My husband passed away working our our coop on Saturday, June 12, 2010

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by vickibiro, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. vickibiro

    vickibiro In the Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    LaGrange, Kentucky
    He was the carpenter. I am at a loss. How to go on without him but how do I finish what he started? I've been working a little at a time putting some paint on and some of his friends have been here adding some siding and trimwork. I dug the post holes and set the posts for the run. I need to know what to do about the inside of the coop. I want it divided in half. Can I divide it with the 2x4 wire and frame a wire door in it? Can I tack hardware cloth over the outside of the windows so I can open and close them? I am at such a loss I don't even know the right questions to ask.[​IMG]

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    OMG. You have my deepest sympathies! Your loss is so horrific - can you take some time off before you dive back into finishing the coop?!?!?!?!

  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I am so sorry for your loss!

    He was building a stunning coop!

    There are a lot of people on here with much more skill than I have, I hope they will help you out.

  4. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Terry, Mississippi
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    He has a great design. Take time and breath.
    It will come to you how to divide the house.
    Do you have all the supplies somewhere already?
  5. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    Western MA
    I am so sorry for your loss. Is there anyone you can ask locally? Family/friends always pull together at times like this and I am SURE they would be glad to help out. Most people dont know how to help and dont want to impose, but will GLADLY help if asked.
  6. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    Vicki so sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine what you're going through. Your Husband was quite the carpenter. If it makes you feel better to continue on with his good work then carry on. People greive in different ways. Hopefully someone on here can help you out and maybe from Kentucky. Take some time for yourself too.

  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    so sorry for you loss [​IMG] my DH used shower doors for the separation from coop/shed part so I could have easy access to clean the coop part, I would think if you want to divide it just use what is easier for you. Could you have someone come out and finish it for maybe one of your husband's friends so you don't have to worry about it, I am sure that there would be someone to help. You have to take care of yourself also in this time. I will keep you in my prayers. Your husband was building you and your chickens a very nice wonderful coop.
  8. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    Oh hun, I'm so sorry for your loss! I don't know any thing about building, tho. Hopefully, his friends will come and help you finish the coop. I'm sure if you ask, they will help you out. Take care. I know it's very hard to take it all in right now. God Bless. [​IMG]
  9. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    I too am so very sorry that you've lost your husband and partner in this chicken adventure! [​IMG] It looks like he was building a beautiful coop, and I hope that when you finish it, that it becomes a special place for you that brings peace and comfort.

    My only input to your questions is that I might put the windows in backwards, so that they would open from the outside - and put the hardware cloth on the inside. It is such a pretty coop, and the hardware cloth would show less if it were on the inside. Plus you could open and close the windows easily from the outside if you didn't want to disturb the girls by going in there. Since you could still lock the windows, and only a person could reach up and unlock them, I would think you'd still have protection from predators.
  10. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    First of all, my deepest sympathies [​IMG] This must be a very difficult time for you.
    Do we have enough people here on BYC who live within a few hours who can come and do a "coop raising"?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: