in and by the next morning they had all learned to come and go as they pleased).... not the point of this though....
I built my loft. The pic attached isn't all the way finished, but get's the main idea across. I added a set of bobs above the aviary roof. I added a couple more perches and a place to set the food and water inside the loft.
I build the aviary portion tall...it is fenced from the ground to the top with perches all the way up. Is it bad to have a tall aviary? It seems like all I see are very shallow.
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Re: Pigeon Coop Aviary

Postby ezzy333 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:15 am

Not bad for the birds but just makes it harder for you to catch or control them.
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