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Terry, Her husband hates both of us. I can't wait until she tells him TSC is having "chick days" and she has to build a bigger coop!
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Terry, Her husband hates both of us. I can't wait until she tells him TSC is having "chick days" and she has to build a bigger coop!

lol.... Agree.

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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OK y'all, I'm seriously laughing out loud. Are you both reading my mind? I already have a secret plan to do an additional coop in the spring and hatch some of our own babies (figured that would be a great experience for my 11 year old daughter).
I'm sure my hubby has a jigsaw. He has a whole workshop worth of tools that he recently inherited... Not to mention the tools he keeps at his shop (aka the pole barn where he keeps his farming equipment). It is suppose to rain today, and for most that would mean construction is on hold. When you're married to a farmer, that's when you get the best opportunity to get stuff done! Since I saved some $$ on the metal panels, I'm looking around for good prices on siding. Nothing fancy, just something to cover the OSB. If y'all have any inexpensive siding ideas, let me know! I'm keeping a close eye on Craig's list, and if I can't find anything that route, I'll just wait and get it when my husband is no longer keeping records. Haha! You know, if he ever gets this app and finds this thread, he is going to kill me! If y'all don't hear from me again, you'll know he killed me! If that's the case, will someone come save my chickies? They will be at Burns Farms in the super fancy coop behind the house. Hahahaha
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I got vinyl corrugated roofing panels, $3 ea.  Habitat is a hardware thrift store, they have many needed items, not just lumber.  Door and window hinges, poles for fencing, paint, nails and screws.  Time is valuable, with a full time, plus overtime job, house and yard to take care of and outside activities, I certainly am limited in time and energy.  The extra time I take foraging for materials doesn't compare to the additional time an inexperienced and incompetent fly by the seat of my pants construction worker takes to accomplish a task.  Let's see, girly arms, double estimated time to drag materials to the construction area, triple time to nail boards together, nail, bend nail, pull out nail, drill a hole in the wood, tap a pilot hole so the drill bit wont slid all over the wood, and nail again, -- repeat, add time for first aid care. Position ladder, re-position, smooth dirt under ladder and re position. At least 4x the amount for getting a bright idea, finding out it didn't work undo the work, go back to original idea but add duct tape, now it looks redneck ghetto.  So you can see, being someone who can take almost anything and make absolutely nothing, buying new just make no sense. 

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