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Flight pens large aviaries inexpensive ideas?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by aldren90, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can some one help me with large aviaries or flight pens for ducks geese mixed smaller birds pheasants quail doves etc. But inexpensive (not higher end stuff nothing more than 2000 please thanks )
     
  2. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    What were you looking to put in the pen, cause that depends on the design. In KansasKid's signature there is a link to aviary designs. I am building an aviary now, but not sure on price.
     
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  3. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its in the first post what i pretty much want to put in there
     
  4. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    something tall and inexpensive?

    you can get one of those car port/tent things. The ones with the metal frames and tarp like walls/roof. And instead of putting the tarp walls up just wrap the thing in chicken wire
     
  5. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what i thought but my dad said i dont know
     
  6. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Quote:I am well aware of that, but you have to have some idea of types you want in there. How big of a pen are you talkin about ?It's gonna be on helluva pen. For ducks, what style of pond(liner, concrete,pre made, kiddie pools,)are you breeding all of these? Is the $2000 just for pen or birds?

    I'm not trying to sound mean with this comment, but it is very hard to build an adequate pen for ALL of these birds under 2000 specially 1 big one. My personal opinion is decide what you really want and get them.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If you have a lot of space and no real predator issues, using simple landscaping posts put into the ground,some 2x4 to line top and bottom of pen with, chicken wire sides and flight netting as a top.
    Also you can search CL for people getting rid of used patio gazebo frames or the cheap tarp carports. If the frame is still good you can use it to put your chicken wire and netting over and use an individual pens. I did it once for pigeons and it worked well.

    But like stated above, it all depends on what type of birds you are putting in it and how big a space. A goose can be an Egyptian, or a African..... big difference in size and temperament.
     
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  8. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Currently kiddie pools mainly ducks geese and hopefully cranes 30x50 is the size or around that at least what i meant was no more than 2000 for the pen and supplies etc. Wire posts roofing etc
     
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I think a better title would be : I have .......... list what species.............. who can go together in a ___ X ____ size pen? I think more people could help you as different breeds can not be housed together, different animals need different care and space. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Cranes can be very territorial, and I would not house them with geese or anything really unless you have a super big, long pen with a large pool etc...... Mine free range right now, so they tolerate other species.
     

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