The gift giving season has arrived, but why should people be the only ones enjoying presents? Don’t our chickens and ducks deserve holiday love too? We think so, which is why we’ve rounded up gift ideas that will make chickens, ducks, and their bird-lovin’ owners cluckin’ happy.
To help spruce up the holiday spirit even more, we are hosting three giveaways in December. Henny & Roo, Fresh Eggs Daily, and Dookashi have all kindly contributed goodies to put an extra glow on our giveaways. Keep reading for some of our gift suggestions, and then enter our giveaways on Facebook and Instagram throughout December for chances to win one of the three prizes. May your season be filled with happy clucks!
Henny & Roo: Henny & Roo offers monthly gift boxes for chickens (and their owners). The people behind Henny & Roo carefully curate products that contribute to the health and happiness of chickens. Since their beginnings in January 2016, the contents of the boxes have ranged from treats or treatments for chickens to poultry magazines and organic teas for their owners. They continue to expand their offerings and have fun with what they do. A Henny & Roo monthly subscription is the perfect gift for the chicken lover in your life who has everything … but wants more! Visit their website to see what’s been included in past boxes, and to purchase a subscription.
Giveaway: Share a photo of your flock on Instagram between December 5 – December 7 with the hashtag #scratchandpeck to be entered for a chance to win a gift box from Henny & Roo chock full o’ goodies!
DIY Egg Collecting Apron: If making presents is more your speed, an egg collecting apron is a great way to go. It’s a practical gift that many chicken and duck keepers wouldn’t buy for themselves, but after receiving one, would wonder how they ever lived without it. We love these two patterns:
Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Home by Lisa Steele: Lisa Steele offers advice and how-tos for raising chickens and ducks on her blog, Fresh Eggs Daily. She focuses on holistic care, such as using herbs as natural preventative remedies. A frequent contributor to Backyard Poultry Magazine and Hobby Farm Magazine, Lisa now has her own “chicken lifestyle” television show based out of Portland, Maine. She is the author of Duck Eggs Daily and Fresh Eggs Daily. Her latest book, Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Home, is a combination of photographs and illustrations that detail how to grow a garden rich with veggies and herbs that provide even more delicious and nutritious foods for you and your chickens.
See Lisa’s own curated Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas for the chicken lovers on your list.
DIY Flock Block: For a homemade gift idea, Fresh Eggs Daily’s “Flock Block Knock Off” helps bust the winter boredom blues. A mix of grains, seeds, spices, molasses, and coconut oil, this recipe is simple to make and easily doubled to have gifts to hand out to fellow chicken keepers.
Giveaway: Enter to receive a copy of Gardening with Chickens, a 1 lb bag of Dookashi Poultry Brooder & Coop Deodorizer, a 10 oz bag of Cluckin’ Good Herbs, a 1.25 lbs bag of Cluckin’ Good Grubs, a Scratch and Peck Feeds trucker hat, and a pair of Scratch and Peck Feeds mason glasses. Enter between December 12 – December 14. Post a photo of your coop to our Facebook page with the hashtag #scratchandpeck or tag us @scratchandpeck.
Dookashi: If you’ve ever gotten a whiff of your birds’ manure, you know that it’s a smell you’d rather forget. Dookashi is a poultry odor eliminator and compost accelerator. They make a natural, Non-GMO Project Verified odor eliminator that reduces the smell of ammonia in manure, accelerates composting, and keeps your bird’s respiratory system healthy. They’re also a great company run by two delightful women. Learn more about Dookashi.
Giveaway: Share a photo of your flock on Instagram between December 19 – December 21 with the hashtag #scratchandpeck to be entered for a chance to win a 1 lb bag of Dookashi Poultry Brooder & Coop Deodorizer, a 10 oz bag of Cluckin’ Good Herbs, a 2 lbs bag of Cluckin’ Good Diatomaceous Earth, and a Scratch and Peck Feeds trucker hat, mason glass drinking jars, and t-shirt.