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PostSubject: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:25 am

Hi lads with me having limited space thinking on building Avery on back of loft for few stock and few other birds wich won't be flying so would a three foot wide be OK any advice on this thanks lads
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:33 am

I have one 3 ft wide on the front of my stock loft , basically a corridor , the birds spend a lot of time in it in the sunshine and when it is raining I can also put a bath in it so the loft floor don't get wet , you will be better off with one than without . cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:37 am

Somethings better than nothing phil
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:38 am

I reckon any size would benefit non flying out birds, 3 foot well big enough to get the bath in and get out in fresh air, hopefully it gets a bit sun but maybe not if it's behind the loft on north side?
Use mesh small enough to stop sparrows getting in, and if you have a metal grid floor beware the fox can get underneath and take off pigeons toes and feet trying to drag them through. Aviaries can attract cats too. Lot of lofts now got aviary running the full length with trapping and clocking direct to aviary.
Good luck I'm sure your birds will benefit.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:01 am

so long as they have access to a section too phil 3 ft wide flight will be fine ....but if you are talking just a 3 foot flight and nothing else I would say its not wide enough for them to get back from wind and rain...the natural breeding station houses its birds in flights but they are about 12 foot deep so they can nest back away from direct wind and rain atb
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PostSubject: ref aviary   Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:47 am

I had limited space due to a shrub my Mrs planted, I came out with a 3ft square aviary but as it went high it was 3ft higher then the shed then ran towards the back of the shed, most tippler flyers use this type, easier to break the birds in as well, only problem I had was with birds in there most of the day chilling in the sunshine they pulled in alot of stays,
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:55 am

hi phil, good to see you on site again.......hope you can enter the shows when they start shortly. cheers
yes I would agree with other members, any size aviary would be a benefit to them, its better than sat in a loft 24/7, plus as others have said, you can put the bath in for them so it doesn't wet the loft floor.

love the aviary and set up there chris, the aviary is spot on... cheers
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PostSubject: ref aviary    Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:08 am

Cheers David, had it connected to the young bird section, never lost a bird breaking them in, had a change around now, as we do, never satisfied
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:17 am

I see the Mrs's shrub has gone chris.......... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:24 am

lol! lol!
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I see the Mrs's shrub has gone chris.......... lol!

Took me ages to persuade her to move it to another part of the garden,
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:19 pm

they burn well them shrubs lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:38 pm

conifers do too Darren, I got rid of 2 big ones and 4 smaller ones out of the garden.......... Razz Razz lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:53 pm

I will take pic tomorrow of the space
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:05 pm

phil411 wrote:
I will take pic tomorrow of the space

phil am I correct in saying this space will be the only area for these birds with no access to a section in a loft at night just the outside space if so I would make a flight and put large nest boxes in with one side closed off so they can get back out of the weather on bad days you could use rabbit hutches but to be honest if they are prisoners the areas too small for me jmo
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:24 pm

chris perry wrote:
I had limited space due to a shrub my Mrs planted, I came out with a 3ft square aviary but as it went high it was 3ft higher then the shed then ran towards the back of the shed, most tippler flyers use this type, easier to break the birds in as well, only problem I had was with birds in there most of the day chilling in the sunshine they pulled in alot of stays,

Great set up chris looking the dogs mate
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:16 pm

im planning on building an aviary, ive got some metal wire sections which just need bolting together, but as for the roof and floor I don't know whats best...concrete floor...? and Perspex roof or wire roof...?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:24 pm

polycarbonate sheet works well david for roof
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:45 pm

right Darren, I think I can lay my hands on some of that fairly easily.........what about the floor, is concrete or flags ok...?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on aviray   Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:15 pm

yes that be ok make sure water can escape then you can hose it down I would use butted slabs that were smooth surfaced as the floor then you can use a hoe to scrape out and hose it down when you want or even put a grill in at a later date if you wanted too
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