The Aviary...TONS of PICS

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SamG347, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Well Finally got some pictures of my Aviary. This is just my old chicken pen that with a little flight netting and some plants I converted into a pen for my Exotic Waterfowl and Pheasant. I hope you all enjoy the pics...I might be swapping the pheasant rooster pictured for a Buff rooster but I want to see how much more coloration he takes on.
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    Gate between old coop and Feed Shed
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    Look towards pond(stock tank)
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    Under Feed shed...Winter area and feeder
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    Look Behind Feed shed
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    Whole Duck gang
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    White Drake in shade..
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    White Drake showing off his crest..which isn't in fully yet.
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    Melanistic Rooster..still coloring in
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    Crossing my path
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    White Drake Reg Hen Pair
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    Melanistic Hen
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    White Mandarin and Silver Wood Duck Drake
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    Silver Woodie Drake...he will still get a lot more coloration is as well
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    More mandarins
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    Looking towards opposite side of pen...
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    2 Buff and a Buff x Melanistic hen waiting to go into aviary.
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    Melanistic rooster blocking exit
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  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Heres a good one that semi shows a reg male mandarins crest...it is usually displayed like this when they do their deep mating call/whistle.
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  3. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, i love all the plants there! Looks quite natural for them.

    What are those tall green plants in the middle? Looks kinda like cornstalks.
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Thanks the birds love it as well. I'm hoping by creating a natural setting to have pheasant hens sit on nests in the spring. But I have the bators as back up incase they don;t [​IMG] And I did have bobwhite in the aviary as well...but they all went right up and out of the 2 inch flight netting. Owell....

    The plants are mostly oats.
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  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    AWESOME!!! I want to set up something like that for my Bobwhites
     
  6. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    HT, those would work fine...I just get mine off farms...simple and easy to do. Just wrake the ground up...spread seed...tamp down...water!
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  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yep, all looks great that silver drake's gone be nice this spring!
     
  9. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I love it! I have a stupid (ignorant) question; do your pheasants and ducks get along pretty well?
     
  10. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The feed store i bought the Mazuri sells it by the pound, so i got 2 pounds! going to plant it now.
     

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