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New Aviary Construction

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by wolfgang, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. wolfgang

    wolfgang New Member

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    Any interest in following along while I build new aviary? I start construction next week and will post pictures and comments as I go if there are folks that are planning there own.
    10 years of this and I have made every mistake possible and have planned this pen based on all those mistakes, it will be the ultimate for comfort safety and size.
     
  2. wright

    wright Timothy Wright

    looking forward to following along

    tim
     

  3. ponyboy

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    I would love to see this aviary as it happens! Good luck.. LPoe
     
  4. DomC

    DomC New Member

    I would also like to see some pictures. I have to get started on my pen and would be cool to see how it should go together.
    Thanks
     
  5. I would like to follow along with you as you construct also.
     
  6. bucktine

    bucktine one day closer to retirement...!

    ...Yes, I am interested in seeing that as well...good luck.!
     
  7. dc taxidermy

    dc taxidermy Me and My Baby's senior picture

    Yes
     
  8. Yes, very interested as well. Planning to build another one myself soon.
     
  9. DDavis

    DDavis Active Member

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    Sounds good , love to follow along
     
  10. zifdenpants

    zifdenpants Member

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    This is information I need! Dimensions, materiels, costs, etc. How much space will you have?
     
  11. Tom M.

    Tom M. Member

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    yes
     
  12. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

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    yes
     
  13. yes, I hope one day I will have one.
     
  14. wolfgang

    wolfgang New Member

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    Construction begins today.
    I have blown all the snow out of the area, marked off a perfect square using the 3,4,5 triangle rule to make a perfect right angle. This pen will be used for breeder birds and will be 48x48 in size with a 10x20 or so pond in the center. I have found that square pens at least 40x40 work best and give the birds enough room to work around you when in there mowing grass etc.
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    More pictures to follow.
     
  15. hntdux

    hntdux New Member

    Very intresting.
     
  16. wolfgang

    wolfgang New Member

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    Week one is complete. Here the ditch to the main drain line has been dug in as well as a 2 foot deep trench that the post and pen walls will be built into. I will go into detail once the post are in and the walls are being erected.
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    We used a laser level to make sure we kept 2 1/2inches of slope per 10 foot of trench in order to carry the water and any debris downhill to the main line.
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    Here we are in the last corner of the pen and the pond and all trenching are complete.

    zifdenpants
    3.5 hours of backhoe use at $100 per/hour. You can keep track as I go.
     
  17. wolfgang

    wolfgang New Member

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    Here is one of the reason I build my aviaries like a fortress!