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BackYard Chickens Starter Kit Price Guide

Incubating, Hatching & Brooding Feeding & Housing Emergencies & Health Miscellaneous

 

 

BackYard Chicken's starter kit price guide aims to make it easy to find the best gear to get started raising chickens.

 

Incubating, Hatching & Brooding

Incubators

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Hova Bator Egg Incubator 1602N with Circulated Air Fan Kit

Invented by G.Q.F. Manufacturing Co. over 35 years ago, the Hova-Bator is still the WORLD'S BEST SMALL INCUBATOR. This TURBOFAN CIRCULATED AIR FLOW HOVA-BATOR uses a fan to hold a more uniform set point even when the room temperature fluctuates and accommodates various size eggs at the same time.

Where to buy

$142.33 See It
$72.99 See It

 

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Brinsea Octagon 20 ECO Auto Turn Egg Incubator

The Octagon 20 Eco Autoturn Incubator is a simple but high quality egg incubator. A simple proven electronic temperature control gives reliable hatching results of a wide range of species with minimum fuss. This is an incubator for the cost-conscious and those who require simplicity over features.

Where to buy

$275.67 See It
$248.99 See It
$159.99 See It

 

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Octagon 20 ADVANCE EX digital egg incubator

A simple and highly accurate menu driven digital control system gives: Digital display of temperature and humidity; Automatic temperature control in °F or °C fully factory calibrated. High and low temperature alarms.The temperature is factory preset at 99.5F; Automatic egg turning; Fan assisted air circulation; Good visibility of the eggs.

Where to buy
$492.00 See It

 

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Farm Innovators Model 3300 Egg Candler

The Farm Innovators Egg Candler is used to check the devlopment progress of eggs and see the live embryo inside, helping to identify infertile or -Inchdead in shell-Inch embryos for removal. Lightweight and easy to use, the Egg Candler plugs into a standard US 120V electrical outlet. Great for educational purposes and fun for kids.

Where to buy

$27.98 See It
$13.99 See It

 

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Brinsea OvaScope Egg Viewer

Now with the OvaScope you can watch the live embryo develop inside the egg.

 

This innovative aid to egg candling improves the clarity and visibility of the egg and its contents by completely blocking out ambient light, slightly magnifying the image of the egg and allowing the viewer to rotate the egg smoothly as it is observed.

Where to buy

$104.39 See It
$59.99 See It

 

Brooders

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Triangle Bulbs Red Heat Lamp BR40 Bulb

250 WATT BR40 INFRARED HEAT LAMP 130 VOLTS 6,000 HOURS LONG LIFE - Our red heat lamp provides the infrared heat preferred by many food service suppliers, restaurants, hotels, and salons. Our heat lamp light bulbs satisfy local city and state food service and fire department regulations.

Where to buy
$13.67 See It

 

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Woods 0166 18/2-Gauge SJTW Brooder Clamp Lamp

Convenient hang up hooks. Insulated porcelain sockets. Heavy gauge aluminum reflectors. Bulb guards snap easily into place. Ideal for a temporary heat source for pig and chicken brooders.

Where to buy
$16.60 See It

 

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Woods 0166 18/2-Gauge SJTW Brooder Clamp Lamp

This durable enclosure consists of ten plastic panels that connect easily to form a cozy environment for raising chicks. It is washable and reusable, and folds flat for easy storage. An adjustable height brooder lamp hanger is included lamp is not included.

Where to buy

$79.47 See It
$29.99 See It

 

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Heated Box Poultry Brooder

Box brooders are designed to eliminate stress in young birds by providing plenty of heat, fresh air, light, feed and water space, and sanitary conditions for a confined area. The clear plastic front panel allows full and easy viewing of the brooder's interior.

Where to buy
$218.00 See It

 

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Miller Manufacturing 1-Quart Baby Chick Feeder

Products made under Miller Manufacturing brand have a reputation for being tough and durable. They help hobby farmers, ranchers and breeders get the job done right.

