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New loft layout

Post by Hairylayer » December 3rd, 2015, 7:15 pm

So my new shed comes on Monday it's a pent roof 10 x 6 and I also have a 6x 4.
Was going to partition the bigger loft maybe in to a 6x6 for old birds and a 4x4 for yb and keep the 6x4 as a stock loft, do you lads think this will be the best way to do it?
I'm just gonna fly natural.
Plus would it matter if the racing loft faced north?
And what would be the recommended number of birds in each loft/section? Wanting to keep it small and simple.
Got accepted into Brydekirk Homing club lastnight!! Chuffed

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Re: New loft layout

Post by buster121 » December 3rd, 2015, 10:21 pm

Well done on getting in club, you could give it a try that way should be ok, as Ive said before small is best when starting out

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Re: New loft layout

Post by Hairylayer » December 3rd, 2015, 10:52 pm

Is that how you would do it buster?

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Re: New loft layout

Post by Magic » December 4th, 2015, 12:20 am

Hairylayer wrote: Plus would it matter if the racing loft faced north?
And what would be the recommended number of birds in each loft/section? Wanting to keep it small and simple.
Got accepted into Brydekirk Homing club lastnight!! Chuffed
If I had a choice I would opt for a South facing position but pigeons are very adaptable and all you can do is play the hand you were dealt.

My rule of thumb is 1 1/2 times the number of perches as you have birds so if it was me I would fit the loft out and THEN work out the number of birds.

I am delighted for you getting into the Brydekirk Club. I have just had a look at the town on the map and I envy you the distance you will get on the land for your birds.

I wish you every success in the Sport.
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Re: New loft layout

Post by buster121 » December 4th, 2015, 7:34 am

Hairylayer wrote:Is that how you would do it buster?

Yes mate, if I was to restart I would certainly not make the same mistakes again, the advice Im not saying is correct or anything but Im trying to stop you making mistakes I have and did and to try and help you get a good start, as theres nothing worse than having decent birds but because of overcrowding you end up with poor results and heavy losses for no apparent reason

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Re: New loft layout

Post by Hairylayer » December 4th, 2015, 7:50 am

Thanks lads , I'm thinking the 10 x 6 as a 4x6 yb section and a 6x6 ob section maybe a team of 20 yb and maybe 9 pairs of ob.
Then the wee 6x4 as a wee stock loft it's got a wee aivery on it at the moment but I'll make a bigger one for it.

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Re: New loft layout

Post by Hairylayer » December 4th, 2015, 7:51 am

Thanks magic, yeah it's good distance but hard flying once you hit the cumbrian hills can't wait tho.

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Re: New loft layout

Post by ChrisRoscoe » December 4th, 2015, 9:02 am

this was the lay out in my very first shed 10x6 was flying natural this was for ob and ybs :D gave 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th and 7th in my first year racing then i built my big loft haha well i only really raced in it these season and got 3rd 3rd 3rd and 47th fed when a ob i got off a club mate
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Re: New loft layout

Post by ChrisRoscoe » December 9th, 2015, 5:48 pm

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Re: New loft layout

Post by Hairylayer » December 9th, 2015, 9:42 pm

Thanks Chris, nice wee set up!

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