Beyond frustrated

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by andreanar, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    I am fed up today! Im so sick of my coop, my run, the mud. It seems like a darn daily battle. My coop doors are cockeyed and not shutting properly so Ive rigged up a bunch of boards and HC to keep out predators. But now, every time I have to access the coop, I have to take it all down, then put it all back up.

    Its been raining for 1,000 days so everything is muddy. I hate the mud, Im sinking and sliding. Everything with my coop and run is just tiring. I just want a big coop that I can go out and in without fighting. Is that too much to ask? Yes! Cause I cant build anything and Im too poor to buy a new coop. Ok rant over! (not my pictures)

    What I thought having chickens would be like:
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    What my having chickens is actually:
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  2. Lady Lionheart

    Lady Lionheart Songster

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    Sorry for your troubles! But I like the pictures lol
     
  3. ChickenJV12

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    Lol the pictures
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hope that helped. Next it is all going to freeze and get covered in white. :barnie My back yard remains a swamp as it has all summer.
     
  5. Keeperofmunchkins

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    Oh my GOSH I know EXACTLY how you feel! It's been raining here too and everytime I go out to tend to the chickens it's so gross and muddy everywhere it just makes me curse having to go outdoors. My coop is also a semi shoddy work in progress and despite fixing it up lately it is still nothing close to my dream coop. Some days the poop and mess just get to me and makes me think, why oh why do I do this? :he:th
     
  6. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    What I thought having chickens would look like:
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    What actually having chickens feels like:
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    :lau Love the pix! The only suggestion I have is to cover your run. My run was a MUDDY swamp until my dear husband built a metal roof this past spring. Good luck!!!
     
  8. 9SpiceyChickens

    9SpiceyChickens Crowing

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    What you expect it to be like-
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    What it feels like- [​IMG]

    What it is like- [​IMG]
     
  9. Hobbits Mommie

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    Tarps are your friend (and inexpensive).
     
  10. Lady Lionheart

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    I have sand in my run now plus a tarp over it. Next year my husband is going to put a permanent roof on it. The sand is wonderful and makes cleaning the poop up really easy. But everywhere I walk I leave sand and you can here me coming a mile away! Crunch...Crunch lol
     

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