Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mmtillman, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps


    Since this pix was taken...we did manage to get the shingles on ...[​IMG] Will send pix of them later....But, now we are lookin at MORE cold weather..then warm weather later on ......BUT ..... with lots of rain and even thunder?? So I still cant paint![​IMG]
    I cant remember being this impatient for anything since I was a kid waiting on Christmas morn!! Atleast , I am gonna order my chicks today from Cackle Hatchery!!
    But, then we have to wait till APRIL to get them! AAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG !!!

    OH well...good things come to those of us who wait....and Then there is the waitin on the eggs to hatch...[​IMG]

    EDIT to make picture link work
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  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had a very wet year too- early spring, wet summer, early winter. I have a spot on the eaves of the house still to get and we'll work on the other half of the barn this summer, hopefully. Most of North America has been struggling under weather.

    If you use red barn paint with a linseed base it will penetrate deep into the wood quickly and give a real country look.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  3. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
    When I was ordering my chicks I filled out everything that needed to be filled out to get my chicks and when I got done it said I was going to have to wait for a LONG time so I went to another web site and found one that had the chicks shipped to me in a few weeks
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    We are having to wait also to paint our building. That I am not so excited about since DD picked out a green paint color.
    I do want it to look nice and am impatient about that.
    And I too, have chicks due and like you, am having a hard time waiting. And this isn't even my first batch! LOL
  5. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    OH Tillman, that is a bunch of ice!! Did you lose power?
    Lucky here in St Louis area only got 7 inches of snow with the storm that hit you first, none of that ice.
    Two years ago we had an ice storm but nothing close to what I see on those branches. I lost power for 6 days. I lasted two days in the house and then had to break down and find a hotel with electricity (thanks to a neighbor who works for a hotel chain I was able to secure a room) and spent the rest of the time at the hotel.
    It was a pain having to go home each day to tend the flock but I was a wuss and was tired of freezing and cold, cold, cold showers.
    I hope I never have to go through that again.
  6. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2009
    Martin County, NC
    Talking about patience...

    I have my brooder on the way, my coop near set up, my nests fixed, my run done, and access to all of the supplies I am going to need for my FIRST batch of chicks that I am waiting to order

    Its killing me! lol

    but like a lot up here have repeated, good things come to those who wait...but why do you have to wait this long. Anybody else feel my pain?


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