Aviary for dogs with their own hands
If you like to make or just want to save, then it will not be difficult for you to make an aviary for a dog with your own hands.
Aviary protects the dog from unfavorable weather: snow, rain, wind, heat. This is her home and he must meet a number of requirements:
- it should have a warm booth;
- the length of one side should not be less than two meters;
- The cage should be large enough that it would be convenient for a person to clean it.
Size of the enclosure for the dog
The size of the cage depends on the size of the dog. For a dog with a height at the withers up to 50 cm, the area of the enclosure should be at least 6 square meters, and with an increase of more than 65 cm - at least 10 square meters. If it is assumed that the aviary may contain another dog or a bitch with puppies, then their living space should be increased at least 1.5 times.
But if it is assumed that the dog is released for the night into a protected area, then the enclosure may not be very large.
Drawings and materials for making a cage for dogs with their own hands
When you decide on the basic dimensionsAn enclosure must necessarily draw a drawing. You can take a ready-made project or draw it in any form. Having prepared the drawing of the enclosure, it is necessary to choose the building materials from which these or other parts of the structure will be made. The floor can be asphalt or concrete. Cement is too cold and should be covered with a wooden flooring of at least 2 by 1.5 m.
For ease of cleaning in the enclosure and removal of moistureIt is worth making a slight slope of the floor in the side of the facade - in 1-3 degrees. Under the floor should be a ventilated space of at least 5 cm, so that moisture and parasites do not penetrate. The floor rails must be treated with wood-protective antifouling impregnation and fastened by means of screws - screws, not nails.
On one side of the enclosure it is necessary to equipDrainage of water, where it will drain from the roof, and from the floor. At least one wall of the enclosure should be in the form of a lattice, so that the dog had a view. The grid should consist only of pipes. Grid is inadmissible. All metal elements of the enclosure must be carefully cleaned and covered with enamel. Closed walls can be made of metal corrugated board or slate, and better boards or wooden panels.
The door and the trough areFront side of the enclosure. The door must be opened only inside the dog's room and securely locked from the outside. The feeder is necessary for delivery of food and water to the dog by strangers. For example, when the owners leave. It should be placed at a height of 20-30 cm from the floor and have a latch, which is fixed in the closed position.
Roofing can be made of any suitable materials: Metal tile, corrugated board, ondulin, soft roof, etc. But you also need to do it without using nails. Of course, it is better if the roof is covered with soft material, so that rain and hail does not irritate the dog. The location of the enclosure also matters. Ideally, it should be that its latticed façade in the cold regions goes to the south, and in hot regions - to the south-west or southeast. This should be a dry place of the site and in the enclosure at any time of the day there should be a shaded spot so that the dog can hide from the sun.