GreenChickens

Endicott, New York

9,203 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

GreenChickens

Wooden Signs for Wedding, Home, Farm, Garden, Pregnancy

Endicott, New York | On Etsy since 2011
9,203 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    IMPENDING BABY ALERT: (details below) Custom coop & farm signs, wedding signs, pregnancy announcement signs, farm fresh egg signs, fun, quirky wooden signs for your home or business, personalized garden signs, geeky signs, and cheeky signs, unique & useful signs are all found here.

We are expecting BABY #2 by 2/3. My first was about a week early, so I'm guessing something similar from this one. Of course, predicting things with babies never goes well! I'm letting you know, just in case you don't hear from me for a couple of days that the baby will be responsible, and I'm not ignoring you! If I have delayed your order for too long I will give you the option to cancel it and have a refund. I will likely put the shop on vacation mode for at least a week when the baby comes to adjust to things, but no worries, I will be back!

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Use code 5OFF50 to save $5 on orders over $50 OR
Use code 10OFF100 to save $10 on orders over $100
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Orders of 2 or more items will get an automatic upgrade to Priority Mail shipping (domestic orders only).

Take a look through my shop for quality handmade country treasures that are environmentally friendly to boot. I would love to make you a custom sign if you don't find exactly what you are looking for. I have a quick turn around on all orders and affordable pricing on custom orders. I love to make your ideas come to life.

I use reclaimed wood or sustainably milled wood whenever possible. Wood widths may vary (<.5 inches) depending on stock.

CHAT directly on Facebook here: m.me/greenchickensshop

Stop by on Facebook to keep up with my new products! https://www.facebook.com/greenchickensshop/

Visit me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/greenchickensshop/

View my custom sign gallery on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21510417@N04/sets/72157627574405801/

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 1, 2021

IMPENDING BABY ALERT: (details below) Custom coop & farm signs, wedding signs, pregnancy announcement signs, farm fresh egg signs, fun, quirky wooden signs for your home or business, personalized garden signs, geeky signs, and cheeky signs, unique & useful signs are all found here.

We are expecting BABY #2 by 2/3. My first was about a week early, so I'm guessing something similar from this one. Of course, predicting things with babies never goes well! I'm letting you know, just in case you don't hear from me for a couple of days that the baby will be responsible, and I'm not ignoring you! If I have delayed your order for too long I will give you the option to cancel it and have a refund. I will likely put the shop on vacation mode for at least a week when the baby comes to adjust to things, but no worries, I will be back!

✂-----------------------------------------------------
Use code 5OFF50 to save $5 on orders over $50 OR
Use code 10OFF100 to save $10 on orders over $100
✂-----------------------------------------------------
Orders of 2 or more items will get an automatic upgrade to Priority Mail shipping (domestic orders only).

Take a look through my shop for quality handmade country treasures that are environmentally friendly to boot. I would love to make you a custom sign if you don't find exactly what you are looking for. I have a quick turn around on all orders and affordable pricing on custom orders. I love to make your ideas come to life.

I use reclaimed wood or sustainably milled wood whenever possible. Wood widths may vary (<.5 inches) depending on stock.

CHAT directly on Facebook here: m.me/greenchickensshop

Stop by on Facebook to keep up with my new products! https://www.facebook.com/greenchickensshop/

Visit me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/greenchickensshop/

View my custom sign gallery on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21510417@N04/sets/72157627574405801/

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Amanda Kiehle

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Amanda Kiehle

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About GreenChickens

Sales 9,203
On Etsy since 2011

Giving Reclaimed Wood New Life

It all started when I was helping my dad (a contractor) on a job one summer, and the client had a new puppy. It was an adorable Yorkie puppy, and from that moment I knew I must have a dog; my mom had other ideas. I finally got her to agree that if I could find a way to pay for the dog, I could have one. She thought I would drop the matter, but I did not. I knew it would be a challenge, since I was 14 and too young for a job.

My grandmother was an artist. She did beautiful oil paintings and had recently taken up craft painting right around the time that I decided that I needed a dog. My mom would go to craft fairs to sell her crocheted items and would take some of my grandmother's things to sell as well. I figured I would make some things to sell myself.

