My husband is supposed to start building my new coop the week before Memorial Day. But as fate would have it, he got a call Thursday night from someone offering him a job. Now he already has a full time day job, but this one is doing something he used to do and is very good at and involves a business he has always wanted to own, but couldn't afford to buy. It was out of the blue from someone referring him to the owner and now his head is spinning. He can't just up and quit his day job due to the little things like health insurance and a 401K. We don't know how this new job would pan out, so it is best to keep the day job too, at least for now. However, this new opportunity, if it goes well, would allow him to double or triplet what he earns now and he would eventually have the opportunity to buy out the other person and own a business he has always wanted to own, but never thought he could. So he is having a 3rd meeting on Monday to hash out some more details. If he takes it, he will be working non stop, day and night for a long while. He will be exhausted. I will have no one to build my coop. I will have to hire someone to build it for me. I have a feeling this coop is gonna cost a lot more now than I was figuring on, but if hubby is bringing in extra bucks, I guess it will be fine. Have any of you hired someone to build your coop and if you did, how did it go? I know one guy that could do it and he actually listens to what I want and loves to try new things, but he charges $25 an hour. Why does there always have to be a fly in the ointment just when I think I have everything all worked out? I was really figuring on my husband building it to keep down the cost.