I thought I might share the progression I am currently going through. Aviary wise.
Due to work commitments, Family commitments, Festive seasons, and the law of Murphy. It is taking three times as long to do this.
This time last year I was converting a 2.2m x 2.4m shed into an aviary and breeding room.
It had a suspend flight built on one side.
Half the internals were the breeding room, the other half the rest of the flight. I ended up with 9 breeding cabinets in that breeding room.
After my first Show last year and coming 2nd with an Opaline light green hen in the nest feather section, I decided to expand. I made up 4 triple stock cages and placed them in the garage. Car was left out side.
I prepared the concrete slab for extending.
I moved all the birds into the breeding cabinet and Stock cages
Sold the old aviary
And started construction on the new aviary. 3m x 4.6m 2.4m hight
Currently I have insulated the walls and
Started sheeting it.
Hope fully with the long weekend I can finish the sheeting and the Electrical Work.
The long suffering Wife has the problem of feather dust getting into her car. It stays in the garage. My plans hopefully are to move the birds into the new aviary in the early parts of February.
Well Karen as soon as I get the flights finished I'll be having a Cull. I got the structure of the flights done today. Just need the wire, Doors, and Perches. I want it to be finished before I go on holidays in March. Also the start of the breeding season here.
PS I am an Electrician by trade but love building and wookworking too.
You bird room looks amazing, as the others have said a lot of work but look at the results.
Translation issue I was concerned by the use of the word cull, in the UK this is used to mean a mass killing of birds like they did when they found bird flu . Since Karen wanted the culled birds, I'm geussing you just mean you sell off your extra birds. Unless Karen is keeping an owl and it's eating them
Please put a confused pom stright so I can sleep easy.
One thing to remember with a set up like this or larger is to first see the local council and neighbours. There can be laws governing the building of a large aviary.
I didn't and one of the neighbours complained. It has todate cost me over $700.00au in applications and permits. It still isn't completed yet.
I have a permit to keep up to 90 birds. On the condition that the structure is approved. Unfortunately due to the position of the aviary being near the fence and other services. I have had to request relaxations in the rulings. In my council it costs over $100.00au to ask for a relaxation.