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sorrell



Joined: 17 Apr 2009
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Location: HAMPSHIRE UK
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:15 am Reply with quote

HI EVERYONE

my pair of peafowl keep wandering bothering the neighbours so i either try to find them another home where they can free range or construct a large cage for them - has anyone done this and if so could they send pictures please to give me any ideas.

thanks everyone
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featherhead
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Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Location: Louisville KY
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:44 am Reply with quote

Hi Sorrell
Here are some photos of our aviaries. All the birds have a straw-filled barn. The pens are 20'x30' and larger, built with stained 2x4 and 2x6 lumber and covered with 2x4 welded wire. (The bare pen is chickens, who tend to eat all the grass.) After breeding season ends, we open the gates and let the peas wander back and forth.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x25/1featherhead/AviariesJun32009-2.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x25/1featherhead/AviariesJune2009.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x25/1featherhead/AviariesApril2009-7.jpg
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http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x25/1featherhead/AviariesApril2009-1.jpg

There are some great photos and construction ideas on breeders' websites.

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smokeyberd



Joined: 15 Nov 2007
Posts: 41
Location: golden valley, az
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:41 am Reply with quote

oh featherhead, they are beautiful. did you build them yourself? and the landscaping is great too Surprised you are so lucky to have all that. i hope after we move to az in 2 weeks we can build something as nice too. ours are similar here in mi., but of course we cannot haul it all with us. they are nice examples of how to care for peas properly, thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:12 pm Reply with quote

Hi Smokeyberd
Yes, we built the aviaries ourselves. I'm lucky to be married to a guy who can build or fix just about anything. This can come in very handy, except when you have an ancient, ugly clothes dryer and you want a new one. He kept going to Sears and buying $9 worth of parts in a personal quest to see how long he could keep that machine on life support. Finally, after many years, it could no longer be repaired and I got a new one! Yaaay!

The aviaries were fun because we learned new things with each addition, and each addition can be purpose-specific. One pen was not built to house chicks (no chicken wire on the inside of the pen, no enclosed nesting areas in the barn, etc.). The largest barn is for the oldest pair because they love sitting in the loft together while it rains. Because I spend a lot of time with the peas, the insides of the barns are also painted. The eggnog yellow is bright and cheery. Each aviary has a park bench to sit and enjoy the birds. Flowers are planted outside the pens for pretty photo backgrounds. Each pen has an area where I don't cut the grass, and that keeps the ground cooler during the summer.

We've considered moving to the next county west, but aren't willing to take on this massive project again. We like what we have, and can keep adding on if we choose.

Hope you'll keep in touch after your move. We'd love to see your new place. Moving is such a chore!

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JenniferB
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:59 pm Reply with quote

Beautiful!! We are in the beginning stages of doing similar things. It is nice to see your pictures and see that my similar ideas look so beautiful. It is a lot of work, but so worth it! Our plan is to just slowly continue to add and change like you did.

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