DH hurt his back BAD!!! What am I to do?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueberrychickens, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH is deep in the throws of back spasms. Poor guy could hardly get out of bed this am. So now he is going to be unable to build me a grow out coop for the babies. I am not one for hammering nails w/ any sort of efficiency. The hens are fine in their coop, it's the babies. The plan was for building another coop that is in a separate part of the run so the babies could grow up & get used to the hens & the hens could get used to the babies. There is no room in the 1st coop to put the babies. They are 1 month old as of today.(luckily there is only 2 of them) They are still living in a rubbermaid brooder in my dining room.
    I've looked for a coop online but they are too expensive. What am I gonna do? Should I attempt to build a 4x4 coop on my own?? That idea scares the life out of me!! HELP!
     
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Oh! He's totally Faking! :lau :lau Just KIDDING! My DH has back spasms that last about 2 weeks, then he's fine and normal. I feel sorry for you ( and him) :hugs DH says that's the worst pain ever, but it goes away. Can you wait a week or two?
     
  3. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either I wait or I try to do it myself......yikes!!
    (oh & I have 25 eggs in the bator due to hatch next Fri!)[​IMG]
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The most humane thing to do when a husband goes lame is simply to have him put down.

    (Get well soon!)
     
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  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    :yuckyuck
     
  6. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol you should start building it. There just chickens so they won't judge. Maybe your husband can help but you do the lifting? Good luck cause i get back spasms and they suck. Anyways i hope your husband gets better quick.
     
  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't hammer a nail to save my life. So if I had to make my own project, I'd use screws and a good cordless drill to drive them. If I needed wood cut I'd have home depot do it as much as possible.
     
  8. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    build it yourself. If you have trouble using a hammer, pre-drill the holes with drill.
    If your take your time and get helpful hints from your husband, you can do it.
     
  9. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a doghouse or something that you can use until your DH is feeling good enough to work on the coop? We had to do that for a short time and it worked fine. We put in a few metal fence posts and some chicken wire to give them a run. We also had to put some bird netting on top to keep them from flying out.
     
  10. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!! That is too funny!!!
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