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    About Pigeon Lofts

    ArticlePigeon AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Looking for pigeons for sale? Then you'll need to think about the design of the pigeon loft that the pigeons will call home. As a phenomenen, pigeon keeping has been a popular hobby for over 10,000 years and the best pigeon fanciers will put a lot of thought and care into the design of pigeon lofts to ensure these birds can be housed safely and comfortably. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Pigeon Lofts Advice Guide

    Space and layout should be the primary concerns of anyone looking for pigeons for sale and making considerations over appropriate housing. Anybody looking to build a pigeon house or pigeon loft should first of all focus on entrances and exits - pigeons should be able to leave the structure without the need for assistance from the owner. Therefore, all modes of entry to the loft should be wide enough to allow for free movement.

    Many pigeon owners also choose to separate or zone areas of the pigeon house. This type of design tends to be popular for two reasons - first of all, it can make for a controlled breeding environment, with males and females separated to prevent overbreeding, and secondly it can be useful to separate young, unmated pigeons from settled pairs during breeding.

    You'll also have to think about moisture conditions within the pigeon loft. It can be extremely dangerous for the general health of all pigeons in the flock if the loft is damp and dingy. Therefore, allow for a design that benefits from sunlight and place the pigeon loft in a secure, dry environment.

    Finally, consider the potential consequences of keeping the birds. Does your pigeon loft have enough space to allow the pigeons to live a comfortable existence? Will the pigeon house's location prove a nuisance to neighbours? By integrating accessories such as a flypen (where the pigeons can stretch their wings without becoming an irritant to neighbours) and a landing board (aiding movement), you can improve the design of a pigeon loft.

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