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I know you love your feathered friends (I only have hens so I call them my girls) and don’t want to leave them out this time of the year. Especially after all the hard work they do for you by providing fresh eggs, meat, protection, companionship, bug control, and fresh fertilizer.
So what is the perfect gift to get your poultry pets? From hand-made to store-bought we have suggestions for every budget.
Christmas Gifts Your Chickens will Love! Something for every budget
This will be your chickens favorite gift by far! I have yet to meet a chicken who doesn’t like mealworms. I actually trained my chickens to come when I called them and go into their coop with mealworms (to read more click here for the article) so I am a HUGE fan. My girls will definitely be getting these from Santa this year.
On a budget? Place a semi-large piece of wood on top of moist soil for one week, lift the wood, dig a little and you will find a lot of worms to give your flock for free.
I do not own a Roo but I have seen what an aggressive Roo can do to your girls’, they can pluck a hen quicker than Colonel Sanders! Help protect your girls backs with these adorable Chicken Saddles.
On a budget? Click here for easy-to-follow instructions to make your own chicken saddle.
#8 Gifts For Chickens- Pumpkin Soup
Every fall and winter I give my flock pumpkin soup and they L-O-V-E it! When they see me carrying that pumpkin, they all come a running.
I use a combination of : the seeds and pulp of the pumpkin, fresh garlic, herbs, oats, molasses and yogurt. This is a delicious treat and acts as a natural dewormer. I always buy a lot of leftover pumpkins after Halloween to last all winter. If you can’t find a pumpkin, you can substitute it for another squash.
For the complete recipe visit Fresh Eggs Daily and click here.
Going out to give your chickens fresh water several times a day is a time-consuming task. Save time by making an automatic chicken watering system using these nipples and some PVC pipe, you will be glad you did.
In many parts of the country, a water heater is a necessity if you don’t want your flock to dehydrate during the cold months. If you are tired of constantly changing cold blocks of ice – this is perfect gift for you!
One thing that can cause a chicken to get depressed is boredom. It’s true. Keep your flock busy and entertained with this treat toy. Put some cracked corn, mealworms, crickets, or other small treat in this ball and watch them play with it for hours and say buh-bye to wintertime blues. Your chickens will love this gift!
#4 Gifts For Chickens-Treat Holder (suet holder)
I bought this inexpensive suet holder for my girls’ coop. I place herbs and produce scraps in it to keep off the ground and they enjoy picking the goodies out of it.
I give my flock crushed oyster shells to help supplement their diet and provide extra calcium. We offer it to them in a free choice feeder so they can eat whatever they feel they need.
Birds and chickens love companions, even if it’s their own reflection. I grew up owning birds and my grandparents raised both poultry and exotic birds for pet stores, each and every cage had a mirror. Like my grandparents, I’ve raised my birds and my flocks with mirrors and let me tell you, they are more vain than Kim K.!
Word of warning: do not install a mirror in the coop if you have a Roo, they don’t like to look at themselves as much as their female counterparts.
On a budget? Yard sales or Dollar stores are a perfect place to find an inexpensive mirror.
Have you ever seen a chicken on a swing? It’s adorable! Almost as cute as my goats on the trampoline. Every coop, run and yard should have some sort of entertainment for your feathered friends and this swing is just the ticket!
On a budget? Learn how to make your own log chicken swing here
Chicken Gifts For You!
In Addition to your chickens, Don’t forget yourself this holiday!