buying a house, what to do with my chickens? Updated with a question!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mom wewantchicks!, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well it should be the happiest day of my life as we are finally buying a house,but im not sure i can take my chickens! there is room, and i dont think any zoning laws,im just not sure we can get set up for them in time. we are on a time table,need to have our trailer moved by sept first. so we've sold the trailer, got approved for a loan and found a house. a nice house in the country but only one outbuilding and dh needs it for his junk. dh cannot build anything! every house we have looked at ive been eyeing places (building that are already there!) for a coop. im trying to convince dh that we could section off just a small portion of the building for the girls, there are only 6! argh!! we had planned on staying here another year but..... if need be im hoping to find the girls a nice home and maybe by next summer have the money to get more chicks and get them set up. i just needed to tell someone who will care! thanks byc people you are the best!

    UPDATE well we for sure have bought the house, unless something crazy would happen like the apprasial not being enough! so my sister has this rubbermaid building, like you buy at sears or lowes. it is completly plastic, bottom and all. it has a door on the front that swings open and the top slides back to open. is there any hope i could turn this into a coop? im sure it would be predetor safe but im worried about ventalation since there are no windows. like i said my dh cannot build a thing! im dead serious,plus buying a house sort of unexpectidly leaves us a little broke. im hoping this will work maybe i can put some windows in it. any ideas?
     
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  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Seems like you should be able to section off an area for them at least temporarily until you can get a coop and run (or free range area) set up, huh? It wouldn't have to be fancy, just something to keep them safe for a week or two while working out a safe alternative. I hope you get to keep your babies, and congrats on the house!
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    So sorry... maybe DH will give in to the idea of sharing the outbuilding [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  4. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im hoping it works that way! if we can get the offer in on the house and get moving and my hubby can be around to help (with the moving) i can probably rig something up. i love my hubby he is the best but donot give the man hammer and nails lol!
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    mom,wewantchicks! :

    im hoping it works that way! if we can get the offer in on the house and get moving and my hubby can be around to help (with the moving) i can probably rig something up. i love my hubby he is the best but donot give the man hammer and nails lol!

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    Thats funny, my daughter is married to a man like that,,,I just found out last week she is the hanfy "man" of the house,,,,refinishing furniture and helping side a house,,,,,,Hm chip off the old blocket [​IMG]
     

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