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Hi All

I am planning to build a new home for my birds sometime soon and wanted to know if there is anything that I ought to specially consider while I am in the planning stages.

The Plan is to have a 2 part house, one made of brick and an adjoining wooden framed area.

The brick house is going to have a water tight roof so that it is dry and shaded, will also have pleanty of high pearches and nesting areas. I thought to include some concrete shelfs sticking out from the wall that I can build a secure nesting area on them. Also there will be a window to allow light into the house. The floor is going to be concrete again, to allow it to be easily washable and will be angled to drain outside.

There will also be a feeding and watering area built into this house, I thought that a new peice of guttering would do the job for the food, anchored onto the wall with a pearch along side, and a table for the water feeder, perhaps another concrete shelf.

There will be a wooden doorway from one to the other big enough for me, however I will cut a section out of this to allow the birds to fly in and out as they please and this out to help keep the wind and rain out too.

The wooden framed area will be covered in chicken wire and open to the elements. The bottom 30cm of this area will also be brick built. Pleanty of fresh air and sun shine! The floor will be gravel and the main entry door will also be in this area. Again pleanty of pearches and swings and the wood will be pre treated with stain to make it attractive on the eye and also to preserve it against the elements.

Size wise both areas will be about 1.3m x 1.3m and 2m tall. The wooden framed area will probably be a little bigger area wise.

Have I considered everything that I need to or does anyone have any suggestions or other ideas??? I would be interested to know what you think.

Thanks all

Liam
Liam Ball MMC

www.w-k-m.co.uk

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