These Chickens Are Killing Me !!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lambeke1, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. lambeke1

    lambeke1 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I decided I wanted chickens I thought, "It will only take me one good weekend to build the coop and run." Huh! It's been 6 weeks and I'm not finished yet. Of course I would pick the hottest days of the year to start. I'm in the process of putting up the fence. Yesterday it got to 100 degrees with a heat index of 114. Not the best conditions to be digging trenches. Oh if I could only finish this thing. These chickens better appreciate it and reward me with plenty eggs.
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have to say that we all have been there! It will be worth it once you start getting those gorgeous eggs I promise!
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    They WILL reward you, we ALL have done this insanity. And when you are done, you will want more. Just wait a little while....
    What breeds do you have? How many?
     
  4. monaname

    monaname Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics of your hard work please! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Oh - do let us see some pictures. We will help motivate you! [​IMG]
     
  6. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with you on that. I got to a point I had to take a break. The heat, age, working by yourself, and the expense got me wondering if this whole egg thing is worth it. But I just about ready for the chickens. Gotta put in the ceiling, floor, and the ladders and I'm done. Whew!
     
  7. jsbrando

    jsbrando Out Of The Brooder

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    I hear ya. I'm in the process of building my housing for the chicks. Been going on 2 weeks now and probably will finish by this weekend, but nowhere near as hot here in Seattle, WA area. We're the one place in the entire US that hasn't had a heat wave this summer. [​IMG]
     
  8. spartman

    spartman Out Of The Brooder

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    Yepp.
    Been there, done that and have the feed bills to prove it.
     
  9. geekgurl

    geekgurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was pretty realistic when I started to build my coop. I figured it would take me about 3-4 months.

    A year later, I was done!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found the experience to be therapeutic. I was still tinkering and experimenting for months after the coop was occupied.
     

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