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10 Christmas Gifts For Chickens- Something For Every Budget

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Christmas Gifts Your Chickens Will Love! Gifts for Every Budget

I know you love your feathered friends 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 chickens? From hand-made to store-bought, we have suggestions for every budget. Christmas Gifts Your Chickens will love!

Christmas Gifts Your Chickens will Love! Something for Every Budget

#10 Mealworms

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 so I am a HUGE fan.

My girls will definitely be getting these from Santa this year.

Grow Your Own Mealworms

After years of spending the money on expensive mealworms for my chickens, I finally decided to start raising my own mealworms!

It’s crazy easy and very affordable. I walk you through all the steps on how to raise your own mealworms.

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.

#9 Gifts For Chickens -Chicken Saddle

An aggressive Roo can pluck your girls’ buck naked on their back.

Why they can pluck a hen quicker than Colonel Sanders!

Help protect your girls backs with these adorable Chicken Saddles.

On a budget? Sew your own with these 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.

#7 Automatic Chicken Water System

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.

This is just as much a gift for you as it is a gift for your chickens!


Watch the how-to video to make your own.

#6 Gifts For Chickens- Water Heater

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!

On a budget? Learn how to make your own heater for just a couple of dollars. 

#5- Gifts For Chickens- Toys

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

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.

See a complete list of safe treats for your chickens from Backyard Chickens

#3 Crushed Oyster Shells

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.

For instructions on how to build your own PVC feeder, See Good Home Design.

#2 Gifts For Chickens- Chicken Mirror

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.

#1 Chicken Swing

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.

Don’t Forget To Wrap Your Gifts!

To top off the perfect gifts for your chickens, we offer FREE Printable Chicken Name Tags!

Easy to print and no need to spend extra money or go to the store.

Chicken Gifts For You!

In Addition to your chickens, Don’t forget yourself this holiday!

You can find my two books online, The Beginners Guide To Chicken Breeds and The Intermediate Guide To Raising Chickens, are perfect gift for those that want to get chickens or for those that have an established flock.

The Beginners Guide to Chicken Breeds

Whether you’re raising chickens for eggs, meat, companionship, or show, The Beginner’s Guide to Chicken Breeds has all the information you need to get started.

This easy-to-use reference book helps you assess your needs and guides you in making the best decisions for beginning or expanding your flock.

Get to know top-tier pure breeds and hybrids, optimal egg-layers and broilers, ideal chicken breeds for beginners, and more.

For every category of chicken, you’ll find an ultimate breed list that highlights the unique qualities and strengths of each, and breaks down the key considerations of owning them.

Discover everything you need to know to pick the perfect chicken breeds for your lifestyle with this essential beginner’s guide.

The Beginners Guide To Chickens Breeds is a great gift for anyone who wants chcikens

The Intermediate Guide To Raising Chickens

Take your chicken-raising to the next level with this intermediate guide

Now that you’ve been raising chickens for a while and know that you’re in it for the long haul, you’ll need specific guidance designed for the second year and beyond. 

The Intermediate Guide to Raising Chickens offers comprehensive information, step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams to help your established backyard flock thrive and grow for years to come.

Learn the best ways to keep your chickens happy and healthy, from enriching their environment to treating common ailments and ensuring proper nutrition.

Manage and improve your chicken flock with The Intermediate Guide to Raising Chickens.

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Gifts For Christmas Your Chickens Will Love

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