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So what i sketched is a small aviary design i was planning to build for a pair of button quail.  In the design it says 3 ft tall, it would actually be 4 ft tall but 1 ft would be under ground so nothing could dig in, the bottom would also be completely hardware cloth framed by wood, and the roof would be that clear plastic wavy roof stuff! (: So do you think this would work? Also i would plant different types of greenery so they could nibble on it but not totally destroy it, what plants do you think would not grow really big, safe for the to eat, and good looking? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Big Dreamer 

So what i sketched is a small aviary design i was planning to build for a pair of button quail.  In the design it says 3 ft tall, it would actually be 4 ft tall but 1 ft would be under ground so nothing could dig in, the bottom would also be completely hardware cloth framed by wood, and the roof would be that clear plastic wavy roof stuff! (: So do you think this would work? Also i would plant different types of greenery so they could nibble on it but not totally destroy it, what plants do you think would not grow really big, safe for the to eat, and good looking? Thanks!
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Wow, those will be some spoiled buttons!

They really don't need that much space, but I guess they will just be very happy birds then!  Hardware cloth is hard on their feet, so if you could get away with solid flooring, or bury the wire along with the wood, and fill in with dirt on top, it would be a lot better for them.  I have no idea as to plants, though. 

Good luck, and looks nice! thumbsup

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I'd be worried about the sun cooking them through the clear roof in your climate, but I don't own buttons, So I have no experience in this subject..

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Originally Posted by Big Dreamer 

So what i sketched is a small aviary design i was planning to build for a pair of button quail.  In the design it says 3 ft tall, it would actually be 4 ft tall but 1 ft would be under ground so nothing could dig in, the bottom would also be completely hardware cloth framed by wood, and the roof would be that clear plastic wavy roof stuff! (: So do you think this would work? Also i would plant different types of greenery so they could nibble on it but not totally destroy it, what plants do you think would not grow really big, safe for the to eat, and good looking? Thanks!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66006_scan0002.jpg

Sorry is sideways!!


Wow, those will be some spoiled buttons!

They really don't need that much space, but I guess they will just be very happy birds then!  Hardware cloth is hard on their feet, so if you could get away with solid flooring, or bury the wire along with the wood, and fill in with dirt on top, it would be a lot better for them.  I have no idea as to plants, though. 

Good luck, and looks nice! thumbsup


Thats what i meant, like the foot underground, ontop of that it would still be dirt, think of it as a big 4x4 box, covered hardware cloth all around accept the roof and then just bury it!! (:

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I'd be worried about the sun cooking them through the clear roof in your climate, but I don't own buttons, So I have no experience in this subject..


Maybe have the enitre roof just normal, not clear and then a couple spots on clear stuff over the plants so they could go in the sun with the plants or just stay in the shade!

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