12 Days of Chickenmas

It’s that most wonderful time of the year – the time when flockkeepers brace for a new round of chicken-themed gifts coming their way. I happen to be up to my wattle in chicken tchotchkes but for everyone else out there, here are some suggestions:

I wouldn’t mind if my true love gave me this on the first day of Chickenmas. There’s nothing more soothing to watch than a flock of chickens, and artist Karen Bezuidenhout  paints hers strolling through a forest. 30″ x 24″, available from Sundance Catalog, but at a price. $3,700. Not exactly chicken feed.


For a lot less scratch, you can do well and do good to honor someone on your list with a gift of a flock of chickens through Heifer International. A $20 donation can change lives.


Prefer to wear your chicken love? I’ve got my eye on this Jacques Pepin apron from Sur La Table,  although at $50 I’m hoping it might go on sale after the holidays. The collection also includes coordinated placemats, mugs and paper goods. Three French hens, indeed:


For $320 you could be at the top of the pecking order in these feather-trimmed Uggs, which feature Swarovski crystal trim and a collar of “ostrich, chicken and peafowl” feathers.


Chicks can be chic: ranging in sizes and priced from $8-$46 are these stylish vessels encased in chicken wire from Jayson Home’s Grant Glass Collection.


Perhaps a “prosperity hen” garland will bring you luck in the New Year. Crafted by women cooperatives, these are available from various sources, including Gardener’s Supply Company, where they are priced at $14.99.


For the most dedicated flock keepers, these harnesses from My Pet Chicken bring free-ranging to a whole new level. $10.95 each.


Online retailer Brave New Look  offers a variety of chicken-themed clothing items, including leggings and “ugly chicken sweaters”. But this “Saving My Chicken” t-shirt for $26 is my fave:


It would look lovely paired with this scarf from purplepossumuk on etsy.com for a mere $10.42:


These winsome decorative knobs from Anthropologie’s “Farm Collection” would be perfect stocking stuffers. $10 each.


Need a cuddle? You can order your very own Roxy, a 12″plush hen from Amazon for $19.99. No barnyard mess, no chicken poop, but, of course, no eggs, either.


Although Amazon has that covered, too, with this egg-laying chicken keychain for $4.68:



And on the last day of Chickenmas, I hope to take a break and hang out with my hens and the latest copy of Backyard Poultry magazine. You can make your favorite chicken keeper happy with a year’s subscription for just $25:



Whatever you find under the tree, I wish you and your flock a merry little Chickenmas!



About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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6 Responses to 12 Days of Chickenmas

  1. citymama says:

    that leash is considered a necessity, right?

  2. dizzyguy says:

    I am most interested in the “prosperity hen garland”. I have not exactly been able to connect having hens with “prosperity”. It seems that most of their contributions move that needle in the wrong direction, which accounts for the ghastly calculation of around $650 per egg, as near as I can figure. Oddly, those hens are worth it.

  3. Jean Gutsche says:

    Chicken harness definitely my fave! Pearlie is eyeing the pink one…

  4. kerryk (aka: LittleChickenRacingTeam) says:

    Was thinking of you the other day. Glad to see your chicken spirit is still kicking…or scratching. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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