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Bretto

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Was going to try explain my idea to you but I drew you my ideas. Hope it helps.

 

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1. this window can be used as a opening entrance in and out for your birds you could make this window so it opens and shuts to allow you to catch your birds easier and also keep them out of bad weather.

 

2. you could have this bit here big or small up to you on how many breeding cabinets you are doing.

 

3. your wall of breeding cabinets. depending how many pairs you are interested in putting down.

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Here's the latest addition to our Aviary. It's back to work for me now so it will be a few day like this before I can do any more.

 

 

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I have been told that I shoulkd concrete the flight area. I can't really afford it and was going to pave it. I would like to hear from people that have pavers and hear the pros and cons.

 

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Brett

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You could maybe do a cement plinth around the edging, mixed with broken glass, just don't get to drunk in process lol.

 

then fill the rest with dirt. then your paver sand. then your paver's.

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Here is the latest updates.. Just one side to go in wire and then the doors. I am really happy with how it is going.

 

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It's all getting exciting now.

 

Bretto

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looks good.

 

Hope to see more updates :)

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It looks fantastic!!! You're going to have some very happy birds :D

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Looking good.

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That is so cool :)

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Hi Bretto, (missed a bit just catching up). As to paved floor that is what we have. We laid 1 layer black plastic over that then second layer of pavers, that's because we had enough for 2 layers but could be just as good with 1, e.g.sand or road base, plastic layer for weeds etc then pavers with sand swept in between.

We have never had any trouble with ours. I scrape floor every weekend remove old seed husk etc about once a month I hose it when it's hot weather. Yuor aviary is looking really good. I bet the kids are pleased with the conversion. Good job. :)

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Thanks Guys it has come to a stand still at the moment but I will get back to it soon.

 

Robyn the pavers I managed to source second hand are realy think. What I did was layed them on compacted "crusher dust" and then used Brickies mortor instead of sand in between the gaps. That way when I wet it down the mortor has set and made the pavers very steady.

 

The kids are very excited (just like their Dad) and have been out recycling things off the local hard rubish piles.It has been amazing the things we have found. Just like the old saying "one mans trash is another mans treasure". We have found food dished water bottles, things to use as pearches and a cage for us to use as a nursery for our babbies.

 

I will post some more when finish.

 

Cheers

Bretto

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Wow,

Looks amazing, I personally prefer pavers to sand, never tried concrete (imagine similar to pavers), sand to me is very bad as it is difficult to get all of the seed husks out without taking the sand to, the sand gets wet and dirty, and you can't wash the aviary out. So my last weekend I moved out the sand and got the pavers clean again.

 

Excellent choice on not colony breeding, very risky. I too started colony breeding and wasn't getting any chicks, and I read a thing about colony breeding from **KAZ** and thought that could be it. So I got my first clutch this year, and about to get a second (fingers crossed) in 3-4 more days, as they have started to mate again.

 

Your aviary/flight looks excellent and fun for the birds. Hope you can get a good outcome from this.

 

From Budgie_Mad

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Anything else happened yet?

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Hi.

 

Today I finished the inside with the trimming and the roof for the flight. Next is level the area ready to pave. Then I have to knock up some doors for the aviary and the safety entrance.

 

L_J it was more to do with the timber I had it was bowed cross ways so threw my measurements a bit, but it all worked out well enough.

 

Here's a couple more shots.

 

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Looking terrific !!

 

Thanks Guys it has come to a stand still at the moment but I will get back to it soon.

 

Robyn the pavers I managed to source second hand are realy think. What I did was layed them on compacted "crusher dust" and then used Brickies mortor instead of sand in between the gaps. That way when I wet it down the mortor has set and made the pavers very steady.

 

The kids are very excited (just like their Dad) and have been out recycling things off the local hard rubish piles.It has been amazing the things we have found. Just like the old saying "one mans trash is another mans treasure". We have found food dished water bottles, things to use as pearches and a cage for us to use as a nursery for our babbies.

 

I will post some more when finish.

 

Cheers

Bretto

 

 

It pays to put mouse mesh down under your pavers......many a paver has dropped a bit due to mouse tunnels

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This is a shot of the safety door so far... This was as lot more work than it looks.

 

Not much to go just some doors and then put the wire on one side. Then we can do my daughters favourite part.....decorating!

 

 

Cheers

 

Brett

 

 

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Nice work. I know that it looks harder than you think, that often is the case. I am thinking I should put a safety door on my aviary, but ther is only four of the birds over there. The others are in my new breeding cages. Keep up the good work.

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Looks really great Bretto, good luck with the "decorating". Tell your daughter to keep in mind buds will chew most "stuff" to pieces. Some swings made with wire and beads look great and birds love them. There is a plan for them somewhere, maybe under toys etc

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Finally done the door. I was worried about doing this part, I wasn't sure if I could or not. But overall I'm happy with the result. One of the original posts from the cubby was a bit out so it made it harder, but it all fits in well and adds to the rustic feel.

 

 

Now all we have to do is the rest of the wire around the safety door/room and wire on the right hand side. So not long until we can pick up our birds.

 

It has been a lot of work but I have enjoyed doing it and I know the kids will remember doing it as well.

 

Cheers

Brett

 

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It looks absolutely fantastic!!! Well done to you and your helpers :D

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That's beautiful! Well done! :D

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Brilliant job Bretto & family, it's hard fitting new to old but you have pulled it off well !! Just hope you have as much reward with your budgies when you get them. :)

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a splash of paint would set off that galvanized tin :)

 

black or green

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Wow, I have been waiting for a while to see whether you would post another picture, and It looks great, Make sure to show us the budgies when you get them.

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any budgies living there?

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Well what a hectic past month. Sorry for thr lack of updates but with work an all the rain it was hard to do any work or post to the site.

 

But I finally finished the aviary on the weekend and on Ella's birthday. The plan was to have our birds to release on her birthday but the rain put an end to that.

 

I stared this thread as " day one" I'm not sure what day we are up to but today we got our new birds and it was smiles all around.

 

Thanks for the interest in these posts. It has been fun and something I hope the kids will remember.

 

Bretto

 

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It looks amazing!!! Well done again. You have some beautiful birds :D

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