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    Quote Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
    pigeons mate until one gets taken away. i.e. you need a male for every female if you want breeding pairs.

    I sent you a PM. I thought about putting a lip on the front but that would make it hard to scoop poop out?
    My Dad raced pigeons for a while and had, I'm sure, more high dollar pigeons than Mom knew about. He build his nest boxes as described above, about 12" x 12" with a front lip. The lip helped keep the nesting material in place and prevented babies from falling out before they were ready to leave the nest.

    And I laughed at the comment about pigeon racers being as crazy about their sport as we are the dog games. So true. I mean $500 for a freaking pigeon????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_C View Post
    My Dad raced pigeons for a while and had, I'm sure, more high dollar pigeons than Mom knew about. He build his nest boxes as described above, about 12" x 12" with a front lip. The lip helped keep the nesting material in place and prevented babies from falling out before they were ready to leave the nest.

    And I laughed at the comment about pigeon racers being as crazy about their sport as we are the dog games. So true. I mean $500 for a freaking pigeon????
    I know, he's got like 3 of the $500 studs, guess its like $3500 puppies?

    No birds for me today, waiting for them to find my newest trap and food.
    Gonna get my carpenters nail and staple guns this weekend and try to build 2 more traps.
    I wanna catch a $500 stud bridge pigeon.

    Gregg Leonard

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    Gregg,

    Do you want me to post the coop and trap pictures you sent me?
    Gavin B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
    I thought about putting a lip on the front but that would make it hard to scoop poop out?
    Fwiw, I've been keeping homers for the past 16 years and have settled on duplex nest boxes to maximize production from each of my pairs. That way, the best breeders can be sitting on eggs in one side while still bringing on youngsters in the other:


    My boxes have fronts, but they're hinged to drop down for relatively easy cleaning:


    I line the bottom of each box with doubled wax paper topped with a paper plate to keep it from being scratched through and provide pine straw in a bin for nest material:


    After the third or so nest on each side, poop and old nesting material have built up enough to require cleaning, which is easily done by dropping the front panel, slipping a wide putty knife under the wax paper and plate, and lifting nearly all of the mess in a single chunk, thanks to the pine straw acting like rebar in poop cement.

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    so if provided enough room they will lay another set of eggs when their young are not yet ready to be on their own?

    I was thinking something like this out of plywood, and a hinge to let it fold down.



    Thanks for the pictures Rick, dats a buncha poop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
    Gregg,

    Do you want me to post the coop and trap pictures you sent me?
    Heck yea, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks, Gavin

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    Quote Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
    so if provided enough room they will lay another set of eggs when their young are not yet ready to be on their own?
    My better pairs do, particularly when on a high protein diet.

    dats a buncha poop.
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    WOW! That is some coop.
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    Thanks Wayne, will paint this weekend to match the kennel.
    Have you and your son caught any birds?

    Gregg Leonard

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