Checklist for Backyard Chicken Owners

Whether your new to owning chickens, or a seasoned chicken owner, it's to handy to have a checklist of the equipment and supplies you need to keep your flock in good order. So we put together a comprehensive list that you can bookmark on your computer or just print out.

To keep this list as compact as possible, we're not providing specific information on these items in this article. However, highlighted items are hyperlinked to other articles we've written where you can find more detailed information. Just click on the item to be taken to that article.

Chicken Supplies

Book & Flock Management Tools
  • Disposable shoe covers
  • Disinfectant spray
First Aid
  • Disposable gloves
  • Styptic
  • Non-stick gauze pads
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Isolation area
  • De-wormer
  • Flea/lice powder
(For those in poultry competitions)
  • Nail clipper
  • Shampoo
  • Cage feed cup
  • Cage watering cup
  • Leg bands
  • Feather brightener
Egg Harvesting
(For those selling their eggs)
  • Egg basket
  • Egg candler
  • Egg cartons
  • Egg de-scaler
  • Egg cleaner/wash
  • "Eggs for sale" sign
Processing Equipment
(For those raising meat birds)
  • Restraining cone
  • Butchers knife
  • Scalder
  • Plucker
  • Vacuum sealer & bags


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