thermostated exhaust fan...for when it gets real hot.
Roosting perch for when he/she wants not to be seen.
3 foot high by 5 foot long barred window and perch.
Broad picture of whole thing with work bench, refridgerator.
Temp weathering area for inspection.... which will change once i get my 7 foot high privacy fence put up this weekend... and that ladies and gentleman has put me back in the poor house LOL hahahaha. time to start saving again.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2008 15:36:55 GMT -5 by Falcon Boy
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These photos are a couple years old. I've added lattice to the weathering area sence, but you get the idea. Access is thru the garage into a small scale room inside the window you see beyond the weathering. I've built a chain link kennel where you see the ladder hanging on the garage.
I built the mew out of log because it matched my building and I had left over logs from building the building. The GH's are made of aluminum angle and bathroom board except the 3 bird box I had to do some chicken SH!@t repair the other week with the top and doors with what I had laying around but am going to fix it right latter.
Post by redshoulder-1st yr apprentice on Feb 29, 2008 1:25:56 GMT -5
Wow that's pretty neat to have a bunch of ideas out there. I'm at that point in the licensing process where I have everything taken care of, except for the mew.
I was considering purchasing a shed (i have a special deal with a manufacturer so it'll be super cheap) and then modifying it by setting a window or two with vertical bars in it. Since my property has setbacks (my family is building a house), it has been difficult to even plan on where the mew should be. Just gotta wait though! Anyways, these pictures are very helpful in giving me some ideas for my mew. Thanks!
Post by chad13dnvr (DBH) on Jun 4, 2008 11:24:00 GMT -5
I'm getting ready to start building my Mews this weekend and am thinking of using this shed kit. you can get it in barn style as well as the peak style but i think the peak style would be easier to modify to the correct dimentions. The design is for 7x8 but i could extend the roof lenght 2x4s to end up with 8 or 9x8. I was wondering if anyone has used anything like this kit and have any pros or cons.
Here are a few quick pics. I kept the design simple, and sheeted the inside of the house so that the inside is smooth and has no ledges for a feather breaking perch spots. The windows are barred with pvc and metal conduit, screened and chicken wired to keep the cats from poking in. I also went with a simple yet effective double entry, and putting the eve over the main door was very nice on stormy, rainy days.
Post by chad13dnvr (DBH) on Oct 3, 2008 15:10:13 GMT -5
I thought i would go ahead and post a picture of my new facilities. This was the most recent picture that i had on my computer. It now has a shingled roof and some other trimmings but you get the idea. The substrate for the floor will be delivered this weekend and the door will go on and the perches will go in. There are 5 six foot and 5 two foot panels that can be put up against the front on brackets to creat different window arangments depending on weather, what i'm doing with the bird etc. I'll post an updated picture of the finished product this weekend. The dimentions are 8' deep, 10' long and the walls are 8.5' feet tall. The interior pitch on the roof adds another 2' at the interior peak of the pitch.