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PostSubject: Building an Aviery....   Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:45 pm

how would members build an aviary, would they have a solid or open roof ? and would they have a wood, concrete or wire floor.....?
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:56 pm

polycarbonate roof and wood floor for me but would do the floor with marine ply
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:45 am

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how would members build an aviary, would they have a solid or open roof ? and would they have a wood, concrete or wire floor.....?

The purpose of an avairy etc in my view is to allow the birds to gain the benefit of the sun (for those that ever see it) Smile Smile Wink Wink  when contained in the loft. As such, concrete floor & wire on all sides including the roof. Easy also to clean it with a hose. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:15 am

I second that. Open as much as you can the more air sun and rain the better health of your birds. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:32 am

I'd have a flagstone floor, welded metal frame, bolt together sections with heavy mesh, preferably galvanised to stand weather. For the roof I'd have same mesh panels idea but the back covered with clear perspex sheet and front open, roughly half and half that way pigeons can get out of the rain if they want.
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:45 pm

true mate, it would be costly, box section @£2/metre, weldmesh £85 a sheet, someone to weld it, galvanising etc soon mounts up. But once it's done it would last any loft out.
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PostSubject: building aviary   Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:20 pm

i would have roof covered because of migrating birds and concrete floor with a slight slope so it would be be easy to clean out with garden hose,the covered roof is recomended by defra.
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:33 pm

the idea of an aviary is for the birds to sit in the fresh air and rain so why cover it birds wont sit out in the rain if they dont want to just make a washable base ie concrte so you can swill it down
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:10 pm

thomas mcgowan wrote:
i would have roof covered because of migrating birds and concrete floor with a slight slope so it would be be easy to clean out with garden hose,the covered roof  is recomended by defra.

yeah I would be worried about wild birds droppings going into the flite and spreading disease if carrying anything which is why I would always have a covered flight but in a ideal world would have it open ...not only that must be a real mess inside the flight when it rains unless ya got grills down and ventilation under the grills to dry out
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:54 pm

you could always incorperate a tray that slides out and clean it but to me an aviary is what it is an open pen other wise whats the point
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:08 pm

i got 2 avairys on my loft one for the yb and one for old birds wire all round
top and bottom and sides dropings fall through to a board on the floor
and get cleaned up every day and sprayed with vikron S . the birds are in first class nick i can,t under stand why people cover the avairy up keep it open .
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:48 pm

I have 2 aviaries.one has a polycarb roof the other is half open half covered.again in polycarb.this is so my stock can have a choice to be out in the elements or undercover
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:45 am

I think the main aspect is the birds get fresh air and sunshine despite the design
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PostSubject: Re: Building an Aviery....   Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:27 am

I built 1 this year for my yb section,. best thing ive ever done,. its only 6 x 6 . birds seem to love it ,. they sit out all night,. in there,. plus my ybs look great with all the fresh air. atb stan
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