What is a pigeon cote?
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is a pigeon house called?
Houses for pigeons are generally called lofts. Pigeon houses are also sometimes referred to as "coops" although the word seems to have originally applied to the breeding pens inside the housing. There are as many different kinds of enclosures used to house pigeons in as there are pigeon fanciers.
Also, why is a pigeon called a doo? "Doo" is a Scottish word for male pigeon, and doomen keep pigeons. But that's only the half of it. Doomen also keep other people's pigeons. The pigeons are a special type, known as horseman thief pouters.
In this way, what does a dovecote look like?
In the medieval period, they were usually large, circular structures built of stone and topped with pointed roofs. Occasionally, however, we find timber-framed dovecotes that are rectangular, square or even polygonal in shape, and others with domed roofs.
Where do you put dovecote?
When choosing the locality for your dovecote, a sheltered yet secure site will be essential. It is also important to avoid a position near to trees or fences, from where cats, foxes and other predators might be able to reach the birds.