Sarah Coleman
February 22, 2019

Every issue of Chickens magazine, our editors go looking for unusual items having to do with chickens, chicken-keeping or any aspect related to the two. This time we found nine items including a kit to make your own farm (pictured above), eco-friendly coop confetti, insect repellent and chicken sneakers.


1. Make Your Own (Miniature) Farm

No scissors or glue are required with this Make Your Own Farm kit, which includes more than 120 high-quality, punch-out, stand-up pieces and is illustrated by artist Anna Kövecses. $24.99 at Laurence King

2. Coop Confetti

Treat your chickens to a bit of aromatherapy and discourage pests with Coop Confetti, an all-natural, eco-friendly and organically grown blend that is edible and nontoxic.$15 at Scratch and Peck Feeds

3. Chicken Feeder/Waterer

A reversible base makes this a chicken feeder or waterer, whichever you need most. Prices vary by retailers. Price varies by retailer; made by Lixit

4. Lid Lifters

The Tovolo Lid Lifters keep your lid lifted for air circulation and no boiling over, are dishwasher-safe and fit the rim of most pots. Price varies by retailer; Tovolo

5. Digestive Support

Zyfend A provides digestive support containing essential oils and enzymes that promote a healthy digestive tract and immune system in times of stress or during intestinal challenges, without any egg discard. Price varies by retailer; DBC Ag Products

6. Insect Repellent

Keep your flock fly-free with Rooster Booster’s Poultry Insect Repellent, which is made of Port Orford cedar oil and citronella. Price varies by retailer; Rooster Booster Products

7. Chick-Shaped Soap

Make cleaning more fun with these lemon-scented cheery chick soaps, which can be used for bath time or washing hands. $7 each at LoveLeeSoaps

8. Poultry Cookie Cutters

This set of poultry cookie cutters includes a rooster, a turkey, a chick and an egg. $5.99 at Cackle Hatchery

9. Chicken Sneakers

 

These brightly colored chicken sneakers are made of lightweight, breathable mesh. $59.99 at Groove Bags

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Chickens magazine.

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