Sight Barrier Material for Peafowl Pens

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bdfive, May 29, 2012.

  1. featherhead

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    Hardware stores carry some good materials. Back in the fencing/roofing section, look for long corrugated vinyl panels that are used for roof-overs. I decided to go with these panels for my new pheasant pen. The 26" tall x 8' panels came in white only, and cost $13.65 each at Lowe's. 26" tallx12' long cost $20.48 and come in several colors. They won't allow airflow, but won't retain heat like metal. The price isn't bad, and they are readily available in case you need to replace one down the road. Hope this helps.
     
  2. bdfive

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    I have to have air flow. It's just to darn hot in this part of Texas. We've used some of the polycarbonate roofing in the light grey which is almost clear and green. Alternated the 2 colors to create shade but also light in the back shed area. They work great and are suppose to last about 15 years even in this blazing sun.

    Sorry, I know I need to reply to some of the other ideas. Have read them. I can't believe something isn't manufactored for this purpose.

    Thanks everyone!!!
     
  3. bdfive

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    Need to look into these. Thanks.
     
  4. Lil Zoo

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    Might be more than you want to spend but what about the 4x8 sheets of plastic lattic; It does last forever. I put it up on dog pen just to make it look nicer. It comes in different size holes. Don't know if that would be enough to detour them from seeing each other or not, but would let air through and not be as hot. It comes in white, tan, and green I think.
     
  5. DAS

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    You could try shade cloth. The type they use over greenhouses and dog kennels. It could be cut to the height you need. Air will go through the cloth and it should also be dark enough to stop the fighting. It's a thicker material so should last quite a while. You can get it at Menards or any other place that sells tarps and such.
     
  6. NateinFL

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    I agree with the silt fence idea, even if you can't find it used it is not expensive and I've seen it in use at a breeder's facilities.
     
  7. bdfive

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    Looks like Home Depot and Lowes has silt fence. I know they have shade cloth. I'll check them out. I'm thinking the shade clothe will let more air/breeze through. It was 106 today here in Hill Country of Texas about 30 miles north of San Antonio. I had fans, water misting and pans of water for the peafowl to stand in and they were still panting. Sure can cut off circulation between the pens. Thanks everyone.
     
  8. Trefoil

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    How about burlap? It wouldn't constrict the air flow.
     
  9. nickel chick

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    for airflow you can also drill larger hole in it. would be extra work but I always Like a once and done projects. Fabric will tear as will plastic I like the idea of the clear conrogated fiberglass.
     
  10. bdfive

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    Wow Nickel Chick, you are bringing this thread to the surface after all these years. I did install some shade clothe I bought at Home Depot but had to double it. Wasn't really great at letting any breeze through. I finally took it down but may be putting some back up before next breeding season. It really helped keeping the males from fighting through the fence.

    Since this thread I hatched some swan eggs and now have 2 Black Australian Swans, Gracie and Gunther, 8 months old. Have been working on a habitat for them all summer and about finished. I'm thinking about putting shade cloth up around their Safe Pen where they'll stay nights. They tend to pace and want out through the wire unless they have a big kiddie pool to swim in. Don't think I'm going to supply them with swimming water in their night pen but they'll have a few swimming pools in their big day yard. They have been more work then peafowl could ever be but they are worth it. Love my Aussie Swans!! (-:
     

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