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PostSubject: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:16 am

planning on building an aviary once my loft is up, but wondering whats the best waay, wire roof or solid cover roof ?

what floor........thinking of flagging it ?
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:10 am

polycarbonate roof david ....I would use slabs for the floor and wire sides of course
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:57 am

yes I was thinking some sort of plastic roof , let light in and keep rain out.......flags should scrape fairy easy eh.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:20 am

my granddad used the old council slabs and used a hoe to scrape them or rather I scraped them lol! and then hose down every week to
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:28 am

ive seen some with wire floors, but you still got to get it from under when it falls through, too much messing for my liking.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:32 am

David i would prefer a wire mesh or grate floor with trays underneath. Some aviaries I've seen with paved floors turn to pools of mush when the rain bleaches in and mixes with the birds s*** . Maybe no so much a problem if you clean out daily but recipe for trouble and disease if you don't have time to keep paving pretty clean. Saw a nice aviary recently with a hardwood slatted floor but not cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:52 am

thanks colin, I reckon a wire / grill floor would be better as far as the droppings are falling through, but I`m planning on a full length one across my 18ft loft, and roughly 6-7 ft wide, which I would need to walk inside it to feed and water.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:33 am

I see, nice big aviary that. I guess paving flags lend themselves best for flooring that sized area. Alternatively perhaps, don't know how a gravel base would be? You could rake it over now and again, and plenty drainage if rain drives in but probably end up with undesirable rodents coming up through it, good luck I'm sure other lads will offer suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:50 am

yes colin, once this new loft is up I can put the aviary across my other loft then, in such a way all birds will have access to it, not sure if to partition into sections or just leave it big, as one.......then they can fly around ..
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:48 am

As big as you can go dave with slab floor wire mesh sides and front and on the roof with poly carb on top just in Case the roof blows off and a solid back
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:01 am

yep, good thinking that mark, wire and sheets on the roof....its very windy round the side of my house, and sheets could quite easily get blown off, no matter how firmly they are fixed.

better to be safe than sorry, for the price of a bit more wire.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:10 am

Use wire for floor. Raised a foot or so. Wire all around and wire roof. They bathe in the rain. Size? Mine is small, 4 x 8 by 6 high. Just an add on for winter. Will remove in Spring as all birds have raced here. Other loft has a wire dog kennel. Sitting on the landing board. Another loft 2 feet by 8 landing boards, dowel top. Just to get fresh air and rain water on hem.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:13 am

yes, I know what your saying about the wire roof hal, the rain and direct sun would be nice for them.....but like you say, if you have a wire roof, you need a wire floor, or the rain on droppings would be nasty affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:32 am

Hi David this is my aviary,
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:36 am

is this the one you showed me on your phone last year...? I can see the trapping method on the top, is the floor wire with pull out trays underneath...?

nice aviary that, aluminium frame, wouldn't have been cheap.....
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:42 am

I got this aviary in may this year, it has wooden floor grills and pull out trays.
It was bought with the prize money I won last year Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:44 am

ah right, best way putting winnings back into the pigeons, what were the avieries you shown me on your phone last year then, were they smaller ones fitted to the front of the loft...?
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:45 am

is the one in the photo a standard size, or was it made to your own size...?
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:49 am

It was made to my own spec.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:54 am

ah right, last a life time will that, wont rot that's for sure.......I like the traps incorporated in the roof.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:04 am

chuda wrote:
Hi David this is my aviary,

That's a grand job, built to last well done winning prizemoney and getting it made.
I'm learning how to weld aluminium at the minute, it's not going very well though. Be a while before I can make something like that for David????
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:09 am

learn a bit quicker then colin.........then I can put my order in cheers lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:11 pm

lovely aviary chuda who made it ...if ya don't mind ,really nice job
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:50 am

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lovely aviary chuda who made it ...if ya don't mind ,really nice job

Hi oldstrain, D & D aviaries from the midlands made it.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviery , Whats Yours Like ...?   Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:01 am

they do good work D & D aviaries, seen what they do on the facebook page, wouldn't have minded two on the front of my new loft, but a bit expensive for me.....nice though.
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