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    Default Tamie House

    Does anyone have the plans to build a normal johnny house? Only plans I can find seem to be for elaborate mansions. Just want to keep about 20 birds or so for training.
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    At one time I had a set from Lion Country Supply. The house I built is 4' x4'. I'll look to see if I still have them somewhere.

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    Quality Wildlife in GA has a nice design. I don't have the plans but have seen the finished product. I have one that I threw together that is not fancy but functional. I will snap a few pics this evening.

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    The ones I have seen have looked similar to this.

    Make sure you put a bigger door for access for food, water, and cleaning out. Use 1/2 inch hardware cloth for the floor. And raise it off the ground with 4*4 skids to keep it clean and make it easier to move.

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    Here are a couple pics of mine. I used a plywood bottom and wish I had used hardware cloth. Shavings or straw on one side, sand in the middle, and food/water on the other side. It is roughly 4'x6' and built on 4x4 skids so I can drag it around with the tractor.

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    Thanks for the pictures and ideas fellas.

    What system are you using for water?
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    I'm using a vacuum system that I rigged up with PVC. The end is underwater in a stainless bowl that is almost completely covered with a piece of plywood. There is a valve on the bottom of the pipe and the top. I close the valve on the bottom, open the valve on top and fill the pipe. Then I close the valve on top and open the one on the bottom and the vacuum keeps it from running out. I need to add another pipe or go to a larger size. I only get about 4 to 5 days with the system I have now with 25 birds in the box. I think the one I have now is 2".

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    I still owe you some pics, but my dad bought a prebuilt water and feeder. Not exactly these, but similar.



    But you could easily build both from a piece of 4" pvc.

    I've used these nipples with chickens and a 5 gallon bucket.

    https://www.amazon.com/Oasis-Poultry...oultry+nipples

    The suggestion I would make is to make it where you can fill it from outside. It would be easy to add a 45 to the pipe and make this happen. But I do like the way he has his mounted on the door in the video above too.

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