Tis the season of festivities, copious amounts of food, and gifts given and received. To help with your gift giving (and perhaps receiving), we present our annual Holiday Gift Giving Guide and Giveaway!
For the young chicken lovers there’s Let’s Hatch Chicks! by Fresh Eggs Daily superstar, Lisa Steele. Let’s Hatch Chicks! tells the story of Violet, a mama hen hatching, raising, and teaching her chicks. But it’s not just a tale of a mama and her babies, it teaches along the way. Interspersed are chicken vocabulary words such as “roost,” “dust bath,” and “pip,” that teach children about chicks, chickens, and eggs. Chances are good that you’ll learn something too!
For chickens lovers of any age, there’s the delightful Literary Chickens by Beth Moon. Three words: Photographs of chickens. Need we say more? Ok, we will. Paired with the photos are literary quotes, passages, and excerpts that round out this beauty of a book. You’ll buy it for someone else, but keep it for yourself.
To keep your Silkies silky and your Polish hens polished, there’s Messy Mildred, a line of shampoos and Epsom salt bath bombs for your (feathered) babies. The scents include always-pleasing Lavender, Lemongrass, and Tea Tree. Imagine your chickens emanating those aromas! Added bonus: The shampoos contain no synthetic fragrances or colors. As Messy Mildred says, “Why would you bathe your omelettes in that garbage?”
Green Goo creates fresh and dried organic herb-infused salves, lotions and more for people and animals. Their Poultry First Aid Kit is like a chemical-free medicine cabinet for your flock. The Animal First Aid salve is perfect for preventing combs from frostbite and helping heal wounds and prolapse vent. Green Goo is also a B Corp, which means they take their role in sustainability, employee welfare, and the greater good seriously.
Every year DooKashi ends up on our gift guide. Why? Because coops can be stinky and DooKashi puts a stop to that. Ingredients include wheat bran and blackstrap molasses, which we’re pretty sure our grandma’s muffins called for. This product saves your sniffer. It also speeds up the composting process for chicken manure. As DooKashi says, get no more complaints from the neighbors, only requests for eggs.
While you’re ensuring your coop is smelling better, our Organic Coop Confetti will be the icing on the cake. This blend of organic herbs and flowers creates an aromatherapeutic haven for your hens. The first breath of a freshly opened bag of Organic Coop Confetti releases the lovely aroma that will create a tranquil and restful space for chickens.
Now that your hens have received the spa treatment and are relaxed in their home, you’re going to need something to collect their eggs. Fluffy Layers creates absolutely adorable and practical egg collecting aprons. The half size holds 10 eggs and the full size holds 15 eggs, and the aprons are so stinkin’ cute that you may even find yourself frolicking and twirling when you wear them.
And now for the giveaways!
Holiday Giveaway #1: We’ll post our giveaway on Facebook on December 3rd, wanting to hear what your chickens’ favorite treat is. We’ll randomly select a winner on December 6th. Here’s what’s included in this giveaway: A Scratch and Peck Feeds tin sign, magnet, and trucker hat, Organic Coop Confetti, a Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit, DooKashi Poultry Brooder & Coop Deodorizer, Organic Lavender Chicken Shampoo from Messy Mildred, and a Poultry First Aid Kit from Green Goo.
Holiday Giveaway #2: Keep an eye out on Instagram the second week of December for the announcement of our second giveaway! Prizes with this giveaway are a Scratch and Peck tin sign, magnet, and trucker hat, a 10 lbs bag of Naturally Free Organic Layer Feed, Organic Coop Confetti, a Fluffy Layers chicken keychain, and DooKashi Poultry Brooder & Coop Deodorizer and EcoPet Natural Cleaner, and a copy of Literary Chickens by Beth Moon (not pictured). We’ll randomly pick a winner on December 13th.
Holiday Giveaway #3: Comment below this blog post with your best chicken keeping tip – let’s share ideas! Everyone who comments before December 19th will be entered to win A Scratch and Peck Feeds tin sign, magnet, and trucker hat, a Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit, Organic Coop Confetti, a Fluffy Layer chicken keychain, Let’s Hatch Chicks by Lisa Steele, EcoPet Natural Cleaner from DooKashi, and Tea Tree Shampoo and Salt Egg Bombs for Chickens from Messy Mildred. The winner’s name will be randomly drawn on Thursday, December 20.