If your birds have been generous the entire year, giving you fresh eggs in the morning, why not give them Christmas presents? Here are 5 unique gift suggestions to consider.
Though it is ideal for the hot summer weather, a perch or swing makes a great present for pet chickens. What’s great about this chicken coop accessory is that you don’t have to spend too much because you can always DIY! All you need to prepare are woods, ropes, a drill, and 2 eye hooks. And then, let your creative juices flow to come up with a unique design.
Not a morning person? Here’s another perfect Christmas present suggestion that’ll benefit you and your flock. It’s an automatic door opener. With this product, your hens don’t have to wait until you get up from bed and finish your cup of coffee. Since it is automatic, you can set the time when the door of the chicken coop opens. Therefore, you can spend longer sleeping during those cold winter mornings while your birds get to do their thing, pecking at food as they free range.
Water plays a vital role in the lives of chickens. But when it’s cold and freezing, they won’t be able to have access to fresh water. Thankfully, water heaters have been introduced. With this innovative accessory, your birds stay alive and don’t get dehydrated as their water supply will never be frozen. This could be the best present you can ever give!
When it’s Christmas, days will be shorter and the ground will be ice-covered. That means your birds can’t easily find fresh bugs and worms to satisfy their nutritional requirements. It’s not a big issue though. Nutritional supplements are readily available at the local farm stores. But if your budget says no, you can make do with what you have at home.
Make this year’s Christmas extra special for your chickens by letting them feast on delicious and healthy treats! Do a quick research online and you’ll see many different treat suggestions that are suited for the cold weather. Be careful though. As with the case of humans, too much of anything won’t do any good.
After reading these suggestions, do you now have an idea what to give your pet chickens for Christmas? Well, whatever you are thinking, please make sure you don’t get them sweaters or make them dress up in fancy Halloween costumes. They can always keep themselves warm without the added clothing.
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Thanks for your wonderful guest posts this year, Jordan!
Merry, Merry Christmas from the Chicken Lawyer!
PS~ the chickens said to tell you that you forgot the most important present: MORE CHICKENS!