Unique Chicken Christmas Tree Ornaments

I love sparkly, blown glass Christmas ornaments. I own many,  but the chicken themed ones are always my favorite.  These ornaments are heirloom worthy and can be passed down for generations. I like trees with different themes and these ornaments would fit in well with any county themed Christmas tree.

Old World ornaments are hand crafted in age – old traditions with techniques that originated in the 1800s.  Molten glass is mouth blown into finely carved molds.  The ornaments are all hand painted and glittered in a series of labor intensive steps to achieve beautiful creations.

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Christmas is synonymous with caroling, and one of the popular carols included in every party and caroling list is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  “Three French Hens” signifies faith, hope, and charity. Crafted by artist Susan Winget and Ne’Qwa Art via the centuries-old process of reverse hand painting on the inside of mouth-blown glass. Each one-of-a-kind ornament includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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51c4MzOtf-LPinnacle Peak Trading company Rooster – made in Poland

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61xkBkm1fvL._SL1000_BestPysanky Rooster in Winter Village glass ball – hand painted in the Ukraine

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Even though this isn’t a blown glass ornament, I really liked it.

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I hope that you enjoyed looking at all of these chicken themed tree ornament.  When you are passionate about something like chickens, it is easy to create all kinds of decorative decor that reflect your excitement.

For tips and tricks for raising outstanding silkies check out our Chicken Learning Center at VJPPoultry.com .  VJP Poultry is an NPIP and state inspected hatchery located 30 miles north of St. Paul.  We hatch out silkies all year long so we always have stock available.  Like us on Facebook to get weekly updates on what we currently have for sale.

Victoria J. Peterson

 

Gifts for the Chicken Lady

71SfN95y2VL._SY355_There are probably more gifts that are chicken themed for women than any other category. I think that women have a soft spot in their hearts for their chickens and like to wear items that reflect that love.  If you know someone who loves chickens, this is a great place to get gift ideas for them.

Lets start with shoes. We have some lace up chicken boots for working outside. They also have high top sneakers with the same pattern.  Maybe you prefer flip flops for the beach, or canvas slip ons.  You may want some cool chicken socks to go with your shoes.  Purple rooster socks are fun as well.

Boots for working in the garden or out in the chicken coop are necessity.  Short boots or tall boots  will get the job done.  After working all day, slip into some soft chicken slippers to give your feet a rest.

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Scarves with a chicken theme are nice way to dress up an outfit. There are many different scarves to choose from. A chicken hat is a nice addition as well.

The I Love My Chickens hoodie is a fun way to keep warm. There are so many chicken inspired T-shirts that there is no way to list them all. Mother of Chickens makes me think of Game of Thrones. I love my Ladies just about sums up how I feel on this T-Shirt.

There is also a nice silkie t-shirt.

We will finish off the clothing part by showing a night shirt and a couple of dresses. If I have to dress up, I want a dress with a chicken on it.

 

Purses with chickens on them are interesting. You can get totes for grocery shopping or small wallet sized pouches.  Single shoulder back packs work well too.

Speaking of bags there are also makeup pouches with chicken themes.  I love these chicken feet sponge holders for your make up table.  Chicken poop lip balm is always good for a laugh and great for your lips.

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What can I say about chicken jewelry? Have a look at some of these items. We have a rooster necklace and a rooster brooch for your sweater.  A chicken charm bracelet for your wrist and some stud earrings for the ears.

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As I am looking at these rooster wine stoppers, I am thinking of having a glass of wine myself. How about a set of wine glasses to go with it. This is a cute fat chicken to hold all of your wine corks.

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I like to keep a journal and notes on all of my birds. This journal looks like a good one for keeping individual records on bird.

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Lastly, I am going to show you some cute iphone cases. Here is one for the iphone 8.   They also have the 7plus and 8 plus cases. I really liked this phone case as well. There are also Samsung and Galaxy phone cases if you hunt around.

