Saturday, 25 January, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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How to build a chicken roost

How to build a chicken roost

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Raising chickens can be rewarding, fun, therapeutic, and for some, maybe a bit nerve wracking!

There is literally tons of information about raising chicks and chickens and it is hard to sort through it all to determine what is right, what is not and what is just plain weird.

If people have beds, then chickens have perches or roosts. And just like beds, chicken perches should be properly designed and built to be comfortable for the chickens to roost at night!

Chicken Roost

Yes there are certain features that make a good chicken perch but there is definitely nothing difficult about making one. As long as you take note of some simple reminders, your chickens will be happy with their roost. Happy chickens lay lots of eggs :)

First, your chicken perch should be secure. Make sure it can be closed up at night because it serves as their ‘bedroom’ where they want to feel safe while resting. Once a predator enters and scares or harms the chickens, they will start looking for a new place to perch!

After finding a good spot for it, make sure the dimensions of your perch are good. There should be enough room for all the chooks which means that the perches or branches have to be at least 8 inches apart from each other.

Chickens digest food and release their waste during the night, too, so your chicken perch should be angled such that they won’t be dropping waste on one another; around 30 to 40 degrees.

Now since all the waste goes below the chicken roost, you should also consider how you can access the area for easy clean up. You can attach chains to the chicken perch so you can lift it up out of the way while cleaning. Or you can simply install a tarpaulin under it to serve as a collection tray which you can easily remove and empty. (There are plenty of solutions for this and you can find more ideas by viewing our album below.)

Simply use timber, large dowel rods or just tree branches (the best material since it is natural) when building a chicken roost. You don’t have to (and should not) use any other material as chickens are most comfortable and naturally roosting with wood. You can use a combination or different sizes of these wood materials to let your chickens choose and find a favourite spot.

And that’s it! Those are the only factors you need to think about to make your chickens happy with their roost and their home in general.

Do you know someone new to raising chickens who could use this information? :)

Materials:

  • 2×2 Timber, Large Dowel Rods or Tree Branches
  • 1×2 Timber
  • Bolts
  • Screws
  • Chains

Tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Saw
  • Planer
  • Sander

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Thanks to Raising Chickens for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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