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We are about to restructure our aviary complex ( budgie section only ). We have sold my old house and can spend some money on the aviary amongst other things. I am about ready to begin. The idea is, we are dismantling the garden shed first and that section .....and the next section, which was my main flight, will become a new 4.4metre by 4.7 metre birdroom and height 2.1 metres at front and 2.7 metres at the gable. Once that is done, we will be building three main flights each 2.5 metres by 4 metres. The birdroom will have all new breeder cages I am in the process of making right now. There will be some delay as my catbite heals. I am making much larger breeding cages than normal, so the birds have room in them. The new birdroom will have lights, aircoolers, plumbed in sink and so on. Two of the main flights will be accessible from the side of the birdroom, the third flight access by going through one of the other flights.

So, shortly we will be pulling down the garden shed and first aviary section for the concrete slab to be laid. I moved all birds into one main flight yesterday. I have found a man to do the new shed, and after that the roof and struts for the new flights.

We aim for something easier to keep clean and mousefree zones. Photos as work goes on. :)

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Kas tha's sounds so nice. :wub: wish I had a set up like that. But I am pretty happy with what I have, I would like my breeding room to be a bit wider , Oh what the heck and longer so I can have more breeding cages, BUT GUESS WHAT it won't happen. :)

But Kas good luck with yours. :)

 

Look forward to seeing some pics

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Good luck with the changes Kaz! :sad: Keep us updated with any progress.

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Hope all goes well with your plans :sad: . I can't wait to see the photos

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good luck, glad your able to start work now.

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Hooley dooley.....awesome Kaz...what is going to be the actuall size of the slab.....

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Yay! Nice to have it happening, after planning for so long. I will be watching on with interest as when I finally move house I will have to design an aviary to suit :ausb:

 

I'm so happy for you!

 

 

:sad:

 

 

Feathers.

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Yay! Nice to have it happening, after planning for so long. I will be watching on with interest as when I finally move house I will have to design an aviary to suit :ausb:

 

I'm so happy for you!

 

 

:sad:

 

 

Feathers.

 

You bet Aly... I hope its a doosey....I know you love your hobby so why not go all out I say.........plan well like Kaz and you'll do it....I have every faith in you...........

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Are you going by the plans that you sent me and posted here? I can't wait to see the journay and do a virtual follow along :)

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Are you going by the plans that you sent me and posted here? I can't wait to see the journay and do a virtual follow along

 

That depends on whether you saw Mark I, II or III :)

 

 

Feathers.

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:(Laughing out loud): I am not sure :)

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Elly, Paul and Aly ( Feathers ) ...the plans will most likely stay the same. Some measurement may change a little. The first section will be the birdroom at 4.4 metres deep by 4.7 metres wide and the height is good at 2.1 metres at the entry and a 2.7 metre gable. Once the birdroom is done the next section will be the three flights, 2 under the same gable roofline as the birdroom...so that section will be around 4-5 metres wide by 4 metres. The next flight will be 4 metres by about 2.5 metres. Heaps of space. I lose a fledgling aviary ( kind of ) but will have 3 flights, so youngster in one and not sure how I will divide the birds up between the other two flights. A kindie cage will be IN the birdroom also. Quarantine will happen much further away from the aviary complex.

I will be working one handed, but tomorrow I may begin removing aviary wire from the first exisitng flight. Went to the doctors tonight and my cat bite IS infected and pretty nasty, so I have to go back each day until they are happier with the progress :)

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Kaz

 

Why don't you do a blog on it and we can keep an eye on the contructions. :dbb1:

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Kaz

 

Why don't you do a blog on it and we can keep an eye on the contructions. :dbb1:

Sounds good Daz. If someone can just tell me how a blog works ?

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Sounds good Daz. If someone can just tell me how a blog works ?

 

 

It is the same as a post thread Kaz, but all the replies and comments don't show in the main window and your latest post is at the top. If you have a look at some of the other blogs, like Daz's "Life as a breeder" you will see what I mean.

 

 

Feathers.

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Sounds good Daz. If someone can just tell me how a blog works ?

 

 

It is the same as a post thread Kaz, but all the replies and comments don't show in the main window and your latest post is at the top. If you have a look at some of the other blogs, like Daz's "Life as a breeder" you will see what I mean.

