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    Default New pigeon house

    My summer project was to build a pigeon house, after a couple of weeks of work it is finally done and my chicks are in hoping they will home in on my location. Should be able to start working with them in a couple of weeks. I have attached a few photos.









    Will be nice to get dogs back into field after our states quiet time.
    River - 2 yr old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 4 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 5 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    Looks good. I took the dogs out to work on pigeons this weekend.
    Alway fun to get them out.
    Steve

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    did you just eyeball that or have plans?

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    well done. Very Nice.

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    Good and coon proof by the looks of it

    Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    did you just eyeball that or have plans?
    I have plans for it.

    Thanks been working well and pigeons keep returning.......so far so good!
    River - 2 yr old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 4 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 5 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miforester View Post
    I have plans for it.

    Thanks been working well and pigeons keep returning.......so far so good!
    ok, cool, i've been looking at several plans on the intraweb, but haven't settled on any yet...I'd love to get a few quail for here in S. Louisiana, but i believe the exact quote from my wife was "I'm not taking care of another living creature" considering the two kids, two cats, and the dog, i really don't blame her, HAHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    ok, cool, i've been looking at several plans on the intraweb, but haven't settled on any yet...I'd love to get a few quail for here in S. Louisiana, but i believe the exact quote from my wife was "I'm not taking care of another living creature" considering the two kids, two cats, and the dog, i really don't blame her, HAHA!
    My plans are from a 1986 sports afield article you would like a copy let me know. I also have plans for a Johnny house for quail, haven't built that yet. Will I have one teenager, four hunting dogs (2 retired) and now 6 pigeons......my wife actually like watching the pigeons and is all in on them. The cost of the loft I built was between 250-300.
    River - 2 yr old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 4 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 5 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    Looks real nice Tom. Should keep the birds happy and the critters at bay! Do you have closures or blocks for the returns? Have to think coon and snake there. Some guys also have trouble with sharpshins and coopers hawks as well.
    Trust the dog!

    Troy Smith

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    Thanks Troy, yes I can lock the bobs down to keep critters out. So far I have not had any issue with critters not to many in my area other than porkies. Hadn't thought about snakes but I don't get to many in my yard. Have had only one close call with a hawk and have not seen it since the first time, probably just jinxed myself. Only have 6 birds and they are strong fliers and good homers.
    River - 2 yr old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 4 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 5 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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