Most lofts will benefit from a wooden floor since it’s a good insulator, stays warm and is easy to scrape. Something like 4mm plywood is a good choice for wood. Concrete floors, on the other hand, are not ideal because they tend to be cold and retain moisture.
- 1 What do you need for a pigeon loft?
- 2 What is the best flooring for a pigeon loft?
- 3 What type of bedding is best for pigeons?
- 4 How tall should a pigeon loft be?
- 5 How much ventilation does a pigeon loft need?
- 6 How much room do pigeons need?
- 7 What bedding is safe for birds?
- 8 Can I use cat litter for my bird cage?
- 9 What do you put at the bottom of a bird cage?
- 10 What direction should a pigeon loft face?
What do you need for a pigeon loft?
A good loft must simply:
- Provide enough space for the number of pigeons kept.
- Provide protection from the elements, birds of prey and other predators.
- Allow for stable day and night temperatures.
- Allow for ease of access for both owner and pigeons.
What is the best flooring for a pigeon loft?
The Natural Granulated Floorcovering is harmless to pigeons. It is the ideal formula to keep your loft dry and clean. Young birds love to lay down in Natural Granulated Floorcovering. Their droppings dry quickly and their feet are always clean.
What type of bedding is best for pigeons?
Pigeon fanciers across the UK tell us that easichick is the best bedding they have ever tried. They love it because its easier to keep their birds clean if they are on easichick. And apparently they think their pigeons love it because its warm and comfortable.
How tall should a pigeon loft be?
The loft must be cat and rodent proof. A loft, if too small, will allow cats to torment birds from outside the loft and severely limit the number of birds that can be kept. An ideal loft would consist of two or three com partments, four feet wide, eight feet deep and as high as you can reach, but not over 634 feet.
How much ventilation does a pigeon loft need?
It is true that a window or two helps. In fact the windows are necessary, but heir main purpose of the windows should be to allow light to enter the loft. When the weather is nasty, those windows should be closed. It they are not, rain or snow will enter the loft and will dampen the floor and droppings.
How much room do pigeons need?
A good space rule is four square feet of pen and four square feet in the coop area for each breeding pair. More space, of course, does no harm. Certain features are necessary for good pigeon quarters. These include: Waterer – clean, easily reached and protected from contamination.
What bedding is safe for birds?
Safer bird litters are those made with paper or wood, usually in the form of pellets, crumbles, shreds or shavings. It’s best to use a litter that has some weight to it, as birds like to flap their wings for exercise and shavings can go everywhere.
Can I use cat litter for my bird cage?
The most frequently used and probably best type of bedding for a bird cage is newspaper or another paper product. Avoid bedding types such as kitty litter, corncobs, ground nut shells, and pine and cedar shavings. These materials can cause major problems for your bird if ingested.
The bottom of the cage should be lined with a disposable paper such as newspaper or paper towel that can be thrown away every day. Newsprint is now free of lead so it is non-toxic to birds even if they chew on it.
What direction should a pigeon loft face?
The best direction is to face it to the south. This will allow you to capture as much of the sunlight as you can in the winter months and when the sun moves north in the summer, you will have the cool shade back again. This will also allow you to keep the backside of your loft to the cold north winds.