Loving the rain...but it's stopping coop progress

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JellyBeanCee, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. JellyBeanCee

    JellyBeanCee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Here I sit with 8 week old chickens and every weekend I get some time to work on the coop, it's pouring down rain. Then by the time everything dries out enough to start working on it again...more rain. These poor chickens are just going to become house chickens before too long. I have a green house I could maybe transition them to temporarily, but I'm worried a determined critter would bust through the green house wall to get them. Ugh. Just venting. [​IMG]
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    I feel your pain.

    I had the same problem earlier this Spring while trying to finish my chicken coop.

    I had to move all the chickens into the shed until the coop was finished.
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    JellyBean, get use to it. It's supposed to rain all weekend. DH took off work today to install another outlet for the girls coop so we could put in the heated water bowl before the freeze next week and well that didin't happen. But we do need this rain desperatly.
  4. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    You aren't alone. I have some 11 week olds in my garage and I feel so awful that they aren't experiencing the outdoors. Lately I've just forced myself to work in the pouring down rain because I'm really left with no other option. I did find that it sucks for the first 10 or 15 minutes but once you get the blood pumping and start working you get used to it. All I need to do on my new coop is build a roof, shingle it and then build a fence... then my girls will be free. Good luck
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  5. JellyBeanCee

    JellyBeanCee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Thanks for the encouragement. At least I've only got 3 babies indoors right now. I know that's not many, but I feel bad making them stay indoors so much. Especially now with the bad weather and by the time I am finally finished with their coop, it'll be a chilly transition for them. : /

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