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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:21 pm 
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Evening again

We have uploaded a photo of our now almost complete training/cockerel cages. They were designed a bit on the larger size to be a bit mulitpurpose. Prinicipally for our large Wyandottes, but could also be used for a pair of bantams or even a broody and her chicks, (with the correct fronts).
The cages are 800mm cubed. Only have the doors to put on!!

One question is what are the thouhts on having the food or water on the outside of the cage. What size hole would you need for a large fowl?? Do you think it would ruffle up the neck feathers too much sticking their head through the hole?? Are there any thoughts on the square mesh as a suitable cage front. Can it affect the feathers at all?

The photo guru's would you mind putting my pic in this thread, I have tried and failed as ususal. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:55 pm 
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Peter,

All you need to do is click on your photo and once displayed in Gallery select one of the 2 lines of code under the image and copy and paste that here :D

I will also put the link to this thread into your photo description.


If you want to practise - you can always just preview your result first :P


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:59 pm 
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I would put the waters on the outside if possible. Because any spillage will then fall to the floor rather then into the actual pen. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:03 am 
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Thanks for your help everyone, particlarly the photo help, I will try again next time.
I like the idea of the outside but just a bit concerned about the neck feathers being ruffled up. I am just not sure. I have heard there are many showies that have the feed or water on the outside so it must be acceptable without too much damage. What size hole would we need for large fowl?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:26 am 
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Why not look at something like a nipple drinker for your water? You would only need to run your piping the length of your cages with a nipple drinker through the bars of each cage.

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I would put the water and food on the inside (saves distroying the hackle) :thumbs:

My wyandotte boxes are only 600 cubed and they are big enough for a standard pair!

You have done a good job

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:17 pm 
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I would put the waters on the outside if possible. Because any spillage will then fall to the floor rather then into the actual pen. :thumbs:

this bloke has it right my show cages are for a variety of large fowl my feed and water are outside i made my holes to suit white leghorn CKLS so everything else has no problems but end of the day decision is yours


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:53 pm 
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If you cut holes in the wire for the birds to poke their head through to get water you will have to cover the edeges so they dot cut their comb or wattles. You could use garden hose or get a bandage or something similar and wrap around the edge of the cut out.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:32 am 
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Thanks everyone for your comments.
next set we build will be 600 cubed, look perfect for the bantams, pleased that it will hold a large pair.
If I have birds good enough to show I certainly dont want to ruin their chances with a man made idea, the edges of the hole will certainly have to be taped or hose to take any sharps away , but I like the idea of at least the water on the outside.
Colin what size are the holes you made for your birds please.


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