How to get husband in gear to build coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bianca67, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Bianca67

    Bianca67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2011
    Cedar Springs, MI
    Anyone with any ideas on how to get DH to kick it into gear and build my coop? He okay'd getting chickens had me research breeds and coop designs, he even said the drawing I made of the coop and run I want was good but can't get him to get going. Maybe I am just too excited to get started but I want my girls and I want them now![​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Go to the hardware store and get some lumber. Come home with a few 2x4s and plyboard. Unload it at the front of the house. Lean it up against the house/garage. If you have room in your house, mention to him he can do most of the work in the house. I have assembled the base and sides while in the house and now I'm painting each part, both sides, using the kitchen table covered with a drop cloth. Most of the hard work can be done in the cool AC.
  3. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2009
    NE Wisconsin
    Quote:Tell him if he really doesn't want to build it, you'd be happy to pay someone to build it for you. If he is the average husband his pride and wallet will motivate him to do it himself. If he still doesn't do it, hire someone for real. just a thought [​IMG]
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  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    tell him your looking for a handyman to build it...that might get him moving...or he'll say good [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    I just go out and get started and he feels bad and comes out to help. Then I found out that my sister and I actually work better together so now we just do it ourselves.
  6. Bianca67

    Bianca67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2011
    Cedar Springs, MI
    I just might have to try that, LOL!
  7. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good idea nurse_turtle. You could also get the chicks. Then he has a deadline - 5 weeks or they'll be flying all over the house!
  8. Hammerj

    Hammerj Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2011
    I got tired of waiting on my husband to build mine, so I went out and started building it myself. He eventually felt bad after everyone was giving him a hard time and helped me with the walls and roof. [​IMG]
  9. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Better yet...

    start building it yourself using HIS tools [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Then keep coming to him with questions on how to do stuff [​IMG] and how to use his power tools [​IMG] and whatnot. If he is anything like my hubby, he will get the [​IMG] face and start panicking about you and his "precioussssssssssss" tools and come in to take over so you don't hurt them.

    What can I works!![​IMG]
  10. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Getting him to start is only half the battle.... My babies are 6 weeks old this week, and I have had a roofless doorless coop in my backyard for 5 weeks [​IMG] . I now have my dad coming up next weekend to finish the job!

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