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Hi everyone,

i was wondering if anyone knows of someone in Melbourne that can build aviaries to spec and for a reasonable price! I need it to be built in kit form as we are renting whilst we build our own place and want it to be easy to move when we finally move in!

I have spoken to a few people that advertise on the likes of e-bay and trading post, but they seem to quote crazy prices! and I know they are crazy as they build similar to what I want in a chook pen but try to charge me an extra couple of hundred dollars to cut off the laying box's.

If anyone can help I would be extremly greatful.

Thanks

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As anything purpose built or with the name aviary attached to it would attract tradesmen with $$$ signs for eyeballs, try looking outside the square.

Suggestions.

 

1. Look for a garden shed of the proportions you need and just dont put all metal to it, remove some sheets and mesh it.

 

2. Look for a retired handyman who may advertise he can do most things....in your local newspaper.

 

3. If you have time, take a course at Tafe and choose your modular sections to build in a class.

 

4. Buy something thats close to what you want, buy some good tools and teach yourself a few new tricks. ( I have recently taught myself metal cutting with an angle grinder and can do all I need for my aviary now ).............with only the odd cut here and there :(

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thanks for the sugestions Kaz, I have looked in to some of these already!

I would love to be able to try my hand at a few of these things but I am totally inept when it come to tools, unless I want to loose a finger or hand or perhaps a leg!

I think that I am the only male on earth who looks at a tool of some sort and starts bleeeding! yet throw me in the kitchen at work and I can cook you up a 7 course meal that would blow your mind! ( oh sounds like I love myself there)

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So, :( Please tell us what plans you have for your future aviary ....have you done any sketches or plans yet ? Maybe if we see, we can help you problem solve.

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okay so the plans are as follows, I have drawn them up but I have no idea as to how I get them up on here!

Any way I am looking at doing an upside down L shaped avairy with the flight being 5 meters long and 2 wide this with the bottom part of the L, off of this will be the breeding room being 4 meters long and 2 wide. I would like the only door into the avairy to be through the breeding room to act as a bird lock.

I want the aviary to be only wired at the front, with a roll down blind to help in cooler months/windy weather. the breeding room also only wired half way down from the roof with the roll down blind aswell.. I know its all alittle confusing when written! I will take a picture of the plan when I charge the batteries for the cam!

I also need the whole structure to be higher the 1.9m high as I am 6'1 tall.

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All sounds good. My new flights will only have access through the birdroom so no need for a safety door.

Try going as high as you can....I have found the higher the roofline the cooler it is. If you can go to 2.4 or 2.7 its better.

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Thanks Kaz will do that! I wanted to try for 2 meters as that is the height of the fence and where we are building sheds etc are not allowed to go above fence line unless they have sub-divison permision, and I aint going there!

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