LEMON BAY DOLL CHICKEN COOP
Hen House with optional chicken keeping accessories including basket, eggs, feed sack, pail, droppings, rake, and bedding
Handcrafted for 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®
We are pleased to present another addition to our Adventures in Gardening Collection: The Lemon Bay Doll Chicken Coop
Although we now keep rabbits, we have also raised hens, learning early on in our gardening adventures that keeping as few as two or three hens let us tap into some of the "green" contributions these fluffy, clucky, somewhat silly birds can offer the garden. How fun it is to run to the hen house and gather eggs then stop in the garden to pick some fresh greens, made all the greener with the help of the hen’s droppings.
Getting our kids (especially our girls!) to see the benefits of this side of chicken keeping has been a task. But, as so often happens at our house, when they “play” it out in their doll world, the real world becomes a bit less daunting! Our doll hen house has helped them see the process and come to enjoy it. We hope our chicken coop for 18” dolls opens this and other possibilities up to you and your family as well!
Our HEN HOUSE has a main coop opening from the top to allow full access to the interior. To one side of the main coop is a small nesting box for the hens to lay their eggs in. It opens from the top to allow easy access when gathering the eggs. The other side of the hutch has a doorway onto a ramp allowing hens to exit the coop for ranging and exercise. Our coop was designed to accommodate American Girl ® Kit’s chicken perfectly. We show the coop above with our own felt hens. These are available for purchase here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/270544858/doll-chickens-for-american-girl-18-inch?ref=shop_home_active_15
This coop is made of pine and plywood, sanded but unfinished so you may paint or finish it as you choose. We are happy to wax your coop for you using our non-toxic beeswax-based finish for an additional $15.00. To have your piece waxed, please select the option "Coop Only WAXED" or "Coop + Access. WAXED" if you would like the coop waxed with the chicken keeping accessories.
You may order the coop separately, as described above, or with the following additional accessories. If you choose to purchase the coop with accessories (make your selection from the drop-down menu above) you will also receive:
• A lined BASKET with three wood EGGS to gather from the nesting box
• A metal PAIL with approximately 100 7mm brown pom-pom “DROPPINGS” and a terracotta manure RAKE perfectly proportioned for the 18” doll
• A cotton-stuffed FEED BAG with a drawstring
• One bundle of excelsior “STRAW” for bedding your coop
Gardening is one of the ways our family enjoys being outside together. The garden is an incredible way to build an understanding of and respect for nature and our environment, and to teach kids to nurture and care for other living things while developing patience. Time spent in the garden provides countless opportunities for hands-on learning, inquiry, observation and experimentation. As we state in our mission statement, when we create toys for our children's imaginative play, we seek to impart skills that they will someday apply in life. We try to share our love of adventure and provide a vehicle with which we can teach them how to enjoy the adventure safely.
Dimensions of coop: L 16” x W 9” x H 14.5”
Our doll model, her clothing, and all props and accessories including chickens stay with us. Please see our other listings to purchase our felt chickens shown above:
And the coop as a Bunny Hutch with Accessories: https://www.etsy.com/listing/253733636/doll-bunny-hutch-rabbit-hutch-for
Thank you for looking!
Recommended age 8+
Simple assembly required
Breakable terracotta rake
Small pieces (pom-poms)
Shipping available in the United States.
For shipping outside of the US, contact us for shipping quotes.
Payment accepted: PayPal, Direct Checkout
We are not associated with American Girl® in any way other than being huge fans and collectors and builders of many items that help doll play flourish in our home, and hopefully yours as well!
The love of adventure is one of the trademarks of our family. The other is erring on the side of caution. When we create toys for our children's imaginative play, we seek to impart skills that they will someday apply in life. We try to share our love of adventure and provide a vehicle with which we can teach them how to enjoy the adventure safely. We hope our toys offer this same possibility to you and your family.
Time passes so very quickly. Enjoy the adventure.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
Lemon Bay Doll Co. accepts PayPal and all major credit cards. If you wish to pay by check, please convo us to make these arrangements.
Regular orders may be cancelled for a full refund as long as the items haven't shipped yet. Custom orders may be cancelled only if work on them has not yet begun.
Layaway options are available. Please convo us to set up a layaway plan. Let us know which pieces you will be placing on layaway, the duration of the layaway, the frequency of payments and the amounts of payments. We will create a recurring custom listing for you and ship out your items one week after final payment has been received.
International shipping available by custom order. Please contact us for shipping quotes.
We ship using USPS Priority 2-3 day shipping or UPS, whichever is most economical. In our listings, shipping is based on "one piece - one box" weights and sizes. With multiple item sales, very often the pieces can be combined into fewer shipments at a savings. (Some of the bigger items do require their own box though.) We are happy to reimburse any shipping overages charged with original purchase on multiple item sales. Please contact us before purchasing if you are interested in receiving the combined shipping reimbursement.
We use special care to pack our items to arrive at your door safely. However, if a product has been damaged during shipment, please contact me as soon as possible upon receipt for instructions. All items are shipped insured and will be replaced or repaired at no cost and no hassle to you. Please save all packaging for USPS / UPS inspection.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item(s) within 7 days of receiving it. Item(s) must be in its original packaging and in perfect, unused condition. Custom orders are final sales and cannot be returned or exchanged.
Customer is responsible for returning the item(s) pre-paid and insured to Lemon Bay Doll Co. Upon receipt of item(s) a full refund will be issued. While our return policy is firm, we will make every effort to assure your experience is satisfactory!
We love custom orders! If there's something you're dreaming of for your doll's world, please convo us for possibilities.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions not answered in our policy section or within our individual listings. We are happy to assist you.