Oy, what on EARTH?...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moselle, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Ok, so I sketched out (on graph paper) the chicken coop plans and went over them with dh. I purposely designed the henhouse and run to be easily divided by standard sizes of plywood. By my calculations, we need 4 8X4 sheets of plywood. He bought 7! For some reason, he thinks we need 5 sheets of plywood for the henhouse and 2 whole sheets of plywood FOR THE NEST BOXES!!!:eek: Oh my word! I am NOT getting giant mutant alien chickens! [​IMG]

    I even drew out the nest box which is a fairly simple 2-story thing - overall12"W x 14"D x 28"H. 2 sheets of plywood? And he got a bit snippy when I questioned (very nicely, I might add) his quantities. "I figured this all out last night. We need that much!" [​IMG]

    I am truly blessed to have a dh who will agree wholeheartedly to having chickens and building their coop. He is a good husband and father. Perhaps I should wait until tomorrow to go over the plans again?
  2. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
    Take over...it's your only hope!
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    If you have drawn it all out the way you want-just let him build it. In my experience it is the easiest way to figure out who is right on quanities needed. Sometimes I'm right and sometimes DH is right.
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    So, he has leftovers to use to make things bigger or he is planning something a little bigger for you. I say, "Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Get to work, Honey. Need a glass of tea? "
  5. crazychickens

    crazychickens Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    Belleville, Wisconsin
    My hubby grew up in the city and remodels hotels. I asked him to build me a new chicken coop this spring, the plan he came up with had designer wood floors(he said for easy clean up) double pane windows(he said they are the best), spray foam insulation and a wood burner for comfort. [​IMG]
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I learned a long time ago, if I want it my way, I will have to do it myself. That's just too much work. Now if I ask DH to do something, I let him do it his way. It gets done. I am free of many burdens . And I just praise him up and down when he's done.
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Leftover materials = additions!! [​IMG]
  8. Brian

    Brian Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Jacksonville, ORegon
    Quote:BINGO Rooster! Bingo!
  9. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Yes, maybe we can build them a summer home with a covered balcony and a lovely gazebo. I may want to move in with them! [​IMG]

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