Intervention

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HollyKMS, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Hello my name is Holly, and I'm a chickenholic"

    GROUP: "Hello Holly"

    "It's been a month since my first chicken. Already (*sniffle*) I found myself with graph paper tonight (*sniffle, wipe nose*)...planning my bigger, better, newer coop I need to build! I need HELP!"

    GROUP: "Holly, you need more chickens."

    "Um.. What?"

    GROUP: "More chickens."

    "Wha- Wait. This is the 12-step program, isn't it?"

    GROUP: "No, this is BackYardChickens Forum, and you've come to the right place, Holly. Walk into the light... Come with us and walk into the light..."

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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    If you want intervention you are barkin up the wrong tree!!!!
     
  3. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (I'm really looking for more coop designs under the guise of intervention- SHHHHH!) [​IMG]
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    The good news, you'll find them here....

    Handy tip #1 do NOT let an engineer or archetect build it for you, I don't care that he's your brother that owes you money, he'll "improve" the plans you gave him (designed to fit actual lumber & chickenwire demensions) and double to cost by adding 6 inches in height making it too heavy to lift you bloody tractor, and too tall to open the roof and rake out!
     
  5. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I wouldn't do one unless I could build it myself from the ground up (and CHEAPLY) now that I've gotten pretty good at working with wood & wire. [​IMG]

    I wonder how many coops a person has to build before they get it 'right?'.......
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:LOL you design like I do

    2x4's come in 8ft lengths....hmm yeah we're gonna make the thing 8ft x 8ft then [​IMG]

    Glad other people can appreciate this kind of foresight, because it's completely lost on some of my "helpers" [​IMG]
     
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:That's like asking how many husbands I needed to get it right... you don't know at the time....










    (so far it's 3, but I've decided anything happens to this one, that's it!, it's living in sin!)
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:LOL you design like I do

    2x4's come in 8ft lengths....hmm yeah we're gonna make the thing 8ft x 8ft then [​IMG]

    Glad other people can appreciate this kind of foresight, because it's completely lost on some of my "helpers" [​IMG]

    I had a budget of $250, so I priced parts, and came up with the most efficient use of funds/materials.... then he added 6 inches to both the run, and 2nd floor coop (townhouse style tractor)... bam doubled the price, and it's in height, so the birds can't even use the space...
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:That's like asking how many husbands I needed to get it right... you don't know at the time....


    (so far it's 3, but I've decided anything happens to this one, that's it!, it's living in sin!)

    I'm with you on that one

    As for the coops - well I'm currently pretty darn happy with the 2nd one [​IMG]
     
  10. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's like asking how many husbands I needed to get it right... you don't know at the time....

    (so far it's 3, but I've decided anything happens to this one, that's it!, it's living in sin!)

    LOL I was about to say "3 coops or husbands?" until I read the 'sin' part- And then I realized you must be talking about the money it costs to build a chicken coop!!!! [​IMG] XD
     

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