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Reeves
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« on: June 21, 2009, 07:42:59 AM »



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.
Thet 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.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 10:48:47 AM »

 sk3 wow very impressive Reeves! it looks great!

What species do you plan on putting in this new aviary?

 s98
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 11:16:16 AM »

When finished, the Reeves will go in the north end, and Golden in the south end.

Then I'm going to completely re-build their present pen, including a new house.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 01:02:45 PM »

Reeves got to say you do know how to BUILD.Looks great
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009, 03:20:00 PM »

Very Sharp and Clean Looking!  Deserving an ATTABOY!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 07:33:09 AM »

 ww2

That is a really impressive avairy.   Looks as if you've been right at it!?  Very nice Reeves!

Did you ever find a supplier for the PVC coated wire?

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 08:05:45 AM »

I've been in touch with two companies in China, and another one in the States that have the wire.
Waiting on a quote from the States company.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 09:22:42 AM »

Got a reply (long time ago) from the States.
Won't be buying from them !
They think it's made of gold !

Forget the exact price, but with shipping it would likely have been about 400-500 dollars/100' roll !
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 09:50:23 PM »

GOOD LOOKING PENS HOW MANY BIRDS ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP IN IT?
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 11:40:19 AM »

Pair (or maybe trio) in each end. So, max, 6 birds.

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2010, 09:19:02 PM »

Reeves I'm several months late but I must admit thats some great looking pens.  I'm considering building some additions such as that but I was always reluctant to have them on the ground.  Don't have much of a choice though because theres too much egg breakage from the bobwhites in the pens.  Coturnix I dont have the first problem with.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2010, 12:28:50 AM »

Lets see I think that I could get at least 200 birds in each pen. thk1  y1............Great Job Buddy !!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2010, 11:57:26 AM »

Finally put wire on it !

Moved a Golden pair into the south end last week, Reeves pair went into the north end yesterday !

680 sq. ft. for each species.....makes them look smaller  s020

Golden pair look "Lost in Space"   s020

I planted 5 Emerals Cedars in each end.....al winter killed. All the Brandon Cedars are doing very well.

More planting will go on the outside : Hops. Grow well/fast and provides lots of cover.

Now to plan out the next couple aviaries  :grin:
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2010, 10:47:23 PM »

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Finally put wire on it !

That's great!  tu2   But we demand some up to date pics.  :grin:

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Now to plan out the next couple aviaries

 :-o    ck1

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2010, 10:09:29 AM »

As soon as the grass greens up !

Push is on to build a new aviary , out of one of the green house frames. April 18/10 I picked up a pair of three year old Blackshoulder Peafowl.

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