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Making an outdoor Aviary.

What birds would go together comfortably in an outdoor aviary?

Were just in the planning stages at the minute so any ideas welcome, it will be a 2metres wide by 4 metres long. We will have a roof on it aswell. We will be constructing it now and birds will be added at a later date, but just curious what could be put together and also kept outdoors in the irish climate, ideally something with a bit of colour.

Anyone any experience with setting up or having an aviary?

vmulvany
Saturday, May 16th, 2020

I got on of Darren Ryan, he's on Donedeal but sounds like you're in the middle of building it,probably cheaper that way. I have a pair of doves and actually trying to sell the young as they hatch frequently. Never had doves before but I'm really enjoying them. They were out in the open part throughout January, doesn't seem to bother them.
I'm looking for quail as that's my main interest, just very little going with lockdown. You can keep them on the ground and the likes of Japanese and Chinese are fairly hardy, all quail don't like wet and damp conditions but can take the cold. You could add budgies, canaries or finches as they should get on. Problem is usually when you have 2 pairs of the same breed in a small space, they'll fight for territory. Hope this helps. Best of luck and if you want doves, let me know

Torsten Schulz
Saturday, May 16th, 2020

A lock of tumbler pigeons and fly them aswell

Doctorsroomghost
Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Thanks for your help, great suggestions, ive never had pigeons or doves, something to look into!

vmulvany
Monday, May 18th, 2020

Bobwhite quail are hardy and will perch as well as sit on the ground.
Copsewood Aviaries in Kilmacanogue just outside Bray always has a great selection of birds,seeds and advice to what goes together, from a cheap budgie to expensive exotic birds. Worth a trip

Torsten Schulz
Monday, May 18th, 2020

Im definitely going to head up there for a look once the restrictions are lifted. Thanks for recommendations.

vmulvany
Friday, May 22nd, 2020


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