I'm so tired of building! Actually, I'm so tired of trying to fit building in around all my other responsibilities. I swore I would have the coop built in time for the chickens. They are now 1 month old! I can't say how much longer it will take to finish the coop. I feel guilty every day about these 9 chicks that are still in a large Honda Lawnmower box in my basement with only intermittent visits outside. I had a lot of fun planning this odyssey and I THINK I will be proud when I'm done but right now I'm weary! I know many of you have been here, I bow to the ones that had the self control to wait until their coops and runs were done before ordering their chicks. Part of my problem is that I had a grand vision of more than just a coop. I decided to build a small cottage too. I was going to use recycled pallets etc...so naive. Please don't ask what I've spent so far...I refuse to tally it! As for materials....let's just say LOTS. Will I ever be done? Some days it feels not! The job, kids, real house etc definitely limit the time I can devote to this. Started June (or was it May) of this year. I'm the Mom, I've done it ALL myself with one exception. My brother helped me put the roof sheathing and shingles on the cottage. DH is supportive in his own way but I don't ask him to help. Cottage - unfinished of course while I complete the coop. 6 x 10 tiny house with loft. Coop - In progress. 8 x 8 built off the back of the cottage.