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Building New Coop/Barn...Phase 5 Great Barn Build, OCCUPIED! 3/6/16

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by speckledhen, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Angela! I've missed you, lady! Finn is enjoying his electric blanket now that the nights are chilly again.

    The inspector came, said the pad was great and that we would get a call to pick up the permit and did not have to call them back out to inspect again!

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hyzenthlay, Watership Down is one of my favorite books
     
  4. Peanutsmomma

    Peanutsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    I have missed keeping up with you too!! This summer has been so crazy, I am just so happy it is over and things are getting back to normal for us. At one point we thought we were ready to pack up the chickens (I can just see us trucking up 1-65 with 15 chickens...that would probably look like an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies! [​IMG]) and the cats and look for a place to rent up your way but my husband's contract was extended so we will be staying put for a while.

    It is good to hear that electric blanket is hanging in there for Finn. Speaking of Finn, I need to head over to his thread to catch up on his exploits as well as those of your sweet boy Atlas. I know you miss Isaac terribly but I hope pain of his loss has diminished somewhat.

    Congrats on the permit, it sounds like you all are good to go. I can't wait to see how your barn turns out.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The county called this morning to say the permit was ready to be picked up. My rock wall construction went all all morning. All I can say is, "ouch". Will get pictures in a bit. Put a fence back up at the top of the slope because, well, if anyone accidentally tripped and fell down that wall, it would not be pretty. Not at all.


    Almost finished with the rock erosion wall. I won't finish the sides until the building is up because I don't know exactly where the doors will end up along the sides, just generally. Now, we just have to wait for the call for the installation, in probably 3 weeks or so. Hope the weather holds then.

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  6. robhuncor

    robhuncor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice work on the erosion control, Cyn! [​IMG]
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Whew, glad to hear the wall passed muster.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It should hold fine since it's not really a wall, per se. If not, then I just had a week of intense workout.

    He didn't even look at the wall. I take it he really wanted to make sure it was not too close to the property line, that it was actually inside the lines, though I guess some numnuts try to build in all sorts of odd places. Glad we didn't put in a slab because we were told we had to get permission B4 we did that. Say what?? Crazy stuff for a very rural area. Too many "second homers" around here, aka, Floridians, or mostly New Yorkers and New Jerseyites coming up here by way of Florida. When he asked DH where the property line was, DH pointed and replied, "About 3 acres that way". We are not that kind of regulated subdivision. I think the county just wants to add to the coffers. When we first moved here, they didn't have all those rules. And frankly I don't like them.

    The company that we are getting our barn from has started to sell chicken coops now. Those Amish style coops are selling for astronomical prices. An 8x12 is about $4000. I told the guy that we built a very nice 8x12 ourselves...for about $600. He loved my BYC bumper sticker, said he'd love to have those to give to customers who buy coops from them. I promised when I was back up, I'd give him a few that I have left over from my moderator days to give out to folks who buy the coops, good advertising for BYC. Hubby piped up to tell him that his company could be a sponsor, too. @Nifty-Chicken yoo-hoo! Drumming up business for you! [​IMG]
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    My sister in Dallas one time had a neighbor who was building a house addition. She thought it looked funny, so when she saw a city inspector at one of the other houses in the neighborhood, she asked him if he had checked the house next door yet. He said there was no record of any construction at that house. She said "come into my backyard" , and when he looked over the fence and saw the house addition, going up less than a foot from the property line, he said thank you left and went next door.

    Turned out they had not pulled any permits for their addition, and were building 5 feet closer to the property line than allowed. This would have, during a heavy rain channeled all the water from the roof onto my sister's property and into the pool.

    Fortunately he headed them off at the pass, and kindly did not mention my sister to them.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Permitting and inspections can be a necessary 'evil', mutttsfan provided a great example.

    I find it odd tho that the inspector for SH did not have the property line info when he showed up...shows that all inspection is not 'up to snuff'.
     

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