seperating cocks from nestbox

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October 10th, 2016, 5:16 pm

Doing a lot of reading at the moment as not much more i can do to move forward until got a loft up. I went to look at one but was damp inside so walked away. The loft making companys are busy at the moment parkhall have a eight week waiting time for installation from the day deposit is made. So its all slow progress at the moment so best i can do is read and watch vids and ask questions lol to try and gather knowledge.

Quick question if on natural system when seperating sexes at the end of the season does it do anyharm to leave the cocks with there nest boxes and is that what up and over boxes are for to put the dowel front away to take the excitement out of it for the cocks ? If using plastic nest box fronts are they taken away ?
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October 10th, 2016, 5:58 pm

your should only remove the hens to a new section mate and leave cocks in the cock section in there boxes, if you remove the cocks from the boxes and to a new section in the loft they just fight for boxes when moved back over to there section,
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October 10th, 2016, 6:09 pm

Nice to see you are doing some reading while you are waiting for your loft, have a look at this mate. http://www.pigeonracingpigeon.com/train ... al-system/
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October 10th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Cheers chris just trying get my head around how much space i will need so that i know how many sections to go with that was the reason for the question. And nice one devo good read that was.
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October 10th, 2016, 8:12 pm

depends how big your loft is ? if you can 3 sections 12 cock boxes ? 12 hen boxes ? 20 yb boxes and race small mate ?
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October 10th, 2016, 10:56 pm

I think thats the best idea i was toying with the idea of just two sections but three sections a bit more versatile
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October 11th, 2016, 5:25 am

up and over nest boxes for me are too deep birds did not like them thing about 3 sections if you split a pair are 2 up then you have a section for them to breed in best advice also have any stock birds flying out
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October 11th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Yes rainbow i like the sound of having the stock birds flying out think that is something i will be doing
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October 11th, 2016, 5:50 pm

best off just getting ybs in then and racing them and then pairing best to best :)
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October 11th, 2016, 6:53 pm

Think thats the plan chris to save on the expense of a stock loft for a few years
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