• CHICKEN DIY

    The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel Johnson provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, from coops and feeders to runs, ramps, roosts, and incubators. Clear step-by-step color photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project.

    Inside Chicken DIY:

    • How to prepare and build a safe and healthy environment for your backyard flock
    • 20 hands-on projects for chicken coops, roosts, runs, ramps, feeders, waterers, nest boxes, egg incubators, and more
    • Clear step-by-step color photographs
    • Overview of the basic tools and skills needed to complete each project
    • Complete, thorough, and easy-to-follow instructions
    • “Why DIY?” section explains the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself
    • Bonus chapter takes a fascinating look at the history of chicken-keeping and DIY chicken projects through history
    Item: 8647
  • CHICKEN COOPS - 45 BUILDING PLANS FOR HOUSING YOUR FLOCK

    Start a great DIY project, and build a chicken coop with these how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 different designs — from strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every chicken owner.

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  • STEP-BY-STEP Projects for Self-Sufficiency

    Get ready to be self-sufficient. Whether tackling the garden, raising animals, learning more about alternative energy, or bettering your storage and preservation, Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the perfect starting point. Step-by-step instructions and photos will guide you through how to make over 60 complete projects. After all, DIY projects are more fun (and generally easier) when you approach them with helpful aides and tools you made yourself. Projects in this new volume include: -A portable chicken ark -Two types of beehives -Solar cookers -Firewood storage -A potato growing box -Hoophouses and greenhouses -Raised planting beds -Rainbarrels -A cider press -Compost bins -Drying racks With its clear plan drawings, precise instructions and detailed photos, Step-by-step Projects for Self Sufficiency makes DIY easier than ever.

    Item: 8415
  • 40 PROJECTS FOR BUILDING YOUR BACKYARD HOMESTEAD

    It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables and raise farm animals, including chickens, ducks and goats. Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.

    Item: 6910
  • THE BACKYARD HOMESTEAD BOOK OF BUILDING PROJECTS

    Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently.

    Item: 7193
  • DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS TO GET YOU OFF THE GRID

    Do-It-Yourself Projects to Get You Off the Grid illustrates just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector. Illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs per project accompanying easy-to-follow instructions, this collection utilizes the best that the online community has to offer, turning a far-reaching group of people into a mammoth database churning out ideas to make life better, easier, and, in this case, greener, as this volume exemplifies.

    Item: 9091
  • CHICKSAFE PREMIUM AUTOMATIC CHICKEN COOP DOOR OPENER

    The ChickSafe Premium automatic chicken coop door opener comes packed with some great features, including an integrated timer and light sensor, full manual door control, and a unique fail-safe mode for that extra peace of mind (giving you total flexibility over how and when you want your coop door opened or closed).

    Running on only four AA batteries (included) or by electric power via USB cable (not supplied), the Premium door opener has been designed with ease of use in mind.

    The all-in-one design makes setting up a breeze: no messy wiring or limit switches to attach to your coop. Simply secure the control box to the front of your coop, tie the lifting cord to your existing door, set your opening and closing preferences, and you’re away. The buttons are even extra big, so that you can easily press them with gloves on in the winter!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9483
  • CHICKSAFE EXTREME AUTOMATIC CHICKEN COOP DOOR OPENER

    The ChickSafe Extreme automatic chicken coop door opener is built for extreme weather conditions, with a high-powered motor and military-grade electronics and coatings.

    Like the Premium model, it’s packed with some great features, including an integrated timer and light sensor, full manual door control, and a unique fail-safe mode for that extra peace of mind (giving you total flexibility over how and when you want your chicken coop door opened or closed).

    Running on only four AA batteries (included) or by electric power via USB cable (not supplied), the Extreme door opener has been designed with ease of use in mind.

    The all-in-one design makes setting up a breeze: no messy wiring or limit switches to attach to your coop. Simply secure the control box to the front of your coop, tie the lifting cord to your existing door, set your opening and closing preferences, and you’re away. The buttons are extra big, so that you can easily press them with gloves on in the winter!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9484
  • HANDY FARM DEVICES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM

    A wealth of labor- and money-saving projects fills this century-old guide to low-tech property maintenance along with easy-to-follow instructions and practical illustrations.

    Item: 9134
  • LEGHORN COTTAGE CHICKEN COOP

    The Leghorn Cottage is an eggs-treme home for your laying fowl.

    This strong, high-quality coop allows you to take comfort that your girls are safe from harmful predators. Providing comfort, room, and an invitation for egg production, this coop is wonderful for your chickens, ducks, quail, or pheasant. This product is made with nonsplintering fir timber.

    The manufacturer says it accommodates “4+ chickens” because there are factors to consider: What breed are you getting? Are you able to let them free-range? We recommend looking at the measurements and seeing what you feel comfortable with. Keep in mind the chickens share nesting boxes and stand side by side on the roosting rods!

    Made from non-splintering fir timber, the coop’s painted with two coats. It features vents on both sides to ensure proper airflow in the henhouse. The henhouse door slides open and closes using a metal handle. (This allows you to easily secure your hens at night.) Under the henhouse, 15 inches of clearance provides additional space for the hens to roam.

    Measuring 76 inches long by 31.5 inches wide, this solid, well-built coop is a fantastic starter coop. (Note: The roof makes it 34 inches wide.)

