They say chickens are just the beginning of a hobby farm. A few hens, leads to a few more, and suddenly your plan for a few fresh eggs every morning has turned into a full on hobby farm, complete with farm stand, and tractor. A chicken owner, becomes a chicken lover, desperate for chicken gifts.
Why does this happen? Because chicken lovers are awesome people, filled with passion for their fowl little friends, and the sustainable and free range lifestyle that comes with them. So, how does one recognize and appreciate the chicken lover in their life? What “chicken” friendly items will make your chicken friend crow with joy? Take a look at some of my favourite gifts to get chicken lovers.
Awesome Chicken Gifts as Home Decor
Anything chicken is awesome for the chicken lover. A groovy chicken poster, a set of chicken and egg salt and pepper shakers, or funky chicken dishcloths. The whole point is ANYTHING chicken, that fits ANYWHERE in the house (but most often the kitchen) will appeal to the chicken lover in your life. I personally like to tuck our little chicken bits throughout, subtle yet totally committing to the fowl experience.
I mean, who DOESN’T need a chicken cookie jar?
Chicken Education for the Chicken Lover
I learned early on, to never go to google if I am having a chicken “issue” Every post will lead to “DEATH FOR ALL”. Much like searching for the cause of a rash on your arm, google leads us to the darkest places. So to help your chicken loving friend manage the health and happiness of their flock, consider gifting them the complete Guide to Backyard Chickens by the Chicken Chick Kathy Shea Mormino. Chicken gifts can be educational as well as fun!
Not only does she walk you through the diagnosis of many chicken ailments, but also the treatment. I appreciate her tips on “helping our friends” pass, breed suggestions and so much more. I am envious of her green chicken coop…. and do often wonder if she only lets the chickens out during photo opps, because as much as we try, our coop looks like a flock of locusts have descended.
Coop Decoration for the Chicken Fan
Its NOT all about your chicken loving friend, sometimes it needs to be about the chickens too. Having a cute and creative coop makes visiting your feathery friends even more fun. Every coop NEEDS a rooster weathervane , and how else is your chicken friend going to get those great viral videos of their hens on a swing unless they HAVE a chicken swing? Of course, if your chicken friend is a little “chicken crazy” they may also appreciate this chicken harness… you know, so they can take their little pal for a wander.
Chicken Inspired Clothes
There is a line between loving our flock and obsessing, but none of these items cross it. The odd chicken inspired outfit is completely normal, and in most cases… very cool. From Chicken Sox, to chicken handbags, totally rad chicken SHIRTS, or the subtle chicken inspired scarf, your chicken loving friend can be discreet or direct with their fowl love.
And while all these items are amazing, I do not recommend wearing them ALL at the same time… thats weird even for chicken people. Except this hat, they can wear the hat with everything.
Hopefully this has given you a few ideas of what to get your Chicken loving friend. My one suggestion, is when you wrap up their gift, send it to them with this card.