Poultry is next to me and it is very pity when the bird is in a tight cage, not having the opportunity to spread its wings for flight.
If a bird flies in the fresh air and under the sun’s rays, its health is strengthened and moulting passes faster.
To create such conditions, an aviary is needed, it is better for the bird and easier to maintain than a few cages.
There are some disadvantages of aviaries that need to be considered before starting to build them.
A certain area is required in a room or on a plot.
If one bird gets sick, the rest fall into the risk group and it is necessary to isolate the patient in time and to carry out mandatory prevention of treatment of others in the aviary.
For example, for breeding parrots, each pair requires a separate cage with a nesting house.
Of course, it is quite possible to breed birds in enclosures, but in this case, it is much more difficult to provide the nesting pair with peace, proper nutrition and control over the breeding and development of offspring.
Aviaries are street and indoor.
The construction of a street aviary is much larger than indoor. The enclosure in the garden should have a floor, a roof, as well as a foundation that matches the climatic conditions.
Today on the market there are a lot of options for enclosures that you can buy ready-made, but it’s very difficult to select specific sizes that fit your space, especially apartment space, and the price does not always suit you.
Therefore, bird lovers most often want to build their own aviary.
The main advantage of homemade aviaries is that you design a “bird house” not only based on the needs of the bird, but also decide how many doors you need, where to hang the nest houses, and which design to design.
Building a new house for your birds can save up to 80% compared to buying a new one.
There are a lot of instructions for building your own aviary on the Internet, but choosing one of the best will greatly simplify the task.
You can get a set of construction plans: “How to build an aviary.”
You get plans and projects for the construction of open-air cages, stands, lofts and much more – choose for yourself. You will go through every step of the construction process.
Design No. 1 – Portable Aviary and Birdcage
This is one of the most popular designs, as the aviary can be used both inside the house and on your site on the street (in the garden).
To facilitate cleaning, there are removable pallets and several doors for quick access to feeding and drinking areas.
Some bird lovers take off the wheels and use it as a cage, suitable for any poultry.
Its dimensions: length 60 inches (1525 mm), depth 34 inches (864 mm), height 60 inches (1525 mm).
Design No. 2 – Round aviary with doors
Also suitable for any birds and used as an open-air cage.
It has a safety compartment with two doors, which prevents shoots, there are also additional doors for feeding and drinking, the roof shelters from rain and sun.
Dimensions: Depth 67 inches (1700 mm), Length 101 inches (2570 mm), Height 100 inches (2250 mm).
Design No. 3 – Flight Cage
The design provides enough space for birds to train, fly and play.
Additionally, a roof can be added. Perfectly furnished with extra perches and toys.
It works with all types of poultry, as well as with game, for example, pheasants and quails. Dimensions: depth 73 ″ (1860 mm), length 73 ″ (1860 mm), height 72 ″ (1830 mm).
Design No. 4 – Dove Loft
Perfect design for all pigeon lovers. Comes with traps at the front allowing pigeons to enter freely, and with large doors on both sides for easy access. Plus a raised floor provides an extra layer or safety for your birds. Dimensions for the attic pigeon: 127 ″ Height (3212 mm), 143 ″ Length (3632 mm), 117 ″ Depth (2965 mm).
This is a simple and super-sized bird holder designed for people with lots of birds or larger bird owners.
It uses a reinforced wooden design with a double structure, which makes the aviary very strong,
A sloping roof provides added protection against the elements. It works with all types of poultry, as well as with game, for example, pheasants and quails. Dimensions: 12.8 feet (3.9 meters), 6.6 feet (2 meters), 8.2 feet (2.5 meters).
Design No. 6 – House for the dovecote
Designed for dove owners, this dovecote has 6 access points and entrances to separate nest boxes.
There are door platforms for landing birds
The four-leg stand also provides reliable protection against predators. Previously used in the 1800s as a status symbol! Sizes: 3’3 ″ Length (1000 mm), 3’3 ″ Depth (1000 mm), 6’6 ″ Height (2000 mm).
There are also many projects and plans of others that a beginner can use. You need only the most basic tools and no existing carpentry skills.
Clear, color, step by step drawings provide you with everything you need.