By | November 7, 2022

Pigeon Lofts For Sale In South Africa

What are Pigeon Lofts?

Pigeon Loft is a raised shelter or building where pigeons are kept.

Pigeon Lofts For Sale In South Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a pigeon loft need to be?

The size of the loft should allow eight to 10 cubic feet of air space per bird. A well-made loft would include at least three partitions: one for breeders, one for young birds, and one for old birds. To make it comfortable for yourself and to aid in cleaning, the ceiling should be high enough for you to stand erect.

Can I have a pigeon loft in my garden?

You must get permission from your neighbours. You must keep the loft clean and in a good state of repair. You must not allow the pigeons to annoy your neighbours or cause a nuisance. The maximum allowed size of any loft is: height 4 metres, length 3 metres, width 2.5 meters.

What makes a good pigeon loft?

Good ventilation (i.e. the air circulation is good, the air is fresh, not heavy or stuffy, no drafts and no dust). The pigeons numbers are controlled i.e. no overcrowding. There is no wetness in the loft. The loft is clean.

What direction should a pigeon loft face?

Important to realize your loft should face east/south east to receive the morning sunlight. If this isn’t possible, you may be able to include an opening to allow all possible sunlight to enter in. Morning sun is very important.

How do you keep pigeon lofts warm?

Here are a few of our tips:

  1. Candle warmers under an upside-down terra-cotta tray to set our plastic waterers on.
  2. If you can’t heat your water, change it at a minimum twice a day, especially at feeding time.
  3. Close up extra ventilation windows to prevent drafts and blowing snow. …
  4. Feed extra corn.

Do pigeons ruin your roof?

While most homeowners don’t think twice about a few birds sitting on top of their home’s roof, they should when it comes to these “flying rats.” Pigeons can be a destructive pest, and their nests and droppings can damage your roof.

How do you keep pigeon lofts dry?

The coop must stay dry — pigeons don’t like wet environments. Lining the floor with straw or shavings, and cleaning it regularly usually keeps it dry and free from molds. Provide plenty of strong perches and avoid overcrowding your birds.

What cage is best for a pigeon?

We recommend a minimum cage size of 42″ wide, 27″ deep, 30″ high for one or two (mated) pigeons and 32″ wide, 32″ high and 21″ deep for one or two doves. To be pigeon and dove friendly, the bottom should be covered with something easy to clean and flat such as wood, linoleum, plastic or a yoga mat cut to size.

Do pigeon lofts attract rats?

A pigeon population in your loft could also attract rodents since these pests are attracted to the food droppings pigeons can leave on the ground.

Do pigeon droppings attract rats?

Gardens should be cleaned up regularly, not only from trash and animal food, but from animal waste as well, as it could provide food for the rats. Rodents are attracted by pigeon feces as well.