Where to buy

$11.95 See It
$6.18 See It

 

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Miller Manufacturing 740 Mason Jar Water Base

Products made under Miller Manufacturing brand have a reputation for being tough and durable. They help hobby farmers, ranchers and breeders get the job done right.

Where to buy

$8.26 See It
$3.04 See It

 

Feeding & Housing

Feeders

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Miller 9112 12lb. Galvanized Hanging Poultry Feeder

Miller 9112 12lb. Galvanized Hanging Poultry Feeder

Where to buy

$13.76 See It
$19.51 See It

 

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Little Giant17 inch Galvanized Hanging Poultry Feeder Tubes 914273

Feeding your wild game birds is easy and economical with this hanging feeder. Strong and sturdy construction that is safer for your birds!

Where to buy
$27.68 See It

 

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Little Giant 3 Lbs Plastic Hanging Poultry Feeder PHF3

Item includes the tube, base, rod, washer and nut. Feed saver lips help minimize spillage Adjustable feed levels. Anti scratch vanes help prevent crowding and feed waste. Smaller size is perfect for chicks and baby quail

Where to buy

$7.99 See It
$13.09 See It

 

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Miller Manufacturing 9810 Round Jar Galvanized Feeder Base for Birds, 1-Quart

Miller Manufacturing 9810 Round Jar Galvanized Feeder Base 1 Quart is constructed of high quality galvanized steel and features rolled edges for safety. Perfect for baby chicks. Rounded, embossed edges help reduce chaffing on the neck and head.

Where to buy

$11.82 See It
$5.89 See It

 

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Little Giant Farm & Ag Miller Manufacturing 9836 36-Inch Range Feeder

36" Range Feeder. Product is made in the USA.

Where to buy

$41.74 See It
$17.60 See It

 

Waterers

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Harris Farms 4220 Plastic Poultry Water Fountain, 1-Gallon

Harris Farms has managed to gain a reputation as a quality leader in poultry feeders and drinkers. Made from durable materials and as few parts as possible, our products are designed and tested to ensure they last for many low maintenance years.

Where to buy

$22.05 See It
$14.56 See It

 

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Oasis Poultry Water Nipples

Love your poultry but tired of changing that stinky old water tank every morning? Let the Coop Queen help! With these 10 poultry nipples you can build your own system to deliver clean, non-poopy water to your chickens using ordinary hardware store parts, that can be re-filled from outside your coop!

Where to buy

$28.32 See It
$10.95 See It

 

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Little Giant2 Gallon Double Wall Fount 9832

 

Where to buy

$34.99 See It
$26.86 See It

 

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Miller Manufacturing PPF5 5-Gallon Plastic Poultry Waterer, Red

Products made under Miller Manufacturing brand have a reputation for being tough and durable. They help hobby farmers, ranchers and breeders get the job done right.

Where to buy

$32.99 See It
$32.43 See It

 

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Little Giant Automatic Bird Fount Waterer

The original little giant poultry founts have been used by poultry experts for years. These dependable waterers hook up to any standard 1/2 inch npt pipe to provide a limitless supply of clean water. Fully automatic and free of complicating gadgets, connections and adjustments.

Where to buy

$60.92 See It
$22.99 See It

 

Coops

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Ware Premium+ Backyard Hutch

Perfect combination of a cage and a playpen

Where to buy

$163.97 See It
$124.15 See It

 

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Ware Premium+ Chick-N-Lodge

Chick-N-Lodge is a premium quality home for pet chickens featuring a covered screened porch for a free-range" environment."

Where to buy

$565.99 See It
$498.71 See It

 

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Ware Manufacturing Premium Plus Chick-N-Pen

This chick-n-pen securely attaches to premium plus hutches to add additional living space and a safe exercise area and free range environment. Made of quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Full size front door plus lift-open top panels provides easy access to your flock anywhere.

Where to buy

$359.97 See It
$229.99 See It

 

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Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock.

