My present day setup consists of three lofts - stock birds, race birds and young birds.
All are of a timber structure with pent style roof and were made by local joiner/builders.
It was only at the end of season 2006 that I decided to erect a new stock loft that was slightly bigger than my old one, purely on the basis that I could have two sections to allow myself to try other matings throughout the season.
The new stock loft is 10'x6' and is split in two equal sections with a small aviary attached, to allow the birds easy access to frequent baths and lots of fresh air. Each of the two sections are fitted out with six up-and-over German style nestboxes.
Stock Loft, also showing aviary with pull out dropping boards.
My main racing loft is 18'x6' and is split into three sections, two for roundabout cocks and the other for their hens. One of the cock sections is fitted with nine Petron deluxe nestboxes and the other has sixteen standard widowhood boxes. The hens section has easy clean perches with wooden floor grills, to deter them from pairing on the floor. Trapping is via two medium sized sputniks, fitted with wooden trapping inserts, housing the electronic sensor pads.
Old Bird Loft showing the deluxe sputnik traps that are used for trapping.
Inside each section showing the electronic sensor pads that are used.
The young bird loft, which measures 8'x6', fitted out with standard box perches, trapping is also through a sputnik installed with a quadruple sensor pad.
Young Bird Loft with aviary showing again the deluxe sputnik trap and also the trapping insert that's installed to house the sensor pad.
Lastly, both race lofts together showing that you don't require a large setup to enjoy pigeon racing and to achieve good results.