If you would like to see other chicken gift ideas check out Chicken Lover’s Gifts for the Home and Gifts for Kids Who Love Chickens . If you are interested in a gift for your silkie chicken check out our blog.    We also have Gifts for Guys Who Like Chickens.  and Gifts For Silkie Chicken Lovers.

For tips and tricks for raising outstanding silkies check out our Chicken Learning Center at VJPPoultry.com .  VJP Poultry is an NPIP and state inspected hatchery located 30 miles north of St. Paul.  We hatch out silkies all year long so we always have stock available.  Like us on Facebook to get weekly updates on what we currently have for sale.

Victoria J. Peterson

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Chicken Lover’s Gifts for the Home

41LSWgwSWSLThere is no end to the amount of chicken themed items you can find for your home.  The amount of people who keep backyard flocks is increasing every year and I have gathered a few things a true chicken lover might want to have in their home or as a gift to give to others.

61hajTx1i7L._SY450_How about a chicken bedroom set? One for the kids with cute baby chicks and one for adults with an egg theme. How about throwing a rooster runner down the floor?

Now we move on to the bathroom. A chicken themed shower curtain is just the thing to liven up that bathroom and show your chicken spirit. Here is a great toilet roll holder that looks like chicken wire.  There is also a matching towel rack made from the same chicken wire look. We also have the Alpha Rooster toilet roll holder.51xynFPQBRL._AC_US160_

The kitchen has many chicken gift ideas. There are many rugs with the chicken theme. These can also be used as bath mats. How about some kitchen dish towel sets? There are many to choose from. I found four different sets of chicken themed dishes.  If you are in the mood for making cookies, here is a rooster cookie cutter.  You will need an oven mitt to get those cookies out and not burn yourself. Decorative tiles to use as trivets abound in chicken designs.  Cute art glass chickens to put on your window sill can let the sun shine through. Get up in the morning with a Love Chickens coffee cup to start your day in the coop.81JfINWatCL._SL1500_

If your chicken math is like mine, you may want to add a life sized chicken statue in the backyard. A way to increase your flock in case you don’t have the space for more chickens.  If you are interested in gifts for kids that love chickens or in gifts for chickens themselves, or maybe Gifts for the Chicken Lady check out these blog posts. We also have Gifts for Guys Who Like Chickens.  and Gifts For Silkie Chicken Lovers.

For tips and tricks for raising outstanding silkies check out our Chicken Learning Center at VJPPoultry.com .  VJP Poultry is an NPIP and state inspected hatchery located 30 miles north of St. Paul.  We hatch out silkies all year long so we always have stock available.  Like us on Facebook to get weekly updates on what we currently have for sale.

Victoria J. Peterson

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Gifts for Kids Who Love Chickens

811EAX6NdbL._SL1500_     Most kids love a soft, cuddly chicken and there are a surprisingly large amount of special occasion toys and clothing that will excite young future poultry enthusiast.

I was really excited when I found this 4D chicken skeleton and Anatomy model. This looks like a lot of fun and very educational.  Its like putting together a puzzle of the insides of a chicken.

Speaking of puzzles, there was a great one I found that had pictures of the different breeds and chicken quotes. It had 1,000 pieces and was for ages 12 and up.

There are numerous T-shirts with the chicken theme. This one is a chicken Dabbing T- shirt which comes in a youth size.  The teens they be dabbing.

Chicken hats are fun and again, there are many of them. This cute chicken hat is for a baby or toddler.  There are even onesies with the chicken theme.  Don’t forget chicken baby shoes which are made of soft leather.

41aznBaycELThere are some really cute plush chicken toys that look very realistic. I love the silkie plush animal.  There looks like there are about six different breeds of chicken to choose from.  The black chick plush toy also looks very much like a silkie to me.

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If you want a barnyard full of chickens, check out the Chicken Coop Hen House with plush chickens.

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For the very young ones there is the Little Chicken finger puppet and book.

