My New Aviary (PICS)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tiffanyh, May 26, 2008.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Not sure if this is in the right category. It is a run, but for finch and quail.... [​IMG]

    Anyway, I finished (my father and I) my hexagon aviary today. He hav e been working on it for a while, we brought it over this morning to finish off.

    It was a B*&CH to figure the angles on. The whole thing is hardward cloth..including under the "roof". The roof is a marine fabric umbrella (SUNBRELLA). We used that instead of shingles to keep the weight down to make it moveable for the winter. It was inexpensive to buy, so well see how it wears and replaced it with something else if it doesn wear well. The underneath has wire so we can do that without upseting the birds. The floor is decking board with slate pieces on top. I am going to seal it before winter with colored stain...

    I have my button quail in the bottom and I have 4 finch that came from a local animal control in the top. (well they can go everywhere).

    In this one, you can see my goat pens up in the back......


    I am going to clean up the area around it. Put some posts arond and what not.

    Thanks for looking...
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  2. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Very cool! I met a lady once who had something very similar to that only just a little larger. She had a couple of bantams in it. It sat in the corner of her garden. I thought it was the coolest thing, I've never forgotten it.
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Very cool!
     
  4. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's very pretty!
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Its kind of an ingored part of the yard, so now I am going to put some time into that area to make it feel more like a garden.....I dont know ifyou can tell by looking at it but it is kind of a landing in between two stair cases. They lead up to the top of the hill where to goats are. It is a neat little spot.......there is slate alreday laid down on the ground like a patio......
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I really like that! It looks great and I'll bet your birds are really happy to have it!
     
  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Thanks Buster..Ill let you know what they say!
     
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Very pretty and your birds will love it!

    I just finished a 4x8' aviary for my parakeets and it took about a day, but they are really enjoying it now (once the shock of 'hey, I CAN really FLY!' wore off...)
     
  9. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I was actually going to PM you to tell yo iit was up since yours just got going....did you get your button eggs?
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is so very pretty!
     

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