Useful Gifts for Chicken Keepers

November 8, 2019

It can seem hard to find the perfect gift for someone that owns chickens.  They seem to have everything that they could need.  Most chicken owners are frugal and don’t want to spend a ton of money on themselves.  I’ve compiled a list of six really useful items that most chicken owners would love to have but wouldn’t buy for themselves.

Lock & Lock Egg Holders

Chicken owners know well enough how fast egg cartons can tear up.  The cardboard cartons tend to hold up the best, but can become soggy and useless if they get wet.  Chicken owners that sell eggs also know how fast they can collect used egg cartons.  These cartons can pile up quickly.  These reusable plastic egg cartons eliminate the need for flimsy foam or cardboard cartons.  Reusable egg cartons can be cleaned and used over and over again.

Choose an Egg Collecting Apron in this great list!

If you have more than two or three laying hens, it can be a pain to collect eggs.  You can’t just put them into a bucket without worrying about breaking the shells.  Egg collecting aprons take the worry out of collecting eggs.  These aprons have individual egg pockets sewn right into it.  Put an egg into each snug pocket and don’t worry about breaking any more eggs!  You can find super cute designs for egg collecting aprons that everyone will love.

K&H Pet Products Heated Thermo-Poultry Waterer 2.5 gal

This is must have for the winter.  It can be a hassle keeping chicken’s water thawed in the winter time.  There are many tricks and ways to keep the water unfrozen, but the most fool-proof way is to use a heated waterer.  Simply fill this poultry fountain with water and plug it in.  It’s insulated and will keep the water from freezing, providing chickens with drinkable water on even the coldest days.

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Chicken Perch

Chickens are pretty well equipped to handle life on cold days.  Their bodies are covered in feathers that insulate them and keep them warm.  But what about their toes and feet?  Most chickens don’t have feathers on their feet or legs.  A heated perch will help to keep them nice and toasty during cold nights.

Choose an automatic coop door closer from this great list!

If you really want to spoil the chicken owner in your life, get them an automatic coop door closer.  Chickens need to be closed up securely in their coop at night to keep them safe from nocturnal predators.  Most chickens will go into the safe coop by themselves right before dark.  The automatic coop door closer will shut the door of the coop at dusk to lock them up tight.  It will then open at daylight to let them back out for the day. 

Of course we always offer customers gift cards for those hard-to-buy-for-family members! Give us a call and we would be glad to send you one!

What are some useful gifts that you’ve purchased for the chicken owners or yourself?  Are there any cool items that you have on your chicken wish list?

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Shelby is an agricultural enthusiast that shares her love of all things farming with her husband and two children on their small farm in West Tennessee. She is a former agriculture education teacher and is also the author of the blog Farminence, where she enjoys sharing her love of gardening, raising livestock and more simple living. You can see more of Shelby's articles at:

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