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The Creation Of My New Breeding Room

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hay dave you have the same breeding cages as me

 

how much did you pay?

 

have you got 12 breeding cages in there ?

 

looks good any way

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There are 9 in there and a kindy cage.

 

I am not sure how much i paid, abut $77 for a stand with the 3 cages on it - it was a good deal, very good.

 

I put some plastic up, but it was stopping too much air circulation, so I bought another blind, like on my aviary. This one is one wired side, not the one near the fence. This means I can put it up and down without having to worry about air circulation or rain.

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I first started thsi thread on January 2, 2009 and the breeding aviary was a good idea - at the time. That time is over, and it is time for a new shed.

 

This is what I have purchased

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It has a panel at the front to let extra light in, as well as a skylight on one side.

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It means I need to extend the slab by about 70 cm, but that should be easy. I will also attempt to fix the slight slop on the cement slab.

 

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Ultimately it means that I will not waste space on the slab, like is currently happening.

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So what will happen with the old aviary? Probably be dismantled and disposed of. Not in the best shape. I did rustkill it and paint the majority of the outside - ran out of pain in the back corner. I suppose i will simply take it to the tip, in parts.

 

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Exciting :D The old aviary isnt beyond redemption. Offer it for sale here at a reasonable price and someone will want it. Or could it move down the yard and add onto the other aviary ?

 

Will you be adding more breeding cages ?

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Yep line it out a bit Dave and you won't even see that rust

BUT the new shed looks great Dave.... it is simalar to the one I wanted, what size is yours, the one I wanted was 12ft by 10ft, $1337.00

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

 

And this one

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

 

But then I decided to settle on this as all 3 sheds I want the wall height at 210cm and that ment extre money, so this one worked out the best for.

 

http://gardenshedsonline.com.au/products/G...3_0m-116-7.html

 

But I only want one door. I rang and inquired. all up with extra height and delivery to my door would be $758.50.

 

But Greg has shucked a mickey and then he mellowed and is going to build my extension but won't be as big so I won't get my new indoor aviary but I am trying to talk him around at doing it the height I want and if he doesn't thast shed is the one I am getting. :D

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I did not really think about adding it to the existing avairy, but that is definitely a possibility. Hmmm, now you have me thinking - :D

 

I suppose I could sell it. That is an option.

 

At the moment I have 9 brreding cages, 3 stands of 3. I will be adding more. I think the ones I have at the moment are big for breeding cages, i will get the measurements when i go home, but I think i will buy the next size down in the future.

 

I am also considering whether to leave the stands as they are, or build a more secure Melamine set-up. Maybe both, not doing the setup until January.

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Yep line it out a bit Dave and you won't even see that rustBUT the new shed looks great Dave.... it is simalar to the one I wanted, what size is yours, the one I wanted was 12ft by 10ft, $1337.00http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...e=STRK:MEWAX:ITAnd this onehttp://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...e=STRK:MEWAX:ITBut then I decided to settle on this as all 3 sheds I want the wall height at 210cm and that ment extre money, so this one worked out the best for.http://gardenshedsonline.com.au/products/G...3_0m-116-7.htmlBut I only want one door. I rang and inquired. all up with extra height and delivery to my door would be $758.50.But Greg has shucked a mickey and then he mellowed and is going to build my extension but won't be as big so I won't get my new indoor aviary but I am trying to talk him around at doing it the height I want and if he doesn't thast shed is the one I am getting. :D
I only know the size in metres, so is 3.0m in length x 2.18depth x 2.06 metres tall. It fits in the space I have available, so that is what is important. I am okay with the two doors, not an issue. Point Greg in the right direction and set him loose I say!!!
My breeding cages are these ones....................... http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BIRD-FLIGHT-EXERCIS...=item3f01755e48
Those cages are not as wide as mine. Mine have the 4 doors down the bottom as well as the two big doors, and can be divided into 2 seperate cages.I might buy some more like yours, but they seem pricey there. I am sure mine were a lot cheaper than that, but i did buy them 2 years ago.

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My cages are the same size as Kaz's. Just bought mine. $495 for 18 ($27.50 each).

http://www.petmania.net.au/BreedingFlightCages.htm

I did look at Lentra site they have 30 for $690 ($23 each)

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My cages are the same size as Kaz's. Just bought mine. $495 for 18 ($27.50 each).

http://www.petmania.net.au/BreedingFlightCages.htm

I did look at Lentra site they have 30 for $690 ($23 each)

Good price :(

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Good site rachelm.

