I love my chickens – they work hard and they give us eggs almost every single day! I’ve written about my Top 10 Things I Love About Chickens and I’d bet you will agree with my list. There may even be a couple things on there you hadn’t thought of…..yet.
Chickens work hard on our homestead – they get rid of lots of bugs, they work my garden soil over for me and they fluff up our compost piles like nobody’s business!
I love chickens! And because I think you do too (or someone you love does) here are my Top 5 Gifts for the Chicken Lover in your life!
- Sloggers Chicken Lovin’ Boots – Made in the USA, they are a bit wider in the leg than regular rubber boots, so there is plenty of room to tuck the legs of you jeans in, without them bunching up. They’re made from recycled rubber, they have awesome insoles and they work great in the mud. Even better? If they EVER wear out, you just return them to Sloggers and they will recycle them into a new pair. What’s not to love about that?
2. The Egg Collecting Apron – I should have had one of these years ago. Have you ever collected eggs in your pockets, then without thinking, bend down to pick something up? Raw egg is awful to have to clean out of jacket pockets. Get one of these instead.
3. Antique Style Wire Egg Basket – I love the look of these and have two of them in our kitchen. Sometimes they have eggs in them, but I’ll put other things in there like garlic or small potatoes. If you’re looking for something to add to make your kitchen more country, these are a great and affordable accessory.
And along with the wire basket, I want this for on my counter….
4. Spiral Egg Holder – These are becoming more and more popular and I love the way it looks. You did know eggs don’t need to be kept in the fridge, right?
5. A Heated Poultry Waterer Base – OK, this gift is Totally Practical, I get that. I wouldn’t buy it for your wife for Valentine’s Day but….We ALL know that if a Chicken Lover isn’t happy, no one is happy! Slogging down to the barn 3 times a day to break ice for the girls to have some water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. ( I know, I know) These are great for all those times you just can’t be at the henhouse – some of us have to work off the property, after all.
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