Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Best Easy and Inexpensive Chicken Coop Ideas and Plans for Small Spaces

Pawhut Wood Chicken Coop Rabbit Hen House Nest Huge Run Backyard Poultry Cage

When building a chicken coop some of the best ones are the ones that you can have shipped to you for free and ready to assemble in your backyard.  When looking for the right chicken coop here are a few things to look for.
  • Pick a good spot in your yard for your coop. Make sure that you have easy access to it and it's in a safe spot for the chickens.
  • Measure your space and check the measurements of the coop you want to build or purchase before you plan on placing it in your yard.  You want to make sure that if you have a smaller space the coop will be able to fit.
  • Select a coop with all of the necessary items you need such as a nesting box for easy access to extract eggs, having enough room for your animals to roam around in, and a lockable door.
  • Most cages are acceptable for chickens, geese, ducks, guinea pigs, rabbits, guinea fowls and other poultry.
  • Make sure your cage/coop has easy access for cleaning the poop such as a slide out tray.
  • A ramp and sliding access doors are a great way for chickens to be able to get in and out of the coop.
  • Wire mesh is great for ventilation and possibly keeping foxes out of the cage.
  • The coop should be able to keep your animals warm enough and shelter them from cold winters and warm summers.
  • Build a chicken coop for the right capacity of chickens you wish to raise.  Make sure that the chickens are not too crowded. 
  • Use Green materials for a safe environment or if you prefer sturdy materials that will not harm your animals.
When purchasing or building a chicken coop it's important to know how many chickens you want to raise.  A coop can be expanded or added on to you just have to make sure that you are selecting the right design for your needs. 
 Chick Coop ideas and plans for small areas

Check out the reviews on pre-made chicken coops that you can build for your backyard space and find the right coop for you to be able to have fresh eggs every day. Check out some of the interesting designs and coops below.

Nantucket Chicken Coop
Features and what we like about this one...

  • Easily connect additional pens (sold separately) for a larger living space
  • Includes nesting box with roosting bar
  • Made from wood houses up to 4 chickens or rabbits
  • Ramp for multi-level living space
  • Removable pan for easy cleaning
  • Two doors allows easy access to upper and lower areas
  • Made from wood houses up to 4 chickens or rabbits

 The Tower Coop chicken coop ideas
  • Includes a removable roof and hinged door on nesting box for easy access
  • Poultry hutch
  • Made with lightweight insect and rot resistant fir lumber
  • Ramp closes for complete containment
  • Window slides over to vent
  • Color: Auburn

Victorian Barn Chicken Coop

  • Hand built from sustainable harvested, naturally weather and pest resistant fir
  • Sized to comfortably house 4 hens
  • Best-in-class mesh-enclosed run area features chicken ramp for access to roost
  • Heavy, galvanized wire is secured using their unique, extra strength, wire-clamping wood design
  • All doors feature spring-bolt latches to keep hens safe from predators

Chicken Coop/Hen House with Nesting Box and Outdoor Run
Chicken Coop/Hen House with Nesting Box and Outdoor Run
  • Chicken Coop, Nesting Box, and Backyard Run all in one
  • Great for rabbits, chickens, ducks, and other poultry
  • Sliding access door w/ramp for chickens to enter and exit
  • Large 2 section nesting box for easy food/water access and extract eggs
  • Easily portable that allows you to move the coop throughout your landscape
  • Perches design for comfortable living
  • Heavy duty galvanized wire helps keep chickens in and predators out
  • Removable side and bottom sliding tray/pan and opening roof also allows for easy cleaning access
  • Wood thickness: 10 mm
  • Door Size: 10" L x 20" W
  • Run Opening: 10.3" L x 13.5" W

Jumbo Fontana Chicken Barn
  • Made with ecoFLEX, a recycled wood/polymer blend that provides a non-toxic solution to your chicken raising needs
  • Resistant to moisture, warping, cracking and splitting
  • Maintenance Free
  • Removable roof
  • Comes with 2 roosting bars
  • Accommodates 10 ducks
  • Insulated
  • The barn has 7-8 ventilation slits on all four sides of the barn.
  • Does not need to be treated
  • Not pre-treated
  • Enclosure included: No
  • Bedding included: No
  • 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to Create Easter Baskets Using Dollar Store Toys, Games, and Candy

We carry a large selection of colorful Easter baskets, buckets, and pails in a variety of shapes and sizes for all your Easter needs. Just $1 each.

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Years ago when we were little there were no ready made Easter baskets that you could purchase in the store.  Instead you would make or buy a basket or a plastic bucket, get some colored Easter grass and fill it with colorful eggs, chocolate rabbits, and maybe a toy or two. 
Now, you just go to the store and purchase an Easter basket. Plus, with all of the grandparents, parents and aunts and uncles buying Easter baskets for the kids, we have an idea for the kids and parents to make their own Easter basket and give them kids at school, in the hospital or at a homeless shelter. It doesn't cost much and you can find everything you need at the Dollar Store. Scroll Down to Learn How to Create your Own Easter Basket filled with toys, games, and candy treats!
 How to Make Easter Baskets Using Dollar Store Items

Here is how to Build a Basket or Easter Bucket Filled with Great items from the Dollar Store!

