Housing forum: New enclosure construction

 
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ImageSonoita
Mar 31, 2010 8:32 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Here are a few photos of my new enclosure. The gates are not up, nor is the side netting. What you are seeing is only the upright supports and the ceiling netting.

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ImageSonoita
Mar 31, 2010 8:36 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
This is a view of the aisle, on the left, between the barn corrals and the new enclosure. The gate posts nor the gates are in place, but they will open into this aisle.

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ImageSonoita
Mar 31, 2010 8:39 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
This is the opposite end of the enclosure, the end furthest from the barn.

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ImageSonoita
Mar 31, 2010 8:43 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
OK, here you are looking up at the ceiling where the 2" netting is joined in around a tree.

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Image1AnjL
Mar 31, 2010 1:33 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
nice! I like that you incorporated the existing trees into their enclosure! what are you using for the canopy/netting to keep it up? its hard to tell from the photos if its wood or metal?

Also, what are you planning to use for the sides?
All Things Hobby
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ImageSonoita
Mar 31, 2010 2:30 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
The supports are square metal tubing. I'm using 2" game netting on top and 1" game netting from FarmTek on the sides. I will use 3' chicken wire on the bottom for extra protection. The center divider will also be 1" netting with the 3' chicken wire and shade cloth for a visual barrier.

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Image1AnjL
Mar 31, 2010 3:13 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Thumbs up Nice! how big is the overall pen?
All Things Hobby
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ImageSonoita
Apr 1, 2010 2:11 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
The gross circumference is just under 400', in a horseshoe shape which will then be divided into 2.
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Image1AnjL
Apr 1, 2010 5:16 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
I like it, I'm certain your peafowl will too! lol!
All Things Hobby
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Imagekenboy
Apr 1, 2010 7:08 PM CST
Name: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
That is going to be a very nice place to hang out in. The peafowl
are going to be very at home there, which is what it takes to really get production. Are you going to put more than one cock to a pen. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. I knew a guy who bought a bunch of chicks and kept them all together in one big pin and they all did very well together. Size is important if you are keeping several cocks together. Pens like this take time to put together and now it is Spring time with a thousand other things to do, plant this, water that. Keep the pictures coming, and thanks.
ImageSonoita
Apr 5, 2010 10:04 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
I forgot to take pictures this week end of the progress. My worker has failed to show up for work 2 days in a row! Grrr! And the 1" netting is suposed to be 6.25', my enclosure is 10' tall, I calculated to have >1' overage, but the bottom layer isn't even close to the ground!!!!! Grumbling

I plan on putting all of the birds in there for now, my other 2 males are only 2 years old and not showing agression, but that doesn't mean 'Postal' will remain cooperative.

I am not getting any more eggs, maybe the girls are unhappy closed up, while everyone else is wandering until I can get the enclosure completed. Crying
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ImageSonoita
Apr 12, 2010 11:29 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a

OK, I get the dumb blonde award! I worked all weekend on the enclosure, kept my camera close at hand taking progress pictures....the SD card was not in the camera! Grumbling
I have just now placed the card in the camera, and will take pictures ASAP!

I did move everyone in on Saturday night. All is well. I did have to move my purple 2 yr/ old male out because he kept shadowing my eldest hen. She was behaving stressed and wanted his added attention not to be an issue.
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ImageSonoita
Apr 13, 2010 3:03 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Ok, here are a few pictures I took at sunrise on my way out the door to work.

In this view the barn is to the right and the previous enclosure is attached to the barn in the back right.

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ImageSonoita
Apr 13, 2010 3:07 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Here I am standing opposite from the 1st picture. The ladder is inbetween the old enclosure and the new aka the aisle. The ladder is to block the horses from using the aisle.

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ImageSonoita
Apr 13, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Here the cropping is a little pulled out to show more surroundings.

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ImageSonoita
Apr 13, 2010 3:14 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Here I am right of the previous 2 pictures. You may recognise the tree trunk on the left.

That's all for now I tip my hat to you.

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ImageSonoita
Apr 14, 2010 10:24 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Here is 1 of 3 new laying suites for the girls Rolling my eyes.

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ImageSonoita
Apr 14, 2010 10:35 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Laying suite 2/3

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ImageSonoita
Apr 14, 2010 10:42 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Last of the three

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Cathie
Apr 14, 2010 2:18 PM CST
Love the laying suites, the girls have got to be pleased.

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