I learned how to use the scroll saw from my dad, and started making and painting little animal magnets to sell. Saving up every penny I made from craft fairs and birthdays, I finally had enough to get a dog. I paid every penny for vet bills and food for that beloved dog in this manner until I was old enough to get a job.

High school and work took time away from craft fairs and I stopped painting. Then came college and then a house. I decided I wanted to raise chickens, so I started a flock. I had far too many eggs for us to use and decided I should sell some. Of course, I needed a sign to put out. I figured other people would want signs too, so I started to sell them here!

I make everything possible from reclaimed, scrap or salvaged wood. I started out salvaging from job sites from my dad or purchased at Renew (they were a non profit that salvaged wood and all sorts of things before building are torn down). I do not use anything painted with lead paint. Reclaimed wood is more work (pulling nails, filling holes, finding good pieces) but I think it is worth it. It saves wood from the landfill and the wood has more character. Renew closed, and I am working to find additional sources of reclaimed wood. In addition to what I do have for reclaimed, I have a source that mills wood for me from trees that had to be taken down (from storm damage, to prevent storm damage, etc.) from private properties. It is naturally air dried, which uses no energy (as opposed to kiln dried) and is made from trees that would otherwise been disposed of. I also salvage from Habitat for Humanity ReStores.

I use non toxic water based paints. All of my outdoor signs are coated in an excellent exterior varnish that is non toxic as well. I believe that part of a product being environmentally friendly is that it should last a very long time.

Shop members

  • Amanda

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2021
Thank you for stopping by! I love working with acrylic paint and reclaimed wood. The general theme of my shop is, of course, chickens, but I have plenty of other farm signs, pet lover signs, pregnancy announcements, wedding signs, etc. I love custom work, so please do not be afraid to ask for a custom sign.

Because I use environmentally friendly reclaimed wood whenever possible, it has the extra charm of the occasional nail hole or dent. This adds to the effect of most of my work. If you have an idea for a custom sign that would need to be made with new wood, I can certainly do that too. All of the wood I use is in good condition, whether it be new or reclaimed.

CHAT with me directly on Facebook with questions: m.me/greenchickens

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me within three weeks from date of purchase. Regretfully the return shipping charges will be the responsibility of the buyer (unless there are extenuating circumstances, or I have made an error), and original shipping charges cannot be refunded. If an item has been damaged in transit, please contact me about a replacement (there may be no need for you to send back the damaged item). Custom listings may not be returned unless I have made an error. Please be sure to check the mock-up carefully to make sure that it looks exactly as you want it to.

❗ International buyers, please note that all import VAT, customs, duties, or taxes by any other name levied by your government are your responsibility upon receiving your item. Items that are not picked up and come back to me can not have the shipping charges refunded. If they are custom items, I cannot refund any part of the cost. As of the new year, Etsy may be collecting this tax on behalf of the UK, and you may have the option to pay before the item is sent. This is handled entirely by Etsy.

I want all of my customers to be happy. Please send me a message and I'm sure we can work something out.
Payment
Paypal, and credit cards processed through Etsy are the quickest payment methods, but I also accept money orders and checks. Shipping will be delayed until a money order is received and a check cleared.

If a purchased order is not paid for within a week (unless prior arrangements are made) the order will be cancelled.
Shipping
❗ Please check your Etsy shipping address, your order will go to the address that comes up with your order. If you ordered and notice a mistake in your address, send me a message and I can manually correct it for you if the item has not yet shipped.

UNITED STATES
Shipping is via Priority Mail (or First Class if the item is light enough), which is a 2-3 day service. And for certain items with calculated shipping, Parcel Post.

Express Mail is faster (1-2 days guaranteed), but considerably more expensive. If you would like a quote for an upgrade, please send me a message including your zip code prior to purchasing the listing.

INTERNATIONAL
Orders ship via First Class International. If a particular item does not have international rates listed, please contact me for a quote. Please note that all import VAT, customs, duties, or taxes by any other name levied by your government are your responsibility upon receiving your item. As of the new year, Etsy may be collecting this tax on behalf of the UK, and you may have the option to pay before the item is sent. This is handled entirely by Etsy.