    It arrives in two boxes! Each piece is labeled, and the instructions are simple to follow. You will need a power screwdriver and an hour. The holes are predrilled and all of the heavy-gauge wire is preinstalled on the panels. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to assemble!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. This item is only available for shipment to addresses in the continental United States.

    Item: 9617
  • ORPINGTON LODGE HEN HOUSE

    You can take comfort in knowing that your hens are safe from harmful predators in this high-quality coop.

    Designed by a family that has backyard chickens, this coop features tongue-and-groove construction and quality hardware. It’s easy to clean and maintain, with a sliding poop tray. This product is made with nonsplintering fir timber.

    Measuring 28.5 inches long by 55 inches wide by 57.5 inches tall, this coop includes a sliding door to secure your hens at night, large nesting boxes with easy access, and additional roosting rods.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. This item is only available for shipment to addresses in the continental United States.

    Item: 9618
  • ORPINGTON LODGE RUN EXTENSION

    The Orpington Lodge Run Extension provides extra space to increase your flock size (or to give more room to your current flock)! This run extension is specifically designed for the Orpington Lodge Henhouse, but it can be fashioned to other coops. The run measures 37.5 inches tall by 31.5 inches wide by 85.5 inches long. Two roosting rods are included. This product is made with nonsplintering fir timber.

    Each piece is labeled and features predrilled holes. The easy instructions walk you through the entire assembly process!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. This item is only available for shipment to addresses in the continental United States.

    Item: 9620
  • PROJECTS TO GET YOU OFF THE GRID

    With Projects to Get You Off the Grid, the Instructables community of do-it-yourselfers have pooled their knowledge into a compact book focused on a series of projects that will get you thinking creatively about thinking green. This collection of 20 projects illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector.

    Item: 6917
  • PROVEN TECHNIQUES FOR KEEPING HEALTHY CHICKENS

    Beginning and intermediate chicken keepers don’t need to spend hours poring through extensive manuals and thick books, because Carissa Bonham has boiled down chicken-keeping basics into 101 easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply tips, tricks, and chicken hacks.

    Item: 9376
  • RHODE ISLAND HOMESTEAD HEN HOUSE

    Measuring 65.5 inches wide by 42 inches long, the Rhode Island Homestead Henhouse features quality tongue-and-groove construction! This coop was engineered to be solid. It features four roosting rods, two large vents, a back door that swings open to allow wide access, a sliding poop tray, and a sliding door to close off the henhouse. This product is made with nonsplintering fir timber.

    The inside of the coop (not including the nesting boxes) measures 38 inches wide by 38 inches long by 47 inches tall. The nesting boxes range from 13 to 16 inches deep.

    The panels come preassembled with predrilled holes, and the heavy-gauge wire mesh arrives already attached. Each piece is labeled, and the instructions are easy to follow.

    A few additional points to consider:

    • The henhouse includes multiple vents, providing important airflow.
    • Each panel features four additional diagonal wooden support pieces.
    • There’s a run extension/support under each nesting box.
    • The coop’s acrylic sliding window won’t shrink or expand as a wooden version would (making it difficult to open the windows or vents).
    • The hard plastic liner under all roof panels provides durability and weatherproofing.
    • Every piece is labeled.
    • The heavy-duty hardware includes 16-gauge galvanized steel mesh, thick nesting box dividers, and a well-constructed ladder.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. This item is only available for shipment to addresses in the continental United States.

    Item: 9619
  • RHODE ISLAND HOMESTEAD RUN EXTENSION

    The Rhode Island Run Extension provides extra space to increase your flock size or give more room to your current flock! This run extension is specifically designed for the Rhode Island Homestead Coop, but it can be fashioned to other coops. The run measures 50.5 inches tall by 39.5 inches wide by 101.5 inches long. Three roosting rods are included. This product is made with nonsplintering fir timber.

    Each piece is labeled and features predrilled holes. The easy instructions walk you through the entire assembly process!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. This item is only available for shipment to addresses in the continental United States.

    Item: 9621
  • SNAP LOCK LARGE CHICKEN COOP

    The Snap Lock Large Chicken Coop is a unique system of interlocking panels to protect your chickens! Sleep easy at night knowing that your chickens are safe within walls that are impact resistant, water resistant, chemical resistant, and ultraviolet resistant.

    The chicken coop requires no tools to assemble. Designed for a maintenance-free experience, the sturdy coop will be a reliable asset to your homestead for years to come.

    In addition, the removable litter tray provides a hassle-free cleaning experience!

    The coop measures 64 inches by 39 inches by 42 inches and weighs 65 pounds.

    It includes four laying boxes, three 36-inch roosts, and room for 12 standard breed hens.

    Get ready for the best flock ever. Your chickens will thank you!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9591
  • SNAP LOCK STANDARD CHICKEN COOP

    The Snap Lock Chicken Coop is a unique system of interlocking panels to protect your chickens! Sleep easy at night knowing that your chickens are safe within walls that are impact resistant, water resistant, chemical resistant, and ultraviolet resistant.

    The chicken coop requires no tools to assemble. Designed for a maintenance-free experience, the sturdy coop will be a reliable asset to your homestead for years to come.

    In addition, the removable litter tray provides a hassle-free cleaning experience!

    The coop measures 42 inches by 39 inches by 29 inches and weighs 40 pounds.

    Get ready for the best flock ever. Your chickens will thank you!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9592