 

I will be bookmarking that for future use.

 

Now that I examine that site, I am sure that I bought my breeding cages from JJ Aviaries

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Dave These are the cages I have and are getting more soon

http://www.lentradirect.com.au/contents/en-us/d5.html.

 

As for letting Greg loose and go for it he has chucked the Mickey again and I chucked one back and now I am going with the Garden shed again.

And it really annoyed because I went up see about getting car fixed and I mentioned something about tin to him and he said have a look at this, and wow 8 pieces of galvinesed 12ft long too just what I wanted in excellent condintion, and all he wanted was a slab of VB cans for it. How good is that.

BUT I came home and told Greg and he was pleased about it but he wants to frame the bird room with BIG FAT BULKY treated pine post and I said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. how ugly is that and how would I ever line it out. I told I priced 2 inch square steel and i was going to get that but hen I insisted on it being at least 210 cm on the lowest point and that is when he chucked his Micky :( oh and aprt from my nooooooooooooooo, you could see him seeing red :( Aw well at least my garden shed will be 210 tall. but a big whole in my pocket. :sadsorry: And then I need heaps of $$$$$$$ to line it out and buy more cages.

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Dave These are the cages I have and are getting more soon

http://www.lentradirect.com.au/contents/en-us/d5.html.

 

 

same cages as rachelm listed a link to and they are cheaper where rachel gets them mate

 

I just ordered another 6.

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Mine are the 4 for $125 ones. The bigger ones. I have found them to be fantastic as holding cages, but the next ones I get might be smaller.

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It has a panel at the front to let extra light in, as well as a skylight on one side.

 

 

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Hey, Dave, having a sky light on the roof like that means that on hot days, the direct sun will really heat up the shed. Do you have a plan for some kind of shade cover to pull over that?

On the flip side, it should help keep them toasty on sunny days in the winter. :(

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Dave These are the cages I have and are getting more soon

http://www.lentradirect.com.au/contents/en-us/d5.html.

 

 

same cages as rachelm listed a link to and they are cheaper where rachel gets them mate

 

I just ordered another 6.

I emailed them and asked for a cheaper price. I was going to buy through Lentra but postage was a deal breaker.

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It has a panel at the front to let extra light in, as well as a skylight on one side.

 

 

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Hey, Dave, having a sky light on the roof like that means that on hot days, the direct sun will really heat up the shed. Do you have a plan for some kind of shade cover to pull over that?

On the flip side, it should help keep them toasty on sunny days in the winter. :sadsorry:

Yes he has a plan for shade cover during summer. Dave and I discussed this before he ordered his new shed :(

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It has a panel at the front to let extra light in, as well as a skylight on one side.

 

 

ABS-fslash-SKY-2.jpg

 

 

Hey, Dave, having a sky light on the roof like that means that on hot days, the direct sun will really heat up the shed. Do you have a plan for some kind of shade cover to pull over that?

On the flip side, it should help keep them toasty on sunny days in the winter. B)

Yes he has a plan for shade cover during summer. Dave and I discussed this before he ordered his new shed :D

 

Cool! (Hee hee, pun intended! :D )

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Well, I packed up the old shed and sold it. It has moved on to a new home.

 

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To fit my new shed that will be my breeding room

 

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I needed to extend the slab slightly - the length of the slab was not a problem, it is just that the fence is on an angle, and at one end it was too narrow for the shed, so the slab was extended by a metre. The shed should fit easily now.

 

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The slab will have the chance to set this week, with the new shed going up Saturday.

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Exciting Dave :D

 

I cant wait to see the new breeding room in operation :P

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Looking very professional Dave.

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Looking very professional Dave.

 

Thanks mate, but I would argue I am far from it.

 

We will see how I go when I bring some birds along to the next meeting, which is not this friday but next I think.

 

That might be interesting, if they are not down to breed, or covered in beetroot stains - lol

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That might be interesting, if they are not down to breed, or covered in beetroot stains - lol

 

That's funny, Dave! I learned back when I had babies to sell, not to give them beetroot, or nobody would want to buy them. ;)

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Hold off on the beetroot Dave ;)

 

 

and the carrots

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