Help: Temperature Control for a Outdoor Aviary?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Synthem, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Synthem

    Synthem Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy! I'm coming to you from Houston, Texas.

    I am planning on building a backyard aviary for Ringneck Doves in Spring of 2014, and have begun brainstorming blueprints, figuring out what materials I will need, and so on and so forth. I have been able to do an extensive amount of research through the internet, but there are a couple of questions that I cannot seem to find direct answers for:

    What is an acceptable temperature range for Ringneck Doves?

    How do I keep my aviary cool during the summer?

    Is providing shade enough, or do I need to find a more effective way to cool the aviary?

    Here's an idea of the temperatures where I live:

    Record high:​
    109
    °F
    Record low:​
    5
    °F
    Average high for August (Hottest Month)​
    94.5
    °F
    Average low for January (Coldest Month)​
    43.2
    °F​


    I am mainly concerned about the summer, because while I have never known Houston to drop below 30
    °F in the winter during my lifetime, it has reached 100+ almost every year.​
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  2. maransfan16

    maransfan16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]i would say they will be fine when i had mine it hit 103 a few times with high humidity and they did fine in their pen under the mimosa tree i bulit it under but if it got any hotter i would say that having a fan blowing on them with plenty of water avalible will work. and they are also good with cold mine endured below zero temps more than once but not far below zero i might add maybe -5
     
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I live in Canada Indian name for COLD!!!
     
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