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ogollygosh
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June 27th, 2019, 9:25 pm

so, Ive made the call to get rid of my fancy birds none have left me yet but i hoping to start moving them on this weekend and over the next few weeks.. the loft they are in is around the 100ft it stands on my family's land (they couldn't get planning so it was been wasted) the land its self is BIG so my thoughts was, Old loft down And replace with a new loft, fitting ect.. Where do i go?
bkays
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June 27th, 2019, 9:39 pm

When we did ours we bought our widowhood fronts, nest bowls, drinkers etc from Pallatts.

http://www.pallatts.com/loft/

I've not been racing for awhile. So others may know a cheaper place. I wouldn't start kiting out a loft until you know exactly what you are doing. If your racing hens and cocks. If you're racing widowhood, roundabout, natural etc. How many cocks, hens and youngsters you'll be racing and these are just some of the questions.

Your answers to these questions will determine how and what you kit it out with. The only thing I would definitely do. Is have an aviary running along the back of the entire loft. It'll be so handy to have.

I never got a reply to the PM I sent you. I made another new member a set of 4 DVD's. I made duplicates of these as it only takes an extra 50 seconds per copy. If you want them let me know.
Potter29
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June 27th, 2019, 9:52 pm

http://www.parkhalltimberproducts.co.uk/ Not far from you they supply n fit and will build to ur spec !

http://www.bjffeeds.co.uk/ For all the internal bits u need , these are close to u aswel
ogollygosh
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June 27th, 2019, 10:01 pm

Potter29 wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 9:52 pm
http://www.parkhalltimberproducts.co.uk/ Not far from you they supply n fit and will build to ur spec !

http://www.bjffeeds.co.uk/ For all the internal bits u need , these are close to u aswel
THANK YOU... WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? SIZE WISE? SHAPE ECT
CURRENT LOFT IS JUST OLD AND A BIT BROKEN.. ODDS AND SODS HERE AND THERE.. BUT IT HAS SOME BREEDING CAGES INSIDE I WAS THINKING ALL NEW?
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Andy123
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June 27th, 2019, 11:21 pm

Can’t have it too big, only from the point of view of keeping too many birds too handle properly. Don’t have the sections too big though otherwise you’ll have no control over them. Better really to start with 3 sections. Old birds, young birds and stock birds. Will need a fourth if racing either widowhood, roundabout or celebate.
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Muzza
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June 28th, 2019, 9:20 am

Andy123 wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Can’t have it too big, only from the point of view of keeping too many birds too handle properly. Don’t have the sections too big though otherwise you’ll have no control over them. Better really to start with 3 sections. Old birds, young birds and stock birds. Will need a fourth if racing either widowhood, roundabout or celebate.

Quite right Andy.

It all comes down to what you want to do in the sport.

The first thing you must do, is have fun with it! If it isn't fun, you are doing it wrong.

The second thing is, if it is hard, you are doing it wrong. Pigeon racing is very simple. If you put in some effort, you will probably be more successful, in the long run, than the bloke who doesn't

How big a loft you want is up to you, and how many pigeons is up to you. I am an old jockey, so I want to win with every pigeon I send to a race. So I have small lofts, few pigeons and, while I love them, slow pigeons are not assured of a permanent home.

I have a mate who must have a thousand pigeons. A few years ago he won three races.

I generally have forty to fifty pigeons. The same year, I won three races.

ogollygosh, it all depends on what you want to be. A pigeon racer, or a pigeon keeper. Both are good. :D
Regards,

Murray
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