 Build an Easter Basket

Easter baskets can easily be made with a personal touch to make sure that loved ones are getting treats and toys that they will enjoy. Best of all the items can all be purchased in bulk or shipped to your local Dollar Tree Store for you to pick up in time for Easter celebrations!

Here are some suggestions for the items you can use to create your Easter Basket all ofr $1.00 Each.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Learn About Cricut Access Fonts and Access Premium!

Cricut Access
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Cricut has 2 new Access products for you : Access Fonts and Access Premium! These new additions to the Access family are now available alongside the current version of Access (both monthly and annual), which is now referred to as Cricut Access Standard.

Cricut Access Fonts - available in both monthly ($7.99/month) and annual ($95.88/year) options, will grant users access to 370+ fonts in Design Space. Access Fonts does not provide any discount on purchases on Cricut.com or in Design Space and does not provide access to the other 30,000+ images available in Cricut Access Standard. 

Cricut Access Premium - only available as an annual membership for $119.88 per year ($9.99/month), provides everything available in Cricut Access Standard + 50% off of digital purchases on Cricut.com or in Design Space. Major licenses are excluded from the 50% discount (only discounted at 10% as with Cricut Access Standard). These major licensors are: Disney, Sesame, Boy Scouts, Anna Griffin, San Rio (Hello Kitty), and Lia Griffith.

Current Cricut Access members who want to upgrade to Access Premium will automatically have the remaining portion of their current membership applied to the new membership. 

Similarly, Access Standard members who want to switch to Access Fonts will have any remaining value in their current membership applied to the Fonts membership.

What is the Cricut Explore Air? The Cricut Explore Air is an electronic cutting machine for DIY projects and crafts. The Cricut Explore is a personal die cutting machine. It is the perfect at home die cutting machine for anyone who loves to do DIY projects. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Free Sizzix Project Learn to Make an Easter Egg Fabric Pillow

Eggstraordinary Pillow Free Project

Looking for a fun Sizzix project for Easter? The Eggstraordinary Easter Egg pillow is a fun and easy project for Sizzix Crafters. Using the Sizzix Big Die Egg  and Sizzix Bigz XL 25" Die  along with white, green, yellow, blue, and pink fabric, batting, fiberfill and fusible adhesive this project creates one eggciting pillow!   The colors of the eggs can be made from scrap fabrics or your favorite Easter fabrics.  Make one or several of these Easter pillows for decorating this spring!

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Bigz XL 25

 Free Sizzix Project Easter Egg Fabric Pillow

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Monday, February 13, 2017

How To Make A Purple Aster Flower Crown a Free Cricut Project

How To Make A Purple Aster Flower CrownHow to Make a Purple Aster Flower Crown Free Cricut Project
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This beautiful Purple Aster Headband is a great project for spring or to wear for Easter. The pretty purple Asters can be made using your Cricut machine and the supplies listed below.


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  1. Measure your head. Cut a length of braided fabric cord to fit from the top of your head to the nape of your neck. Cut a second length of fabric cord that will fit across the top of your head, meeting up with the first length of cord just above your ears.
  2. To complete this project and print the instructions go to Purple Flower Aster Crown and Click Make it Now!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Make some Shamrock Plastic Canvas Coasters with this Easy Pattern

ePattern Plastic Canvas Lucky Shamrock Coasters
Bring a bit of luck to your tables and make these easy to make Shamrock Coasters using plastic canvas and your favorite Irish colored yarn. These make great decorations or gifts for St. Patrick's Day.  Kids, teachers, friends and family will love them!   Shamrock coasters will bring the luck o' the Irish to your St. Patrick's Day celebration! You can use them not only at coffee breaks or meal time, but also as gifts for your Irish friends. Each is worked on 7 mesh plastic canvas using worsted weight yarn. The coasters may be backed with cork or felt, if desired.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Create Personalized Couples Gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries and More!

Even if you are not the most creative person there is you can still make unique gifts for couples and families with some of the personalized gift ideas found online.  For example you want to make a special wedding gift for a new couple.  You can easily make personalized couples pillow cases for a gift that will keep them smiling featuring their names on them. 
Another fun and romantic gift idea is the Personalized Everlasting Love Tree Carving Canvas Sign for new couples celebrating their love. Tell your fairytale over and over again with this gorgeous stretched canvas print adorning your walls. The tranquil forest scene shows your lasting love carved into one of the mystical trees. Ready for any home decor, these hand stretched canvas prints in classic black and white will be a cherished keepsake for the many years ahead. Personalize your print with names and date showing your Everlasting Love.  How to Order.
There are unique gifts such as personalized bathrobes, personalized signs and wall hangings, wine glasses, urban alphabet signs featuring a family last name, growth charts for kids, grilling sets for him, gifts for her, wedding and anniversary gifts, kids gifts and more. Personalized Gift ideas for Coupons and Families

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Personalized Girls Growth Chart - Personalized Height Charts

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