Customs forms, by law, must be marked with the retail value. Your country may have import tariffs or fees. My shipping charges do not cover these fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
CHAT with me directly on Facebook with questions: m.me/greenchickens

CUSTOM SIGN POLICY
I love custom orders! Making a sign that is made just for you is a big part of what I do. I have a number of listings that can be personalized, and are marked as such. If your sign doesn't fit within the guidelines of one of those listings, I will happily set up a custom order for you. I will provide a mock-up that will be the best approximation of what the finished product will look like.

CUSTOM SIGN POLICY MOCK-UP APPROVAL
📫 When ordering a custom sign from one of my custom sign listings, please check your inbox for the mock-up that I will send you. Unless you are ordering one exactly like one that is pictured, I will need you to approve the mock-up. If I have not received a response from you, I will try to send an email and send a message on Etsy at least twice. If I think I have enough information, I will proceed with the order. If I do not have enough information, I will have to cancel the order. If you know you won't be near your computer for awhile, just let me know! Send me a message (or include it in the buyers notes) and I will know when to expect a response.

A NOTE ABOUT COLORS
Color display varies between different computer monitors, computers, tablets, phones, etc. I try to have my colors reflect as accurately as possible for my monitor (and I check other monitors occasionally as well). There is no way to be exact. If you are unsure of a color, I will try to describe it for you as well. If it is very important for a close match to something, let me know.

WOOD SIZING
As I use reclaimed wood when possible, wood widths may vary slightly (<.5 inches) depending on stock. If an exact size is needed, please let me know.

More information

Last updated on Oct 5, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How soon will my item ship?

Most orders are out the door in one to three business days. This depends, of course, on volume of business. Orders that involve multiple signs (such as the Farm Stand listings) may take longer.

📫 If you are ordering a custom sign, please keep an eye on your inbox for your mock-up. I'll need your approval to start on the item.

How do you ship?

I ship orders within the US via First Class or Priority Mail. Express Mail is faster (1-2 days guaranteed), but considerably more expensive. If you would like a quote for an upgrade, please send me a message including your zip code prior to purchasing the listing.

International orders ship via First Class International. In most cases, this take 7-10 days, but given extra distance and customs being unpredictable, it can take 3 weeks. Global Priority Mail is a more guaranteed and slightly faster method. Please send a message with your location for a quote.

To send a message: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=greenchickens

How do I order a custom sign?

I have a number of listings for signs that are priced for custom lettering. If you are ordering from a listing with "custom" in the title, and the size you are looking for falls within those parameters, simply add that item to your cart and be sure to include your instructions in the "personalization" section.

If you would like something else custom that doesn't fit those guidelines, click the "request custom item" button, or send a message for a quote. I can set you up a custom listing. I have LOTS of colors, and I can do different fonts, sizes, silhouettes, etc. I will provide a mock-up that will be the best approximation of what the finished product will look like.

How do I choose a color?

I have or can make any color that you would like! To get ideas, you can always look through other items in my shop.

Put any color choices in the "notes" box at check-out. You'll also find a link to my color chart in most listings, toward the bottom.

What can my custom sign say?

Anything that fits! If you are ordering a sign that is priced for custom lettering, it can say whatever you would like, provided that I can fit it on the sign. I will send a mock-up of custom designs before creating them for your approval. I have yet to see a last name that I can't fit on a sign.

Can I have this in a different color?

Yes. I have, or can make any color that you'd like. You'll find a clickable list to a small selection of colors toward the bottom of my listings, but you are not limited to those options. ANY of my listings have customizable colors. Just let me know what you are looking for in the "notes" section after you add an item to your cart.

Where do I put my choices & instructions for custom orders?

After any relevant drop down boxes, in the "personalization" box you can enter the details. CURRENTLY Etsy is implementing this feature, and it is not fully available on the app. If you are using the app and you do not see this box, please enter your details in the "notes" box on the check out screen.

Are Signs Painted on Both Sides?

Any sign hanging with a sawtooth hanger or designed to hang against a wall will show the pine on the back. This is so that the natural wood grain can be appreciated, but will not be visible under normal circumstances. All outdoor signs are clear coated on both sides to protect them outdoors.