I build the house we are living in in 2005 and moved in in January 2006, I liked the design for the garage was attached to the house.
The garage was to be the birdshed from day one and a lot of attention was paid to design the inside.
Due to the planning and buildingregulations I could not change anything to the outside but this was good enough for me with plenty of windows.
|The first thing that was moved into the new house even befor we moved in ourselfs were the breedingcages and the birds for I was in the middle of the breeding season. I first started of with an aviary of 3.5x2.5 mtr as in one big flight and 16 breedingcages in January 2007 I added a small flight for the young birds and another 16 breedingcages.Four of the new cages were used as stockcages and another 4 were not used at all the other 8 cages were used gradualy from February on.
|There is also a sinkunit with hot and cold flowwing water and the heating is provide by a radiater connected to the central heatingsystem, the aircirculation is directed by a big extractorfan and the possibility of opening a good few windows the fan is divided to seven vents divided high and low wich gives a good atmosphere in the room. The total groundspace is approx 6x5.5 mtr of wich an storage area of 4x1 mtr is separated this can also be used as a quarentine space.
|The lights a directed by a timer leaving the lights on from 7 am till 1pm and from 3pm till 11.30pm this would light up 4 double fluorecent light at night a 100 watt bulb is fading down to 10 watt and stays on for the night, as you see I give the birds a rest of two hours and they really relax during that time. The complete floor is tyled for easy maintenence. Future plans are to make a moveble stockcage and use the 32 breedingcages.