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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:34 pm 
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I want to make some practice pens/isolation pen to let my birds get used to showing what dimensions should they be for large fowl? Also does anyone know of someone in the outer brisbane area who sells cagefronts or an easy way to make some?
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Christian,

Have a look at www.bellsouth.com.au (under Equipment, then fanciers)they sell the cage front for bantam and large fowl, large fowl is 600 x 600mm, so that gives you your dimensions straight off. Ducks are 760x600 if anyone else is interested.

They also ship, there may be some up in Brissy but that is the only one I know.

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thanks alot for the information i'll get straight into it.
you are all soooooooo helpful
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When I saw this yesterday, I was trumped for ideas but knew someone(s) would eventually come to the party.

When you get around to setting them up, we'd love to see your handywork! :D

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I knew there was a recent post about practice pens, so went hunting around for it. You may have already seen it.

If not, here it is:

http://forum.backyardpoultry.com/viewtopic.php?t=7958326

Credit to postor, Blue Lace. :D

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old fridge and oven shelving would make a good cage front. pretty close to right size too.

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Location: drought or flooding rain with the random bushfire storm = yep thats about it for here
You could always go to yr local supermarket and ask for empty boxes - put mesh on the front = they are only temporary but useful in the short term while you are making the permanent ones. Just cut a piece of cardboard and tape it across the front the stop any wood shavings coming out too easily.

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I know its a bit tall = I got carried away with myself!! :oops: :roll: :oops:

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