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 buildings that can be bought ready-made, but it is very difficult to choose specific sizes that suit your space, especially the space of an apartment, and the price does not always suit you.
Therefore, bird lovers most often want to build their own aviary.
The main advantage of self-made aviaries is that you create 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 what 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 on how to build your own aviary on the Internet, but choosing one of the best will greatly simplify the task.
You can get a set of building plans: “How to build an aviary.”
You receive plans and projects for the construction of aviaries, stands, lofts and much more – choose yourself. You will walk through each stage of the construction process.
Construction No. 1 – Portable aviary and bird cage
This is one of the most popular designs, since the aviary can be used both inside the house and on your site outside (in the garden).
For easy cleaning, there are removable trays and multiple doors for quick access to the feeding and drinking areas.
Some bird lovers take the wheels off and use them as a cage suitable for any poultry.
It measures 60 “(1525 mm) long, 34” (864 mm) deep, 60 “(1525 mm) high.
Construction No. 2 – Round enclosure with doors.
Also suitable for all birds and used as an aviary.
Has a protective compartment with two doors to prevent escapes, there are also additional doors for feeding and drinking, a roof shelters from rain and sun.
Dimensions: 67 “(1700 mm) deep, 101” (2570 mm) long, 100 “(2250 mm) high.
Construction No. 3 – Flight cage
The design provides enough space for birds to train, fly and play.
Additionally, a roof can be added. Nicely furnished with extra perches and toys.
Works with all types of poultry, as well as with game such as 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. Supplied with traps at the front to allow pigeons to enter freely and large doors on both sides for easy access. In addition, the raised floor provides additional protection for the birds. Attic pigeon dimensions: 127 inches high (3212 mm), 143 inches long (3632 mm), 117 inches deep (2965 mm).
This is a simple and very large bird holder designed for people with a lot of birds or for owners of large birds.
The enclosure uses a double structure reinforced wooden structure which makes the enclosure very durable
… The sloping roof provides additional protection from the elements. Works with all types of poultry, as well as with game such as pheasants and quails. Dimensions: 3.9 meters (12.8 feet), 2 meters (6.6 feet), 2.5 meters (8.2 feet).
Designed for pigeon owners, this dovecote has 6 access points and entrances to separate nests.
There are bird landing doorways.
The four-legged stand also provides reliable protection from predators. Previously used in the 1800s as a status symbol! Dimensions: Length 3ft 3 “(1000mm), Depth 3ft 3” (1000mm), Height 6ft 6 “(2000mm).
There are also many projects and other plans that a beginner can use. You only need the most basic tools and no existing carpentry skills.
Clear, colorful, step-by-step drawings will give you everything you need.