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:wub: Two Story... now there is a plan, ive pretty much run out of garden space with the aviarys ive just had moved into the garden.. this idea seems like a very good plan indeed Karen.. actually i just thought about it and it may not be so great in the Cyclone season :wub::rolleyes:

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Tbe stock and breeding cages look awesome!! It is going to be a fantastic avairy once you are done! I can't wait to see pics of the new avairy! :wub:

 

Will the newer, bigger avairy be cooler for the birds as well in that hot QLD heat?? :rolleyes:

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my Daz now that slab is looking big :rolleyes:

 

Can't wait to see the new shed for it.

Edited by Nerwen

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Shed arrived today. It is in kit form. It will take about three weeks to put up. Until then the birds are enjoying a cooler time in the garage. Temperature today was up to 39deg C. We have bush fires between Nerwen and I. I am sure that in the old aviary it would have been 45 deg C and I would have lost a few birds.

 

The garage reached 33 deg C today. A lot better.

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yes I'm hoping that little bit of rain we got in the afternoon either killed that fire or turned it to the firefighters favour.

 

All of my guys got a spray shower this afternoon when it was super hot.

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wow, I just read the water restriction documents.. that's really is bad. :offtopic:

 

and man that's hot where you're at... I hate the heat with a passion.. :)

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Guest KellyM

Hey Daz,

Have been following this thread and it all looks great. I agree with Nerwen that concrete slab looks big. Cann't wait for more progress photos! Have you decided which birds you are going to cull? Wish I lived closer I would love some more breeding budgies!

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Hi all sorry I haven't updated.

 

The Shed arrived Last week but I haven't had much of a go at puting it up.

 

I have been working at night on it and have dug the trench and put in the Cable to it.

I have also moved the walls across to the site. but thats all.

 

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The shed less the frames

 

 

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Frames.

 

Bottom left in picture is the trench and cable.

 

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The size of the frames on the concrete.

 

Next weekend I will start the construction. :grbud:

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good to hear things are working out well Daz!!!

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Wow, those birds are going to have a luxury 'pad'. Can't wait to see more pics as it goes up.

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Looking forward to seeing the updates, Daz. My Ken is slaving away in our aviaries right now doing the floor for the new "bird Room" too :sad: Photos to follow

Edited by Bubbles

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I am fast heading that way.. I've even decided how I'd like my ideal aviary to be set up too, after looking at some on the net. [shakes head] how did I get into this :D Although, in the next year or two I will be moving from where I currently am, so I need to not go too overboard now.

 

Looking forward to seeing pics of both yours and Bubble's avairies.

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Good read. I'll be doing something similar to this in a years time, be great to get some insight into it before hand.

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Updating the progress.

 

After two weekends of other commitments we finally got started in the construction.

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Coming up to Christmas I'll have some time after work to do some bits and pieces.

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Guest Anna

Looking great Daz!!! I see you are going to have a lot more space to work in !!!

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So what will it look like when you're done - will in have an outdoor flight?

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your aviary is looking real good , daz .

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So what will it look like when you're done - will in have an outdoor flight?

 

There will be 3 internal flights 2.5mL x 1mW x 2.4mH each. 1 for cocks, hens, and young.

There will be a nursary cage 1.8mL x .400mW x .450mH, a holding cage of the same size and 15 breeding cages. I have also designed a hospital cage to go in the garage where they are currently staying.

 

There are two large windows on the end that will have the flights. I don't like outdoor flights as the birds can pick up deseases from the wild birds droppings.

 

I am going to insulate the shed and add a whirly bird. (Extractor). The cable that is going into the shed (lying on the ground) is enough to operate a small house. 7,680 watts. Air conditioning is a posibility. The shed will be lite using a timing system that will bring the lights on at 6:00am and off at 7:30pm. There will be a night light for the hens and chicks and emergency lighting in case of power failure. I also have power for normal use eg vacum cleaners and computers.

 

The only thing it doesn't have is running water. The owner will enjoy the excersize.

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Looking great Daz. Re water. I have a dispenser for large bottled water with a tap. Its the kind where you have a base section with tap and up-end the large bottled water containers into the top section. I got the base section from a garage sale or swapmeet way back and now use it in the bird room for the birds. Saves a lot of trouble and doesnt take up much space :)

PS you dont have to keep buying filtered water for them if you dont want, just refill the large bottle.

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Looking great Daz. Re water. I have a dispenser for large bottled water with a tap. Its the kind where you have a base section with tap and up-end the large bottled water containers into the top section. I got the base section from a garage sale or swapmeet way back and now use it in the bird room for the birds. Saves a lot of trouble and doesnt take up much space :budgiedance:

PS you dont have to keep buying filtered water for them if you dont want, just refill the large bottle.

 

Thanks Kaz thats a great idea. We have a similar water container at work... I wonder if the office staff will miss it :)

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wow Daz, now THAT's an aviary and a half...

 

Can't wait to see what it looks like after it's finish. :)

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Looking forward to the new photos Daz. Hear you have been working very hard on the new

bird room/aviary :budgiedance:

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