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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by augustmomx2, May 4, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Since I have became obsessed with this site & I'm in love [​IMG] w/my chickies, now I must have more chickens! I've got big plans for next spring, hatching & raising banties.

    Now, however, I find myself looking @ materials and thinking "hmmm...I could do x, y, z & make a new coop!" I see left over wooden flats, lumber, etc & all the while I'm planning a bantie coop in my head.

    Mind you, I live on 3/4 of an acre in a metro area. Space & patience of my neighbors are limited...I'm going to have to move if I keep this up [​IMG]

  2. You are not alone...

    same exact symptoms here,

    must be that addiction they warn us newbies about?

  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    I'm in very small farm town......but my space is limited as well. I'm addict![​IMG] I haven't gotten a rooster yet, cause i'm too worried about upsetting nieghbors.
  4. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

    Apr 8, 2009
    Long, OK
    I bailed. I was in the middle of town, was sick of thumpin stereos at 10:00 at night.

    Now, my driveway from the dirt road is 1/2 mile long! I can stand naked on my front porch and shoot a shotgun (if I was so inclined)!

    Life is short, make yourslef happy![​IMG]
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Will I dont live in town, that may be a bad thing. I have hundreds of birds, and still keep getting more.

    Over a 100 peafowl
    over a 100 chickens
    over a 100 pheasants

    Yes everything I see, looks like i could use that for new pens.
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    You are soooooo not alone! I have a neighbor whose daughter has outgrown her cute little wood playhouse and I keep envisioning myself asking how much she'll take for that coop, er, I mean, playhouse. [​IMG]
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Everytime we go somewhere I watch buildings and keep thinking if they would make a good coop or not. [​IMG]

  8. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    A friend of mine threw out a multi sectioned shelving unit my first thought was that would go nice in a pigeon loft. [​IMG]
  9. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Quote:I want to be your neighbor [​IMG]
  10. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    I am with you! I live in a ranching area but decided I have enough dogs, cats and horses that keep me busy but chickens and ducks are pretty easy.

    They do not require the time and training or VET bills (Spaying, Neutering, shots. I know emergencies happen) that the others do.

    I picture turning every little building or shed into a coop or duck pen.

    I LOVE having chicks and Ducklings in the house in a brooder. I get up in the morning, put the dogs out and go check the babies! Like going into a pet nursery. They are either sleeping peacefully or eating and playing in the litte dirt pan or trying out the new branches I put in for roosting!


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