Keep trying.....I finally made a deal with my husband(and I think he was sure I couldn't or wouldn't do it) because after years of trying to convince them how great it would be etc. he said and I quote: "If you build your own coop we can get chickens!"
So that is how I found the forum un-beknowns to him and I started asking friends and neighbors for any scraps of chicken wire, wood ANYTHING whether it would feasibly work or not and as my pile grew of practical and none practical stuff he became very nervous.....now I really didn't have a full proof plan but he didn't know that!!! LOL !!!! I did however have a friend who had an OLD wood shed that she didn't want anymore.....so I found a neighbor who said he would move it to my yard....I was Estactic.........that did it!!!!!!! He finally said I really didn't think you wanted them this badly....!!!!!!! Now he looks at this forum with me tells me helpful hints..I catch him watching or standing in the chicken coop when he thinks i don't know!!!!!