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#1 User is offline   ally mac 

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 19:25 PM

This is what Ive come up with as best use of loft space.
would plan boxes for 30 cocks and hens, racing roundabout so sliding door between cocks and hens sections. Infact sliding doors between all sections for flexibility and to let hens use the closest yb section to give more room at start of season but as hen numbers dwindle and ybs increase then it will become yb section.

Any advice, better ideas. All thoughts appreciated :)

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 19:29 PM

Is this for 15 pair (30 racers)?

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 19:31 PM

View Postdal2, on 30 January 2017 - 19:29 PM, said:

Is this for 15 pair (30 racers)?


Was planning on 30 cocks, 30 hens but to be honest its more likely to be around 25 or so of each by the time racing starts.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 19:37 PM

This was first one with a bit more room for cocks

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 19:41 PM

2nd yin for me. Hens on perches and thru sliding door on a kinda widow system....the partition is solid obviously between the Cocks and hens.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 20:24 PM

My loft is similar but with a corridor running all the way through.

I have stock, yb section, yb section, hen section, cock section and cock section.

I like to be ontop of the birds ally they are much more tamer and calmer and i feel they have more love of home

Hens need very little space btw but its down to the individual just something ive found.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 20:32 PM

One thing you need to look at when designing a loft is the width and depths of your perches you are looking to acquire, it makes planning your sections easier

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 21:03 PM

One thing to consider is also how many birds your going to be keeping, making sure you have enough air in the loft, so roughly youll be keeping 60 old bird racers, how many ybs you planning to breed and how many stock birds are you keeping.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 21:21 PM

was hoping for around 50 or 60 racers, 50 youngbirds and 10 or twelve pair stock. Though will keep numbers to suit the loft. It will have a pent roof sloping front to back and will build ventilation into it as well as low level vents at the front. The front metre or so will be clear sheets full length of the loft.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 21:40 PM

I would have thought in your first drawing the hens should be at the Stock end to keep them as far away from the cocks as possible, but Wiley knows best, so perhaps it doesn't matter this much. Also, if you have two YB sections, it allows for two rounds, both kept separate.
For me, your second drawing doesn't have the same flexibility. :)

This post has been edited by Kyleakin Lofts: 30 January 2017 - 21:40 PM

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:33 AM

View PostKyleakin Lofts, on 30 January 2017 - 21:40 PM, said:

I would have thought in your first drawing the hens should be at the Stock end to keep them as far away from the cocks as possible, but Wiley knows best, so perhaps it doesn't matter this much. Also, if you have two YB sections, it allows for two rounds, both kept separate.
For me, your second drawing doesn't have the same flexibility. :)


Your keeping all your birds in one loft andrew, is just the same as keeping em in different lofts in the garden, pigeons hearing is much better then ours, they will hear the opposit sex no matter where they are situated. However in my loft design my hen section is the only section without clear roof tiles purposaly so the hens stay much quieter.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:41 AM

Your 1st one would be my choice.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:09 AM

View PostKyleakin Lofts, on 30 January 2017 - 21:40 PM, said:

I would have thought in your first drawing the hens should be at the Stock end to keep them as far away from the cocks as possible, but Wiley knows best, so perhaps it doesn't matter this much. Also, if you have two YB sections, it allows for two rounds, both kept separate.
For me, your second drawing doesn't have the same flexibility. :)


Was thinking hens next to cocks for Roundabout Andy. First one for me too as it has more flexibility, just need to be realistic about numbers, probably being too optimistic

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:45 AM

View PostWiley, on 31 January 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

Your keeping all your birds in one loft andrew, is just the same as keeping em in different lofts in the garden, pigeons hearing is much better then ours, they will hear the opposit sex no matter where they are situated. However in my loft design my hen section is the only section without clear roof tiles purposaly so the hens stay much quieter.


Thanks Ryan. :)
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