Where to buy

$16.00 See It
$14.38 See It

 

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Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions

Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous.

Where to buy

$15.96 See It
$14.99 See It

 

Pop Doors

 

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Add-A-Motor D20 Chicken Coop Motor

Add this motor to your chicken coop and it automatically opens and closes the door on a time schedule you choose. Simply plug it into your lamp timer switch and it protects your hens and eggs, and saves you valuable time every day.

Where to buy
$84.85 See It

 

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AXT Sliding Door for Use with VSB Automatic Poultry Doors

Aluminium sliding door and rails for use with VSB door openers. Covers a hole approx. 11.5 x 8"

Where to buy
$26.00 See It

 

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Woods 50001 Indoor Grounded Plug 24-Hour Heavy Duty Mechanical Outlet Timer

Woods 50001 Indoor 24-Hour Heavy Duty Mechanical Outlet Timer, Grounded Plug. Heavy-duty timer with grounded plug and outlet. Programmable timer settings repeat daily, 24-hour cycles.

Where to buy
$7.41 See It

 

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Woods 59419 Lamp and Appliance Timer

Multiple daily programming, cycle repeats every 24 hours. Plugs directly into wall outlet. Up to 48 separate settings per day. Heavy duty load capacity.

Where to buy
$11.49 See It

 

Nesting Boxes

 

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Miller Manufacturing 163620 Single Chicken Nesting Box for Birds

Miller Manufacturing 163620 Single Chicken Nesting Box is made of high density, impact resistant polyethylene that is easy to keep clean and will not rust, rot or corrode. Mounts securely on wall with slide type screw holes.

Where to buy

$34.87 See It
$23.92 See It

 

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Ware Chick-N-Nesting Box

Chick-N-Nesting box is the ideal nesting box for hens.

Where to buy

$31.74 See It
$15.87 See It

 

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Ware Large Wood Nesting Box

Fully assembled wood nesting box.

Where to buy

$18.99 See It
$20.83 See It

 

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Double R 10 Hole Galvanized Poultry Nest Box

Ideal for small flock owners. Constructed from heavy galvanized steel, with removable bottoms for easy cleaning. High front and back panels eliminate scratching of litter out of the nests.

Where to buy
$219.99 See It

 

Emergencies & Health

Feed Supplements

 

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Manna Pro 0806960236 Crushed Oyster Shell for Birds, Pullet Size

Manna pro 0806960236 pullet size crushed oyster shell 5 lb provides a good source of calcium that builds strong eggshells for your birds. heat-treated for purity. contains pullet-sized crushed oyster shell and coral calcium. use as a calcium source to promote strong eggshells.

Where to buy

$19.66 See It
$12.87 See It

 

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Manna Pro 0806980236 Insoluble Crushed Granite Poultry Grit for Birds

Manna pro 0806980236 insoluble crushed granite poultry grit 5 lb is for all classes of poultry. feed with coarse grains. improves fowl digestion when they are not able to roam.

Where to buy

$19.47 See It
$11.95 See It

 

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Manna Pro Omega Egg Maker

Manna Pro Omega Egg Maker The perfect supplement for your flock of laying hens. Vitamins and minerals support the overall health and vitality of your flock while added ingredients provide Omega-3 fatty acids, rich-colored egg yolks and a healthy digestive system.

Where to buy

$22.13 See It
$13.49 See It

 

Maintenance

 

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Fleming Ltd Wazine 17% Wormer

Wormer for use in drinking water for the removal of large roundworms from turkeys and chickens.Also removes large roundworms and nodular worms from swine.Worming every 30 days is necessary to break the large roundworm life cycle.

