Dh Said I Can Get More!!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington

    Just watching some TV last night and out of the blue he said we can get two or three more ladies this Spring!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Now we just have to figure out the coop situation. [​IMG] We have a Eglu Cube and there is NO WAY more birds will fit in there. So we're trying to think of options. DH wants to figure out a way of modifying the Cube to handle more. I think we just need to build a new one and keep the Cube for the 'kids coop' later.

    Anyways, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Just hadta share. [​IMG]

  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member 8 Years

    May 11, 2010
  4. silkieroo

    silkieroo Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    I love suprises!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

  5. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    Lucky Girl
  6. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Pacific NorthWest
    Try to convince him to build a coop yourselves, it will save money, get him more involved in a project together with you, build it together, and it is really fun and bonding.

    And the benefit of building a coop? You can make it bigger than what you imagine at first, because I can promise you, after you had a few more hens, you'll be thinking of adding EVEN more hens, and by then, you'll already have the added space for them, without needing to build yet another coop. Think BIG my friend.
  7. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Think BIG my friend is right on from the previous poster!!!

    My DH and I had a great time working on our coop, and it was worth all the frustration and expense to be able to enjoy them like I do in the bad weather. So happy for you! [​IMG]

  8. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    I just bought a set of plans with pictures and a material list off of Ebay. [​IMG] If we extend it (plans are for a 4x6, easily turned into a 4x8) I will legally be able to fit 8. Leaves some room to grow... [​IMG]

    Not sure how much help I'll be with building though. [​IMG] I'll be 7 mo pregnant by the time it's warm enough to build.

    This is the auction. It will probably be a two weekend project at least.
  9. Mak

    Mak Songster

    Dec 12, 2009
    Londonderry, NH
    Mine did, too. When we built the coop, we made it larger than needed for the number of chickens we had ordered. So he said, if I want, since I am the one who does most of the care, I can get more in the Spring!

    Yeah, build it larger than you need, then you can add a few here and a few there...

  10. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    Quote:EXACTLY... [​IMG] I'm already trying to nudge it up a bit. I only really want one of each breed I'm looking at (Speckled Sussex, Light Brahma, and Dominique) but I'm sure if I have the space I'll end up filling it. [​IMG]

    But only if I can convince DH... [​IMG]

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