Turning a shed into a loft

Topics relating to construction or maintenance of your loft, boxes and pigeon equipment.
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November 4th, 2019, 9:43 pm

Muzza wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 7:57 am
Now its a bit more like
It does look nice and cosy in there mate 👍 the birds do look well too.
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November 4th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Andy123 wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 8:11 am
Mine just walk in through the wires. My ETS is inside the board they walk onto. They then drop down onto the shelf that I have right along the inside of the loft.
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Definitely going to do something like that in my loft this winter, it is either that or I was going to change to drop holes !!!
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November 5th, 2019, 5:02 pm

managed to do a bit more today before the light went, fitted a support bracket to the trap landing board so thats finished now, and put up a few v perches. still need to put a shelf under the trap and decide if i want to partition a small area behind the door for storage, trouble is space is at a premium.

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November 5th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Looking great Paul, your doing a grand job. I wouldn’t put a partition in myself. As you say you haven’t got much room to play with. I’m sure you can find somewhere else for storage lol.
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November 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Looking good mate i see boxes are off floor u want to be bloking that of aswell 👍🏻
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November 5th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Paul you could just use a dusbin and leave it outside with seed etc in, no need for storage then
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November 5th, 2019, 8:14 pm

Potter29 wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Looking good mate i see boxes are off floor u want to be bloking that of aswell 👍🏻
Thanks i will add it on the to do list
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November 5th, 2019, 8:16 pm

buster121 wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Paul you could just use a dusbin and leave it outside with seed etc in, no need for storage then
i do have a bit of storage in the green house, thats were the seed is now in a sealed bucket so i'll just leave it as it is i think.
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November 5th, 2019, 9:29 pm

Well done mate its looking very nice, the birds will love it 👍
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November 9th, 2019, 9:21 am

ok jobs for this weekend are to block off any gaps above and below the nest boxes, put grilles over the outside of the windows and that is pretty much the loft finished i think.

Looking ahead to when the babies Buster is giving me arrive, would it be benificial to have a small aviary temporarily attatched to the outside of the trap, nothing too big just so the birds can get used to going in and out the trap. I work 6am till 2 so i could leave the trap open in the morning for them.

And the other problem i have is the year bird i have re homed, had i better get the babies out flying and returning to the loft before i release him with them? I do feel a bit sorry for him in the rabbit hutch and i think once the loft is finished i'll move him in there and take him out when i get home and put him in the greenhouse/aviary to stretch its wings.
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