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I know a good brickie A'SHAAR ;) hehe

 

And thanks everyone else for tagging along for the ride, I'm excited to get it finished, but I have to split my time between this and a big cubby house/fort I'm building for my kids too, lol. I don't do anything by halves.

 

Pebble, thanks for the nice comment, I love being inspirational, which is one of the reasons I made this thread, so others can draw ideas from it. I looked around on the net before I started this, for ideas of aviary and bird room designs, and I was very disappointed in the lack of content I found. This is why I posted this thread. So if it helps anyone, even if just with one of my little ideas, then thats good enough for me.

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do you need any special permits if its made out of bricks?

Are you going to render it at the end or just leave it the way it is?

Its the first brick birdroom I've seen in Australia it seems like a good idea, a bit expensive if you're not a bricky but good nonetheless. :D

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Each council differs in laws and regulations, so best check your individual council.

 

It will be bagged and painted, to match the house. It hasn't really cost me that much, since I haven't paid for any of the bricks or steel that has gone into it, just had to pay for the cement, gravel and sand so far. It's probably a little over the top, but I tend to do things that way, lol. The original idea was, that one day, when we sell the house, I will be able to strip the flights off the front ver easily, slip a sliding door in the front, and its automatically a workshop or storeroom, or even a bedroom for that matter. So it is very over engineered as a bird aviary, simply for that reason. But in the end, anyone can draw from this, but does not have to go with the whole brick base slab and brick walls, simply fibro walls or timber or iron would work just as well. The last time I built this design of aviary, it was timber stud walls with fibro (fc sheeting) cladding on the outside.

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Budgie Lover, I can post up instructions, just give me some time, as I have a lot on right now, but feel free to remind me if I forget in the next week or so.

 

Hi withered,

 

Thanks a lot, take your time with the instructions it isn't urgently needed.

 

It looks like it is coming a long very well, good luck with the rest of it

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As I hoped, I got a bit more done this weekend. Yesterday I got the brickwork finished, worked until sunset, but got it done. Today I only planned to get the piers core filled with concrete, but got quite a lot more done, I got the roof structure done! I'm very excited now to have the roof close to being done.

 

Here's the pics...

 

 

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this will be up there with Dazza's bird room lol

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Great job Witherd, will look very stylish when finished but can see your point for any future uses of building. Cubby house, study, teens retreat (or parents hideaway) the mind boggles l.o.l. Will be great to see it finished.Good luck with the finishing touch's.

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Thanks guys.

 

So I'm still plugging away. Got the roof on, and just today, got the deck on the side. Check out the picks.

 

Also, sorry I still havent posted on how to make the seed hoppers, I will get there.

 

Cheers.

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Looking great Withered1! Looks really good

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Wow what an amazing job you have done so far! I am excited to see more as you progress!

I built my own avairy 2 years ago, on a tight budget. I love your layout and it has given me ideas to build a new aviary if we ever move :)

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Started to attach the flights.

 

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Awesome! Is the flight frame made of steal or something? :)

Oh you have built your breeding cages already! Would you mind taking some photos of those please? I have just built myself a double breeding cage and i plan on making more when i get some spear time :P

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Hey Ange. Yes, the flights are steel frame, that way the birds won't chew it, and weather won't rot it, since for weather proof timber it needs to be treated, and treated is bad for the birds.

 

As for the breeding cages, you can check those out at us link, http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index.php?showtopic=32704

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Looking great Witherd, don't stress about the seed hoppers, just when you get a bit of time.

 

Ange, witherd started a topic on his breeding cabinets in a different topic. Here is the link

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index.php?showtopic=32704

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Looking great! Can't wait to see it all finished.

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Me too, Birdlove, me too!!

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The flights are now finished, though I've only decked one out with perches so far, I'll do the other this week then split the hens from the cocks.

I've got by nest boxes finished off also, I just need to build my last 3 cabinets, and a nursery cage.

Other than that, just need to put in the water and sink, put the handrail on the deck, and paint it all.

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Got the sink in the bird room, and water on.

 

I've also had my first couple laying, 4 eggs so far and at least two are fertile.

 

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I've added a couple of shelves and stuff in the bird room. Planning a few changes after visiting some other aviaries, and adding in the rest of the breeding cabinets.

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That's turned out really well, how are your pairs on eggs going?

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2 pairs are doing really well, 5 chicks each. 1st is almost about to flee the nest. Trying a round two with two other pairs, one hen didnt feed her chicks, and the other were mostly clear, and the two that werent clear, didnt hatch. So we'll see how we go with those two pairs on the second round.

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