Building a zoo-like aviary....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Miizki, May 20, 2010.

  1. Miizki

    Miizki Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone ever build an aviary out of metal by welding and such? Please post pics if you have any examples [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  2. merryberry

    merryberry Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if this is what you mean, but mine is a bit aviary-like, but still has a henhouse in it. It is still under construction. Here is my thread with some early pics:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=327436

    I have more current pics, with the walls and wire up, which I will post for you in a bit.
     
  3. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Years ago, I had a neighbor who raised finches and cobbled together something like this:

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    These pictures are from a site devoted to finch-raising, and here's the text on the building methods, which includes welding the components:

    Here is a description of the methods and materials I used to construct my purpose built gouldian outdoor aviary. It is approximately 9 feet by 9 feet with an open flight section. This aviary is very secure as gouldian finches are very expensive in large numbers. The main door, all the walls roof and floor are a full metal construction with vertical steel bars to finish off the security of the main entrance door.

    The frame of this outdoor bird aviary was built using steel tubing which was welded into steel floor sections and interconnected with tube that fit into the other sections so if there is a need to disassemble the future it could be done easily by unscrewing all of the sections. A mig welder was used as well as a standard arc welder to join the tubing together.

    Footings were used to build the outdoor aviary off the ground for two reasons. The first reason the ground was not level. The second but most important reason was to avoid damp floors and rotting of the floor in two the bird rooms.


    http://www.thegouldianfinch.com/outdoor_aviary.html

    Hope this helps. [​IMG]

    (If my uploads didn't work, the pictures are on the site.)
     

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