Jump to content

buick_87

Site Members
  • Content Count

    56
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by buick_87


  1. Thanks splat! Well the cock has a opal violet father and a dom pied sky mother.(normal cinnamon line) and the hen has a grey/green cinnamon father and a spangle opal grey green mother (normal line)

    So does that make it opaline?


  2. Thanks guys! Appreciate our advice.

    Will do that Kaz, cheers.

     

    Haha if they were easy to make and took less time I could do them for you, but unfortunately they arent sorry.haha

     

    Lets just hope they work okay!!

    Thanks again guys

     

    Finally finished my project today (except Kaz's advice, i will cut the doors tomorrow)

    Fixed the nesting boxes, perches and put handles on my trays.

     

    PA150322.jpg

    PA150320.jpg

    PA150318.jpg

    PA150321.jpg

     

    Now to find some hens for my cocks!!


  3. I made my nest boxes today so I thought I would share them with you and get your thoughts on them.

    PA140303.jpg

    PA140304.jpg

    200high x 170wide x 150deep

     

    PA140302.jpg

    PA140301.jpg

    I used fly screen framing so I could slide the back of the nest box up for viewing etc

     

    PA140299.jpg

    PA140300.jpg

    I made a sliding floor with sides so the chicks/eggs dont fall out. Its hard to see the concave bottom I made in it. Its deep enough trust me.Haha

     

    PA140298.jpg

    View with the sliding back off

     

    Hope these look okay? Any ideas for improvements would be great!

    Cheers


  4. Just another update on my progress with the breeding cages.

    I havent been able to get to them every night so the progress has been delayed a little.

    Today I put the mesh flooring in and attached one of the wire fronts. I still have to get the tin trays made up and make the nesting boxes, but getting there slowly.

    Here it is.

    PA010289.jpg

    PA010288.jpg

    PA010286.jpg

    PA010291.jpg

    PA010293.jpg

    PA010292.jpg

    Hope they look okay.


  5. More than happy to help doc!

    I was going to attach my wire fronts with screws and washers. Will pre-drill the timber edge so it doesnt split when i screw into it.

    Yeah I am also going to use sheet metal but I am going to get mine made up. I have made a mesh bottom as you already know but I will make the front edge bigger than the rest so it looks neat!

    Havent really decided how I will attach my nesting boxes yet as I havent made them, but I was thinking of either using the screw and washer method again by screwing them from the inside with a cordless drill.(sorry if that doesnt make sense. Just think that way will be a bit more sturdy!

    Hope this helps, cant wait to see your breeding cages!!


  6. Well, it looks to me like you have some nice size and length and you need more width and blow in the head and more shoulder - that's how I see it anyway. From what I understand (in my 3 years experience lol) size is the hardest thing to get and putting heads on isnt so hard lol.

     

    They look lovely :D

     

     

    Haha thanks sunnie! Now just to find birds with those features that are available! Thanks again

×
×
  • Create New...