Chicken Gourd Art Birdhouses: All birdhouses are made from south Georgia grown gourds that have been hand sculpted and hand painted by artist S.R. Williams. Each chicken gourd comes with a card that includes: a photo of the finished gourd; artist’s signature; title of the piece; date of creation; and “care and feeding” instructions. These are designed as decorative birdhouses only and are coated with spray polyurethane sealant. These gourds are NOT intended for outdoor use. If they will be displayed outdoors, please keep them under a covered porch or within an enclosed patio. Do not expose the gourds to direct sun or rain. Unless otherwise noted, each gourd comes with a metal loop attached at the head which allows it to be displayed on a rope, wire or hook. The gourds will also sit on a shelf, table or floor. Due to the nature of gourds, the pieces may have nature dimples and uneven shapes. These are not manufacturer’s defects and add to the charm of the finished piece. All chicken gourds shipped within the U.S. include tracking and shipping insurance at no additional cost. See the Store Policy for more information.