Update - one month since husband passed, chicken mansion progress

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by vickibiro, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. vickibiro

    vickibiro In the Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    LaGrange, Kentucky
    So today is July 12, 2010 and I have been without the better half of myself for one month. This house is part of what has kept me going. Finishing it is a labor of love, not only for me but for all who help on it. Most of all my Daddy, his parents - both his Mom and Dad have been here nearly every day. They have been the impetus that have kept this project moving along. Mike the roofer who showed up like a miracle, Rick the first roofer who just had too much work to do to finish the job. Thanks to them both. That's Richard my girlfriend's husband on the roof painting in one of the pictures. My Daddy refused to allow me to climb up there to paint so thanks Rich! Thank you to Jeff Monnin who also showed up to help. I am amazed and grateful for the outpouring of love and sweat that it has taken to get this job to this point. Enough with the words on with some pics

    this is inside the front door, the hen boxes open from the back so I can reach in and get eggs and there is room for storage on this side of the house


    this is the hen side of the house with the roost on the left and the boxes on the right


    here's a shot of the whole thing, we still have a ways to go but WOW what a way we've come


    okay, so we really don't know what we're doing, any last minute suggestions we can use? Constructive criticism?
  2. Oh my does that look good. [​IMG]
  3. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Maryville, Tennessee
    So lovely and what a wonderful memory of your husband. When it's all completed you'll have to have a party for all the people who helped. I don't know of a prettier place to have it than right in front of that mansion. [​IMG]
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I know this chicken mansion is a bittersweet treasure for you. It's lovely! No coop is perfect, you'll work out what you like and don't like as you go along but it will all be okay.

    I'm glad that you have so many wonderful and supportive people in your life as you go through this difficult time. I wish I were closer so I could help, or at least give you a [​IMG]
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I'm so glad you have been able to finish the beautiful coop he started. (it's close enough to finished IMO) It's wonderful that you have all the help from others to finish it. I agree on having a BBQ for everyone that helped right in front of the coop. When do the girls move in?
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    It's the most beautiful coop I have ever seen, and the most beautiful tribute of love since the Taj Mahal, in my opinion! BBQ sounds great!
  7. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Songster

    Apr 1, 2010
    I've wondered off and on about how you were doing, and how the coop was coming along. It looks great! [​IMG]
  8. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    Words cannot convey what you must be going thru, but you have lots of love and support from around the country.
    And I must add that is the most beautiful chicken coop I have ever seen. Wow is all I can add.
  9. chickenriot

    chickenriot Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Brownsboro, Tx.
    Your home for your chickens is beautiful !

    I've thought about you often and I'm pulling for you. [​IMG]
  10. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Songster

    Oct 25, 2009
    South San Diego, Cali
    First off.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry for your loss!!!

    Second...Can I move into your coop, its nicer then my house!!!!

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