How much air do you need in a pigeon loft?
A pigeon needs relatively more oxygen compared to other animals. It was calculated that a single pigeon needs a daily portion of 660 litres of pure oxygen to be in a perfect health. In other words a loft that houses ten pigeons must have a dimension of at least 6.6 cubic metres, which equals a space of 2m x 2m x 1.65m.
How can I make my pigeon loft smell nice?
i use horse bedding, wood pellets on the floor of my raised loft. these, themself have a nice smell, and it really soaks of the droppings odors.
What does a pigeon loft need?
A good loft must simply: Provide enough space for the number of pigeons kept. Allow for ease of access for both owner and pigeons. Include perches, nest boxes, water troughs, food trays and an electronic clock.
Why does a pigeon loft need a ventilator?
The sun beating down on the loft also produces heat. The warm air rises. As it rise, it leaves from the ventilators in the roof or eaves. The second part of proper ventilators is to speed up the process of getting the warm air out. This is done by replacing it with cooler air. Cooler air is heavier than warm air.
What should be the rule of thumb for pigeon lofts?
Across the board, the rule of thumb when setting up and maintaining a pigeon loft is to keep the loft extremely dry with plenty of ventilation. Philip Spatola of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, recently won the American Racing Pigeon Union “Loft of the Year” award.
What’s the purpose of a racing pigeon loft?
Some lofts are built to fulfill a specific purpose, i.e. breeding, racing or simply somewhere to house pigeons. Others, including most garden lofts, are hybrids that are built for both racing and breeding, as well as to meet the specific needs of the fancier and the system (s) being used.
How is heat produced in a pigeon loft?
A body of air which is trapped inside a closed area will put pressure on all sides whenever the temperature in that area is higher than the outside temperature. Heat is produced by the pigeons, the sun’s rays that penetrate the loft, and when available, other sources of heat.