 

 

Feathers.

I will give it a try. Thanks Feathers :D

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Here is where the new birdroom is going to go. The shed with the lattice work on is GOING, and the aviary next door to it, also, is going. The space created by both those areas cleared will be the new birdroom 4.4 metres deep by 4.7 metres wide. The height will be the same as the other cream shed to the left of the existing shed 7 ft at the front and 9 ft at the gable ) . The cream coloured shed is part of my workshop...it is my glass storage room with the place my new glass kiln is going into as well. I think Ken is clearing the shed this weekend ready for disassembly.

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That's great Kaz... :ausb: I'm sorry to read about your fingers though... it must be pretty hard to do anything with only one hand... I can't wait to see the final results of the new birdroom!! -_-

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That's great Kaz... -_- I'm sorry to read about your fingers though... it must be pretty hard to do anything with only one hand... I can't wait to see the final results of the new birdroom!! :rolleyes:

I am having to do my leadlight work today, damaged finger and all, as I have deadlines to meet and people to please :ausb:

and you can be sure my grandchild will show up in the middle of all the workload...so, I am trying to do a rebuilt catholic school window.

The new birdroom will have a door almost where the shed door is now. Just inside will be a sink plumbed in for water and dishwashing etc. I may put a little instant water heater on the wall...the kind they have for caravans...so I get hot water as well. I bought a new vacuum cleaner for the bird room...and BOY OH BOY !! Has that vacuum got SUCKING POWER. I had to watch out I didnt suck any budgies into it as I worked !!

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very cool

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That's great Kaz... :rip: I'm sorry to read about your fingers though... it must be pretty hard to do anything with only one hand... I can't wait to see the final results of the new birdroom!! :fear

I am having to do my leadlight work today, damaged finger and all, as I have deadlines to meet and people to please :)

and you can be sure my grandchild will show up in the middle of all the workload...so, I am trying to do a rebuilt catholic school window.

The new birdroom will have a door almost where the shed door is now. Just inside will be a sink plumbed in for water and dishwashing etc. I may put a little instant water heater on the wall...the kind they have for caravans...so I get hot water as well. I bought a new vacuum cleaner for the bird room...and BOY OH BOY !! Has that vacuum got SUCKING POWER. I had to watch out I didnt suck any budgies into it as I worked !!

 

that is going to look good.

 

:D l know this is OT but l have to ask you, l noticed in your post you mentioned that you are rebuilding a catholic school window. so do you make Stainglass windows ? if you do, that is pretty cool. l also like to do some glass work too :sad:

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That's great Kaz... :rip: I'm sorry to read about your fingers though... it must be pretty hard to do anything with only one hand... I can't wait to see the final results of the new birdroom!! :fear

I am having to do my leadlight work today, damaged finger and all, as I have deadlines to meet and people to please :)

and you can be sure my grandchild will show up in the middle of all the workload...so, I am trying to do a rebuilt catholic school window.

The new birdroom will have a door almost where the shed door is now. Just inside will be a sink plumbed in for water and dishwashing etc. I may put a little instant water heater on the wall...the kind they have for caravans...so I get hot water as well. I bought a new vacuum cleaner for the bird room...and BOY OH BOY !! Has that vacuum got SUCKING POWER. I had to watch out I didnt suck any budgies into it as I worked !!

 

that is going to look good.

 

:D l know this is OT but l have to ask you, l noticed in your post you mentioned that you are rebuilding a catholic school window. so do you make Stainglass windows ? if you do, that is pretty cool. l also like to do some glass work too :sad:

Hi Birdluv,

YES I do work with glass. I have been doing leadlight for many years now. I had a business premises which I closed down a year or more ago as I dont need it now and I can work from home. Working from home is good, as I get time with my birds too.

I have enough of a reputation for work to find me and my website gets me a lot of work too. I do the traditional kind with cutting glass, lead and solder...not the stick on modern version.

http://www.artiglass.com.au/

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l also prefer the traditional way too.

l checked out your website, you work is beautiful !!

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l checked out your website, you work is beautiful !!

Isn't it just. I often dadream about the windows I would like her to do in a new home...

 

 

Feathers.

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Going to love to see the progress Kaz. ^_^

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