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« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2009, 02:09:53 PM »

Can anyone get that Miss. State site to work??????
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« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2009, 04:18:54 PM »

Try this http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/plans/fltplan.htm
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« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2009, 04:43:31 PM »

That is the same plan I used for my pen and has worked Great for me. Working on another one for the Spring, a little longer with a smaller Building
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« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2009, 07:52:21 PM »

What are the dimensions.

Overall length x width x ht (wire to netting)

4x4 posts ctr to ctr

lumber dims? and ctrs?


Regarding the original elevated pen in this thread...

Overall length x width x ht (wire to netting)
This one is 12 ft wide x 60 ft long.  7.5 ft inside height.

4x4 posts ctr to ctr
6 ft length of pen

lumber dims? and ctrs?
The joists and rafters going the 12ft span are 2x6, as well as the perimeter floor joist running the length.  2x4's make up the remainder of the framework.
 
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« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2009, 11:30:05 PM »

Thanks Pete !!!!!!!!!!!!! s98
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« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2009, 06:57:47 PM »

how deep did you sink posts into ground, did you use concret or gravel to set posts. also are you havin any problems with snow on your flat roof, netting saging with snow wgt? Nice flight pen. Thanks. J.W.....
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« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2009, 08:23:31 PM »

Posts are same rule as fence posts and foundation footers for my area...3ft min. 

No concrete or gravel although the clay soil I have is close to concrete sometimes.

Roof support is more than adequate for my location and even considered excessive to most but I don't have to drop netting support poles and let my netting on the ground during extreme weather conditions to keep the netting from tearing.
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« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2009, 08:28:24 AM »

Floor wire question .....

Is it (3) rolls of 4 ft width running the 60 (ft) length?  If so any tricks handling the wire so it runs straight? How did you fasten the 2x6's running length wise? Toe nail?

What brand model stapler? 

Anyone else planning to build a flight pen this year? 

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« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2009, 11:00:56 AM »

Im going to build one,got my plans from  www.quailranch-ok.com  they also have a water system I would like to try.
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« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2009, 11:56:24 AM »

I have my lumber order in and should be delivered this week. I have 8 12x48 flight pens all attached to 12x15 brooding areas for each pen.
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« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2009, 07:36:18 AM »

Floor wire question .....

Is it (3) rolls of 4 ft width running the 60 (ft) length?  If so any tricks handling the wire so it runs straight? How did you fasten the 2x6's running length wise? Toe nail?

What brand model stapler? 

Yes, 3 rolls of wire 4 ft wide running the length.

The joists the wire seams fall on are toenailed on one end but nailed straight through the crossing joists on the other end of each one.  If you start at one end of the pen and work toward the other end you'll always have one end of the board that won't require toenailing.

The stapler I have is decent, not the worst not the best.  It's a craftsman and will shoot up to 1.5 inch brads or staples.  Attached are pics of the stapler and the galvanized staples I used.

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« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2009, 09:50:18 AM »

Good post Bird.  I would like to stress a little more about using galvanized nails and staples when using treated lumber.  The treatment chemicals will eat through common nails in 6 months and you get to start over   s80
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« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2009, 08:10:00 PM »

All nice pens.  Do you have any drawings of the inside brooding areas and catch pens.  Trying to build one long building to cover from incubation untill release at the other end.  Any thoughts would be helpful.  Thanks
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« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2009, 08:16:17 PM »

That would work well to just run them from one place to the other as they grew without having to ever catch them until you sell them.  Definitely cut down on a small bit of labor.

I like to keep my Breeders, brooding, incubation and flight pens all seperated for bio-security reasons though.  That way if someone were to infect it wouldn't travel through one building a kill off everything I had.  I would have a chance to contain it in one part of my operation without is spreading (hopefully).
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« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2009, 09:01:04 PM »

My idea is to construct a building for each of the 3 types of birds I want to raise and release.  I bought some breeder birds so I have to start with a Brood area(please correct my terminology if it's wrong), an incubation and hatch room with a wash area, an indoor chick brooding area for 1 week then to an indoor/outdoor area from 2 weeds and then into the fly pen for 2-3 weeks more until release.  The fly pen is the easy part but i need drawings of a catch pen at the end if I need to box some birds eventhough most will just be pushed out the door.  And it all needs to be able to be pressure washed for easy cleaning.  Any ideas
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