Am I the only one?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by naturababe, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. terricksa

    terricksa In the Brooder

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    I feel your pain, I have a 3 and 6 yo kids and they made it tough to get anything done, but I also had the bigger problem of my birds getting too big to keep in the garage any longer and I was forced to spend every free minute working on the coop. Still have a few odds and ends to do but for the most part it is done. I am sure I will always be tinkering with it. Like I plan to add another window this weekend and still need to add the nestboxes(have some time for that). Also needs painted still.

    Hang in there it will get done.
     
  2. WV_Hillbilly70

    WV_Hillbilly70 Songster

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    I started ours at the beginning of the "monsoon" here in Indiana this spring, so most of the build was done inside my garage, getting it out is a whole other story, I'll post you the link documenting our build, but any hoo, took me a month and a half of weekends and a few evenings to complete the construction.

    Here's the link to our building adventure....you are not alone, and yes we got the chicks BEFORE we built the coop~!!!!BAD IDEA, they grow FAST!!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4259613#p4259613
     
  3. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

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    My Coop
    Our coop took an entire summer to build. Every weekend. I thought my poor DH was going to kill me, or at the very least leave me. [​IMG] I did lighten up and let him take a moto tour one weekend, but we were anxious to get the coop done and the chickens out of my house. I suppose it took us so long because we had no idea what we were doing, but in the end the coop turned out great and it has served us well.

    Patience my padwan learner. Patience.
     
  4. naturababe

    naturababe Songster

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    Thanks everyone for your encouragement, the coop is finally done as is the run! I can't believe it's finally all set. It's so much easier to open a chicken door then carry chickens in and out of the garage every day. Hurray!
     
  5. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Songster

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    Hi! Can you post some pics? I'd love to see it! I am in the L O N G process of transforming an old pop-up camper into a chicken coop. Husband works 2 jobs, kid is 7 and a good help, but there is only so fast it can get done. Glad yours is finished...looking forward to mine getting there!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. ScotH

    ScotH In the Brooder

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    congrats!
     
  7. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chirping

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    This is funny! I spent 15 years in construction, had my own business for 6 years building turn key houses. I built a complete house every 60 days with another framer and 1 laborer.....my 5x8 chicken coop is now 6 weeks along and only 75% complete.....GO FIGURE!
     
  8. UrbanChick101

    UrbanChick101 Chirping

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    Our Coop, hasn't taken us much time, once we finally got started. My husband works alot of 12 hour days in a non airconditioned building, I totally understand why he worked on it on days off, or atleast when he had the morning to work on it. We have 4 kids, 9,7,5,2. Needless to say, many many many projects have been done with lots of helping hands, some that are rather small helping hands, and certainly independant hands when you'd almost rather they go back a few months and be a little more dependant. Looking back on multiple pictures it was well worth it to let the little hands be part of the projects. I just updated the post tonight, as we are almost finished with our coop, however, it would have taken longer to complete, had we not found a child's playhouse on Craigslist to utilize as an awesome coop!!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=387166


    Please post pictures!! It's so much fun to look at all the coops, and get ideas!
     
  9. jeb251

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  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I've been building a coop for 18 years, in 2 states.............. someday I'll get it right! [​IMG]
     

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