If you are interested in gifts specifically for chickens  check out my blog post.  We also have chicken related gifts for the home. and Gifts for the Chicken Lady. also Gifts for Guys Who Like Chickens. and Gifts For Silkie Chicken lovers.

For tips and tricks for raising outstanding silkies check out our Chicken Learning Center at VJPPoultry.com .  VJP Poultry is an NPIP and state inspected hatchery located 30 miles north of St. Paul.  We hatch out silkies all year long so we always have stock available.  Like us on Facebook to get weekly updates on what we currently have for sale.

Victoria J. Peterson

 

 

Does a Silkie Need a Christmas Gift? 12/05/16

I have always loved this video – VJP Poultry’s- Ballet of the Unhatched Chick- because it shows chicken’s somewhat playful side. Some people refer to this as “Chicken Football” because they are all chasing after the one meal worm that someone has in its beak.   Do chickens play? Do they get bored? Do they require a gift at Christmas? These are all questions people have asked about their birds.

Well, Cyber Monday is over, but there is still time to order your chickens a few treats online before December 25th.  Most of the customers at VJP Poultry consider their chickens to be family pets. They lavish love and attention on their silkies and I would bet      that some of them are planning a few Christmas surprises in their chicken’s stockings.

Most gifts are the kind that silkies can eat or the kind that silkies can play with. Let’s start with the chicken toys. Most of the chicken playthings are balls that can be filled with treats. The chicken pushes the ball around and treats fall out. Some of the balls are more complicated and the chicken needs to work at it to get the treats out. An example would be Lixit Chicken Toy  or Peck and Play Ball .

The toy that I liked the best was the Chicken Veggie Ball .It is described as “an entertaining way to provide nutritious treats to a backyard flock”. You can put a head of lettuce or  cabbage inside it and watch your flock kick it around like a soccer ball. This idea has been around for a long time. Oldsters used to tie a rope around a head of cabbage and hang it on a hook inside of the coop for the same effect. All of these toys are good boredom busters for your birds in the wintertime.

The most unusual toy was the Chicken Swing. The chicken hops on and is able to pump the swing back and forth. Probably not the best gift for a silkie as they may have a hard time jumping on , but other breeds seem to swing just fine on it.

Silkies always like special food treats. There is the Flock Block which lets them peck away and find treats of corn and seed. They are manufactured by many different companies and you should find it at your local feed store.

The treat my flock loves the best are meal worms.  Real or freeze dried, they go crazy for them. I have, in the past, kept a meal worm farm going in my house. The live worms are a great source of protein and a wonderful way for you to bond with your bird. They will come running every time they see you if they think that you have worms for them in your apron pockets.  You can also purchase freeze dried worms from Happy Hen Treats .

There has been a craze of late for putting chickens in sweaters and other kinds of outfits. You are not doing your chickens any favors by doing this. It will compromise their ability to self – regulate their body temperature. Best to leave the clothes off the birds unless it is Chicken Diapers for inside of the house. You can give them a little jewelry by giving them leg bands that have charms on them.  If you are looking for a gift for a guy, check out Gifts For Guys Who Like Chickens.  We also have Gifts For Silkie Chicken Lovers for anyone who likes silkies.

If you are interested in gifts for the Chicken Lady or for chicken loving kids or gifts for the home for chicken lovers check out our weekly silkie blog at VJPPoultry.com. We also have silkie basics at Silkie Supplies.

So, do chickens play? I think so. All animals play. I know that the chest bumping I see among juvenile silkies seems to have a very playful nature to it. Do Chickens get bored? Yes, often this will result in pecking to the extreme. Do they need Christmas gifts? That’s up to you. I know that my little silkies will be getting some nice meal worms come Christmas Eve.

For tips and tricks for raising outstanding silkies check out our Chicken Learning Center at VJPPoultry.com .  VJP Poultry is an NPIP and state inspected hatchery located 30 miles north of St. Paul.  We hatch out silkies all year long so we always have stock available.  Like us on Facebook to get weekly updates on what we currently have for sale.

Victoria J. Peterson

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