Hot cocoa with marshmallows, holly, sparkling lights, cozy knitted hats and scarves — the holidays are here! At Scratch and Peck, we’re celebrating by participating in Festival of Trees, a local fundraiser that benefits a senior activity center in our community. We’ve decorated a tree (in pure Scratch and Peck style!) that will be auctioned off at the Whatcom Council on Aging’s Gala Dinner. The tree was assembled in our office in early November, and as decorations were crafted and ornaments individually painted, they were hung on the tree, creating a suspenseful build until we finally had a fully decorated Christmas tree. Maybe slow decorating will be the next slow food movement!
To help you with your own holiday preparations, we’ve put together a holiday gift guide and … wait for it … our 2nd annual holiday giveaway! Starting in December, we will have three giveaways — one right here on this blog, one on Instagram, and one on Facebook. Details below on the giveaways, but first, here are our suggestions for gifts for the chicken lovers in your life.
Cluckin’ Good Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit: We launched our sprout-ferment kit this year so people would have an easy all-in-one way to sprout organic whole grains and ferment our feeds. Through December 31st, our Sprout-Ferment Starter Kits include a gift bow and tag to make for easier gifting! This kit is perfect for anyone who has wanted to give sprouting and fermenting a try, but hasn’t made the leap. It makes for a fun activity … and chickens get to reap the rewards!
DooKashi Poultry Brooder and Coop Deodorizer and EcoPet Natural Cleaner: Fear not the stinky coop when these products are used! DooKashi Coop Deodorizer eliminates odors naturally. No scary chemicals, DooKashi contains ingredients like wheat bran and blackstrap molasses! EcoPet Natural Cleaner is made with the same organic probiotic as used in DooKashi. It’s ideal for cleaning out the grime in coops, while also getting rid of the remaining ammonia odors that chicken owners are well aware of. A clean coop is a healthy coop!
Redeem Your Ground T-Shirts: Redeem Your Ground is a duo who creates outdoor living spaces that connect people with nature. Their t-shirts reflect the connectiveness that we feel when engaging with nature, animals, and each other. We love the simplicity of the designs, and the soft fabric of the tees feels like a hug.
Lastly, for dedicated Scratch and Peck lovers, are our 6” metal coop signs and trucker hats. The old-timey rustic design of our Scratch and Peck Feeds signs add a lovely touch to chicken coops. Tried and true Scratch and Peck fans can walk the walk and talk the talk as they strut around in their Scratch and Peck trucker hat. It’s what the hip kids do!
And now for the giveaways!
December 4 – 6: Over yonder on Instagram
Keep an eye on our Instagram page starting December 4th when we put out the call for Your Most Clever Chicken Name! When you see the giveaway posted, comment with the best name you have come up with for one of your chickens. We’ll randomly select a winner to receive what’s behind Door #1! Hint, it’s this: A Scratch and Peck t-shirt, a Cluckin’ Good Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit, a copy of Let’s Hatch Chicks by Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily, and a 1 lb bag of DooKashi Poultry Brooder & Coop Deodorizer!
December 11 – 17: Right here on this here blog post!
Comment in our Comments section below with your chicken’s favorite treat (doesn’t matter if it’s watermelon, our Cluckin’ Good Grubs, mice, what-have-you!) On December 18th, one winner will be randomly selected to win what’s behind Door #2: A copy of Gardening with Chickens by Lisa Steele, a “Raise” chickens t-shirt from Redeem Your Ground, a Cluckin’ Good Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit, a 12 oz bottle of EcoPet Natural Cleaner from DooKashi!
On December 18th, we’ll post info on our Facebook page about that week’s giveaway. We’ll be asking for your favorite thing about owning chickens, so get thinkin’! On December 20th, we’ll randomly select one winner to receive the prizes behind Door #3: A Cluckin’ Good Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit, a “Raise” ducks t-shirt from Redeem Your Ground, a copy of Gardening with Chickens by Lisa Steele, 4 oz bag of Cluckin’ Good Herbs, 6 oz bag of Cluckin’ Good Grubs, and 2 lbs bag of Naturally Free Organic Layer!