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Posted 14th October 2010, 01:04 PM
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This is a design I have been working on. I hope it comes through.


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Posted 14th October 2010, 01:09 PM
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There are three compartments. Each is 32"x48"x 24". Each has a nest box 12x32x16
The orange doors on the front are the landing pad and traps. I plan on using the plastic flanges used on rooftop vents. The doors hing up and the leg that braces each door hinges with a piece of chain to hold it in the correct position when opened. Still need to devide the flight to keep birds seperate.
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You could make the roof out of clear Tuftex roof panels..they sell at Lowes or Home Depot..that will allow sunlight in and that makes happy birds.
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If I may ask what would be the purpose of such a desighn?
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I have very little space. I need the unit to be easily transportable by pickup truck. The three divisions are for managing the birds. It will never have very many, but two breeders, two YB, and a kit will take up the spaces. The design is to provide nest boxes and an outdoor flight for each of the groups. I hope to keep Birmingham Rollers or Orientals. I am trying to keep the cost down for the build. It is just one version of a loft I am working on by looking at all the options out there. I don’t have $500.00 to spend on a loft.
The front with the landing pads also provides access to the loft. The fronts of all three sections hinge open. I have more pictures of the nest boxes, seen extending out the back of the loft over the flight/aviary. I would rather not walk on the same floor as the birds. I fear I could track in disease or track some out to my home.
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This is the back of the loft. The bottom is made of screen for the loft and the aviary. You can see the access doors for the nest boxes from the outside.
Do I need a tray under the screen to block off wind? For parrots I had to.
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Posted 14th October 2010, 03:20 PM
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I used Sketchup from Google. It is free. If you download the program I can send the 3D file and you can rotate the image, explore the design, even change everything at will.
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Posted 14th October 2010, 07:23 PM
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much better if you will put that aviary in front.
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re: alternative ideas


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much better if you will put that aviary in front.
I reckon the aviary should be at the front too, though i can understand your need to access the birds from the front. An alternative could be to have the nest spaces on top of the aviary using a simple rectangular format. Another idea would be to have a hutch style loft. There is a guy who races on the natural system using this mode of management and it is a really nice set up. Check it out on google....... 'hutch loft or pigeon coop'
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I reckon the aviary should be at the front too, though i can understand your need to access the birds from the front. An alternative could be to have the nest spaces on top of the aviary using a simple rectangular format. Another idea would be to have a hutch style loft. There is a guy who races on the natural system using this mode of management and it is a really nice set up. Check it out on google....... 'hutch loft or pigeon coop'
I can see why you wouldn't have the aviary on the front. That would make it impossible to open all three fronts for access to the birds. I was even wondering how you would do that with the landing boards until I read that they are hinged and can fold out of the way.
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Bat Wing Perch

This is a perch design I have been working on. It combines the cleaning ease of the V perch and the confinement benefit of the box perch.

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The plan for the individual unit.
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much better if you will put that aviary in front.
I tend to agree.

Why not put the aviary under the landing boards and make the access doors a lil larger to might make catching the birds a lil easier (in your design, looks like a pretty long stretch from that upper back door to the front bottom corner)
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Here is a picture with one of the three doors open. It should clear things up a bit.

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