Newest Aviary

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Reeves, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Reeves

    Reeves In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2009
    First pictures are of how I built the sand/grit boxes.
    I build a frame (treated wood, as it sits on ground). Then fill with drain rock.

    Cover that with a felt like filter cloth.

    Then build another frame on top. Sand will go in the center one.









    When including the L shape of the runs, it is 122 feet long.
    Each run section has been built independently, as a 12'x12' section, yet all connected, for strength.
    The building, divided in the center so it will hold two species.
    Each species will have a total of 56 sq. ft. inside their house.
    They will have 48 sq. ft. under the porch, sand bath area.
    They'll have a run of 576 sq. ft. on open grass, for a grand total of 680 sq. ft. per species.
    This aviary covers 1360 sq. ft. of ground.
    Each side was planted (so far) with Brandon Cedars, Emerald Cedars and a Juniper.

    Wire that will go on it will be the green PVC coated wire.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009

  2. Reeves

    Reeves In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2009
    Last picture, is where the Golden will be housed. Far end is for the Reeves.

    The aviary these birds are in right now will be moved and used for meat Pheasants each summer.
    I'll build a completely new aviary in it's place, including a new building.
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
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  4. Lolita

    Lolita Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
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  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've seen pics of you aviaries or at, hmmm, That Quail Place? They are AWESOME!!!!
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    That is amazing/awesome/well done/sweet and everything else! I would love to be your birds [​IMG]
  7. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Holy moley, I'd live in there! LOL

    That looks GREAT.

  8. wing it

    wing it Songster

    Aug 13, 2009
    long island
    very nice
  9. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Songster

    Dec 13, 2009
    Trafalgar, IN
    HUH?! I hope that my house looks like that after we're done remodeling it! Shoot lucky chickens!
  10. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Wow. Thats amAZing!

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