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Aviary Floor

Post by Harrie on Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:06 am

I am planning an aviary type thing on the side of a shed in spring. Could anyone give me any advice on the flooring? I would really like to keep the floor natural and leave the plants in but know that this will soon be full of droppings whereas concrete will be nice and easy to hose down.

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Re: Aviary Floor

Post by Suz on Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:04 pm

I've changed my aviary to concrete slabs because the ducks recked the bark & plants, so I used the extra bark for the Quails big hutch and run (half slabs, half bark) but to be honest its a disaster It gets stuck together with poop & food, I disinfect and rake it daily but its still a mess, mould grows under the feeder & drinkers etc. So I'm planning to lift the bark again and put down more slabs. Both my arks are on stabs, I did start off putting hem-core down for them, but it was no better than the bark, now I put a covering of chopped straw which I brush up daily, disinfect then hose down.

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Re: Aviary Floor

Post by Ironsun on Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:46 pm

Hi,

When I kept budgie, canaries and finches in outdoor flights, the best flooring was concrete or paving slabs. These both can be hosed down with disinfectant weekly to keep clean.

With a planted area, you'll need to plant it up for at least six months before introducing any kind of bird. The floor of this type of avairy is very hard to keep clean. Derek.
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Re: Aviary Floor

Post by Harrie on Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:11 pm

Thanks. I was thinking along the lines of slabs as they are not so permanent.

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