Where to buy
$8.84 See It

 

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Valbazen Wormer

VALBAZEN SUSP 500ML W/CAP

Where to buy
$50.00 See It

 

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Vetrimec 1% (Ivermectin) Injectable Parasiticide

Vetrimec 1% (ivermectin) is an injectable parasiticide for cattle and swine that offers convenience, broad-spectrum efficacy and safety. One low-volume dose effectively treats and controls the following internal and external parasites that may impair the health of cattle and swine: gastrointestinal roundworms (including inhibited Ostertagia ostertagi in cattle), lungworms, grubs, sucking lice, and mange mites of cattle; and gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, lice, and mange mites of swine.

Where to buy
$32.55 See It

 

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Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth DE Food Grade

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (Fossil Shell Flour) has many uses: in the household, with pets, on plants, around livestock, and for stored grain. It is totally organic and listed with OMRI.

Where to buy

$35.97 See It
$29.99 See It

 

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Prozap Garden & Poultry Dust

For use on poultry, dogs and cats, vegetables and plants. Ready-to-use dust in an easy-to-use powder duster. Used on home garden flies, vegetables, and ornamental plants (including roses). Poultry houses-apply 25 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

Where to buy

$37.86 See It
$12.02 See It

 

Emergencies

 

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Life Lytes Vitamin & Electrolytes Supplement

Life Lytes Vitamin & Electrolytes Supplement Help support optimal health in your baby chicks by providing Life Lytes vitamin and electrolyte supplement in their drinking water. Unique formula comes in ready-to-use tablets that can be easily mixed into a quart of fresh water using the provided mixing bottle. The ideal addition to your chick care regimen.

Where to buy

$12.64 See It
$10.58 See It

 

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Sav-a-Chick Electrolytes

Each packet yields 1 gallon of electrolyte solution. For chickens, ducks, turkeys, and other domestic poultry and waterfowl. 3 packets per strip. Handy, single-use packets keep the product fresh.

Where to buy
$24.25 See It

 

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Dr. Naylor Blu-Kote

For the effective treatment of fungus, infections, ringworm, surface wounds, cuts, galls, hoof-foot and pad sores, chafes, abrasions, moist or scabby lesions, itchy fungus eczema and sores. Blu-Kote is a germicidal, fungicidal wound dressing and healing aid effective against both bacterial and fungus infections most common in skin lesions of domestic animals.

Where to buy
$5.57 See It

 

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Vetericyn Wound and Infection Spray

Non-irritating and antibiotic-free Vetericyn® Wound Spray helps debride, rinse, and eliminate odors in wounds and is scientifically designed for a wide variety of wounds, ulcers and abrasions in both companion pets and horses. Vetericyn® Wound Spray is pH neutral, non-flammable, and does not cause skin or eye irritation.

Where to buy

$31.33 See It
$37.95 See It

 

Miscellaneous

Books

 

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Raising Chickens for Dummies

Practical how-to advice for raising chickens in virtually any backyard!Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular–and growing–pastime. And Raising Chickens For Dummies provides an up-to-date, thorough introduction to all aspects of caring for chickens, including choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing, and proper feeding.

Where to buy
$14.25 See It

 

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Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it's no wonder you're in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you're planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock.

Where to buy
$14.38 See It

 

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Chicken Health For Dummies

Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickensWith directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens.

Where to buy
$12.12 See It

 

Treats

 

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Happy Hen Treats Mealworm Frenzy

Spoil your chickens with the tasty all-natural mealworms found in Happy Hen Treats Mealworm Frenzy. Also great for ducks and turkeys.

Where to buy
$27.27 See It

 

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Land O'Lakes Purina Sunfresh Flock Block Pet Food

Purina, 25 lb., Sun fresh flock block for poultry. A high quality, whole grain, enriched supplement for free-ranging poultry and game birds. These grains encourage natural pecking and feeding instincts. Top quality grains help reduce the incidence of birds pecking and harming each other.

Where to buy
$17.99 See It

 

Comments (3)

Does anyone know how the Hovebator compares to the Farm Innovator incubator in performance?
Farm innovator works well. but just 2 times then mine went to pot and the top thermometer doesnt realy work until its set up
check tsc 70% of these items are alot cheaper there
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