Mama Mo is an Amazon junkie! We are somewhat homebodies anyway, but staying busy on the farm makes it hard to run out to pick up supplies. It’s so much easier to just have it delivered to our door! We buy a lot of products for the farm – some are actually marketed for chickens or ducks or other farm critters, but often times we utilize products in a unique way that you wouldn’t expect.
Below are some of the products we personally recommend. If you have any questions about how we use something, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Mama Mo loves to talk chicken and farm stuff! If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, we would greatly appreciate you clicking on the graphic link on our page.
Here are categories for the different products available through Amazon that we have personally used and recommend:
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Our Poultry First Aid Box:
This works for leg injuries in adult birds or larger young poultry, like goslings. It can be cut with scissors to the size needed.
This can be used to fog/spray a sick coop, and we wanted to have it on hand – just in case. So far, we have not needed it, but we plan to use it for spring cleaning this year.
When one of our roosters ripped his spur off, we really needed something like this. Now we keep it on hand in our poultry first aid kit.
Works great to dust chickens with DE and limit the amount of dust in the air. Just squeeze to add a little dust under the wings & abdomen and around the vent without dust everywhere.
Books & Educational Material:
**Must Have!** The Chicken Health Handbook: A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease
Gail Damerow’s 2nd edition with better graphics is packed with even more information than the first. A must have for helping to diagnose and treats illnesses, deficiencies, and more.
Wondering what to plant that won’t hurt if your chickens eat some…or might even be good for your chickens to eat? Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily gives you tips and resources about what and what not to plant for your birds.
Another helpful Gail Damerow resource for those interested in incubating and brooding their own babies!
Safety is Priority:
Problem with coyotes? We’ve found this works pretty well to deter them hanging around. They were coming through very close for awhile until we started using this.
Biosecurity for poultry is extremely important. We deter visitors and, yes, even the delivery drivers from entering our property which could risk bringing in contaminants from other farms or such.
Tired of your chickens, ducks, or geese digging up or eating all the plants in your flowerbed? Or all the fruit off your veggie/fruit plants? Or do you have something toxic that you don’t want them to get to? We used this cut in 36″ strips and attached to 2.5′ t-posts using the hooks and velcro strips at the top. Keeps the birds out, but it’s still easy to undo for weeding or other work in the flowerbed + it doesn’t block your view of your flowers or other plants.
In Alabama, shade during our scorching summer afternoons is essential. We even use this fabric like a flight net covering on collapsible kennels that we use for temporary extra rooster pens or for chick outings. Word of advice, we’ve bought some other cheaper brand, and – well – you get what you pay for! We are still using the same Coolaroo fabric we bought years ago while the other barely made it through a whole season.
These clips work great to hold a shade cloth in place. We use these in various places to attach fabric to the field fencing of our runs and provide shade for the both the chickens and their waterer.
Poultry Wares & Treats:
This is a little pricey, but it works well for older chicks in the brooder since it elevates it to prevent a lot of debris being scratched into it. It also reduces feed waste because it has fins in the feeder tray to help keep chicks from beaking out the feed or trying to scratch in it. We caution that it is not “all-weather” as advertised. The hood is flimsy and not waterproof, but it does help keep chicks from roosting on it.
This is by far one the best purchases we have made for our farm. It is a little pricey, but the time saved with filling multiple feeders is absolutely worth it! We can typically put about seven 50 lb bags of mini layer pellets in the bin. If you buy multiple bags of feed at each feed store trip, this is a great way to keep feed rotated properly as new feed is added to the top while older feed is dispensed at the bottom.
This might look like an automotive funnel (okay, yes, this is typically an automotive funnel), but it works wonderfully to fill feeders using the feed bin hopper. We cut the funnel tip off, and place this between the smaller feeders and the hopper chute to fill feeders in one quick step.
Your chickens will love these healthy treats packed with protein, calcium, and other beneficial nutrients.
We use this treat in our custom-mixed supplement that we offer weekly. It boosts proteins with real fish, and it’s made in the USA.
We currently use this fan in a window in our storage building/barn (with hardware cloth protection). We will converting it to a large coop soon, and we will move this fan to the loft where it will be used to ventilate the summer heat.
We will also purchase the matching vent shutter when we install it in the gable to secure the opening and prevent rain from coming in.
This 8″ exhaust fan is great for smaller coops that need a boost to ventilation. We installed this one in the highest side of the 9′ slanted roof of our 8’x8′ walk-in coop. It works great to exhaust the the humid heat we have here in Alabama!
Perfect for a free-standing, easily removable nesting box! The hens seem to love the dark color where they feel hidden away to laying privacy. The removable lid and slick plastic make it a breeze to clean when needed. We made a wooden divider to provide two nesting areas, and all the hens in two different coops love these units.
Work Equipment & Attire:
Works wonderfully for small jobs like refreshing small coops/runs or for hauling fresh clippings, etc., to your birds to eat.
Excellent for keeping your feet dry when the mud is deep and the water is high! Mama Mo has been using these for 15 months and they are still going strong. Worth the extra money for the quality!
You can never be too careful when working in dusty chicken coops or with powdery treatments like diatomaceous earth (DE). Be sure to protect yourself, so you can enjoy many wheeze-free and cough-free years with your birds. Mama Mo has also used a mask when handling birds while she had a respiratory illness for their protection as well!
Have one of those stubborn hens who likes to lay behind/under stuff where you just can’t reach? This works great! We have retrieved so many different things with this tool that we keep handy in the storage barn.
Just for Fun!
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