I can believe I'm almost finished the chickens run

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Wi_Pida, May 26, 2019.

  1. Wi_Pida

    Wi_Pida Chirping

    Mar 21, 2019
    Gresham, Wisconsin
    Well the chicken run is 95% finished. So the chickens are enjoying their first day in their new home and boy are they enjoying it. I must have gotten dive-bombed about three or four times because they didn't realize they could fly so high. One was so excited that she hit her head on the 8 foot ceiling and one came swooping at me like a hawk.

    Temporarily, I'm going to be moving the brooding coop out to the run that's been my flock's home for the past 9 1/2 weeks. I still have to build the hen house. A Little Hen House you see in the pics is only temporary. It will work nicely for the meat birds I'll be raising. But it works nicely right now for temporary housing for my layers.

    I'll probably be starting to make the hen house in just a couple of weeks; after I finish the last 5% of the run and take some time off because of the treatments I have the next couple of weeks. Which is only 2 to 3 days work for me. The old me (pre-MS me)could of had the whole thing kicked out in a matter of a week (hen house and run). This run I built took 2 months to build.

    I have to say I'm so proud of myself. I refused to let my MS stop me. No matter how much mobility I had (having to walk with my cane or walker). I find that to be a great accomplishment for myself! Goes to show anything is possible.

    My husband felt bad since he was unable to help since he had surgery back on April Fool's Day and is still recovering. Before that there was just too much snow on the ground to get started.

    I did do a little bit of cheating and that is having a guy come out to put in the four by four post for me. Otherwise the rest of it I did on my own. Not to bad for someone who's partly crippled. 20190526_191329.jpg 20190526_191937.jpg 20190526_192749.jpg 20190526_192832.jpg 20190526_192836.jpg 20190526_192923.jpg 20190526_192948.jpg
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Enabler

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    :hugsGlad to hear your attitude.
    Great job,,,,, :thumbsup
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and :welcome
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  3. Perris

    Perris Crowing

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
    it does indeed! :clap I hope your girls reward you with some eggs in the not too distant future!
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  4. Terrific job! I have cfs/fibro and i am getting stronger very slowly. But getting stronger. Good for you for forging ahead!
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