convincing hubby we need a larger home for the chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Grindlefamily, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    so he built a tractor (super great - cute - works well) for 3-4 chickens, well I have been bit by the chicken bug and want more - so how do I convince him to put up a real coop? [​IMG] Or put an addition on the garage for them? or .... you know find a good home for 6 or 10 and then another for the bantams? LOL the bantams could have the tractor and they could live in the garage in that for the winter.

    ??? Suggestions ??? LOL I may just get the permit myself and start building [​IMG]
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Just say "Oh, honey! We need a coop like this so that our hens will have lots of room to run".

  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    We are currently building a 16x20 coop. That took a whole lot of talking into.

    Good luck [​IMG]
  4. clarkestep

    clarkestep Songster

    May 20, 2008
    N Metro Atlanta
    Just put a bunch of fertilized eggs in the incubator! That's what I did.

    Now that I've got 4 chicks, I had to have more, of course. So, my DH is out building me another coop that is squared and everything for my chickies that just hatched Friday and yesterday- 10 more babies. DH didn't like my 'redneck' coop that I built for the 4 chicks I got while he was away backpacking (didn't measure a thing- just built, but it works- thus me hauling bootie to get something built before he got back [​IMG] ). SURPRISE! I let our boys tell him over the phone before he got home! They were so excited. They had helped me build it. DH won't let me do much but be his little 'helper' on this one. LOL

    The downside to all this is that DH said I had to be the one to cull and dress the roos when the time comes. We will only be keeping hens. Well, we'll see about that. If I could get him to make me another coop, I'm sure I will get him to 'do in' the roos. I won't have to worry about that for a while, though. More time to contemplate and give him the 'pitiful' wifey look. LOL

    I'm such a bad wifey! Not always, just this time. I didn't really expect him to make this second coop. I was just going to build onto my redneck one and make it bigger. But hey, if HE wants to show me up that's fine. I'm still getting a bigger coop! WHOO HOO!

  5. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    I think that is my plan. Start building and see where we get. He's still convinced that 3 or 4 are plenty [​IMG] We have 6 now and 18 eggs coming for the incubator [​IMG]

    LOL we'll see how it goes.


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