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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Irishhenman, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Irishhenman

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    I am going to buy a shed in the next couple of weeks and I want to kit it out in cages. I also want to make the last three feet of the shed into an aviary for cockatiels and budgies. I am think I will put eight 30" square cages in, four on either side, one on top of the other (so there would be two blocks of four cages). I would then put a work bench in and some shelves for storage. The top of the cages could also be used for storage. I want some opinions and advice on my plans.
    thanks
     

  2. chfite

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    Is this for chickens?

    Chris
     
  3. Irishhenman

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    Yes, everything but the aviary at the bottom
     
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    I'm not sure the chickens would like living in the cages.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    I can see doing smaller coop like things, we just recently build one for some silkies but i don't understand the genuine caging idea, are you running a breeding/exhibition type of set-up?

    Here i'll show you what we did.. this is for a flock of 5 bantam silkies it has a pop door leading to a run as well. It's inside a smaller barn/shed. I could actually do quite a few of these in here lol(insert an evil laugh) and you could stack them too, mind you the concept of the pop door would be a little trickier with the height. Off hand i couldn't tell you exact measurements but it's roomy and provides them with decent space and protection from cold/preds.

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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013
  6. Irishhenman

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    Sorry. I should have said, the chickens already have runs outside, these cages would not be a permanent home
     

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