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    17 Things From Chewy That Are Helpful For Anyone Who Owns Farm Animals

    Because all your beloved farm friends deserve the very best.

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    1. A bag of mealworm poultry treats that can help all the members of your flock increase their protein intake and make the task of luring them into their coops a whole lot easier. Because these treats are naturally dried, you won't have to worry about refrigerating or storing them in a special place to keep them fresh. Instead, you can grab and serve in a matter of seconds.

    A bag of 100 percent natural dried mealworm treats for chickens

    Promising review: "I bought these to add into some chicken toys I found on Chewy. The chickens are obsessed. They follow my friend around when she carries the bag out to give them some. She also adds these to their interactive feeder toys. They fight over the mealworms and toys." —MelO

    Price: $4.49+ (available in five bag sizes) 

    2. A handheld horse brush with flexible joints and soft bristles, so you can have a grooming tool that is comfortable to hold and gentle enough to use on hair, bristles, and wool. Since the bristles of this brush are on the softer side, this tool will definitely come in handy next time you give all your indoor pets a thorough brushing, too.

    A hand-held horse brush with two flexible joints

    Promising review: "We love this brush! This is the third one I've bought, and I won’t get anything but this one as it grooms our horses and dogs gently yet effectively. Love these brushes, got one in each color." —Kindness

    Price: $6.99+ (available in two colors) 

    3. A heavy-duty pail with hooks that you can use to store everything from food and water to grooming tools to toys and treats. Since this pail is made from sturdy stainless steel, you can also hang it on cages and fencing with no trouble at all, and with four sizes, it can suit almost any need. Now everyone in the barn will have their own personal pail — bye-bye, fights! — for mealtimes!

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    Promising review: "I have used other versions of this type of pail, but these are the best. Different sizes — different uses — pets, geese, sheep. I hope you keep these in stock." —Ctfarmer

    Price: $13.99+ (available in four sizes) 

    4. A universal waterer deicer to keep the drinking water in the coop or stable ice free during the chilly months. Since this deicer comes with an automatic thermostat, you can safely deice plastic bowls and containers without worrying that the plastic will melt.

    A universal water deicer that keeps water ice-free during the winter months

    Promising review: "I love that this product is safe to use with plastic waterers. It has been working perfectly. It doesn't get hot to the point that I am worried it may cause a problem in my coop. It just stays warm enough to keep the water from freezing. It's been wonderful not having to go out and deal with a frozen waterer every morning. It is a little pricey, but so far it's been worth every penny. I would highly recommend." —LOVE

    Price: $46.09 

    5. A 9"x12" heating pad with an internal thermostat, so your bunnies, chicks, and barn cats can stay nice and cozy even when the temperatures dip down to the teens. This heating pad is also energy efficient with just 25 watts, so you won't have to worry about high utility bills during the winter months.

    A nine by 12 inch heating pad that can provide heating to animals inside pens and coops

    Promising review: "This heating pad is very easy to use. It warms up very nicely and is just the right size." —Claudia 

    Price: $31.95 

    6. A bag of small animal bedding free of aromatic oils, artificial colors, and chemical additives that are potentially harmful to animals. Plus, this bedding is biodegradable, which will make disposal a breeze. Now your chicken coops, rabbit habitats, and pigsty can stay warm, and you won't have an eye-roll-inducing mess to clean up.

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    Promising review: "Aspen is great for odor control. This brand is much nicer than others — small, evenly cut chips and very low dust." —Krystal 

    Price: $17.99+ (available in two bag sizes) 

    7. A poultry waterer and feeder, because if the feeders you've tried before aren't big enough, trust that this spacious and dual-sided feeder can be equally useful during dinnertime or drinking time. Plus, if you are looking to spruce up your coop decor, this decorative feeder is sure to add some color to any space!

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    Promising review: "Perfect for ducklings! They are larger, and I’ve been using them for their water. Ducks go through so much water, and I was having to fill the tiny 1-quart bottles every hour or so. This has been amazing! I love it and plan to buy more!" —Duckandchickenowner

    Price: $9.95+ (available in two sizes)

    8. A 40-pound bag of goat feed if overgrazing is an issue and you need something to perk up your herd's nutrition. This feed is also supplemented with diatomaceous earth, which can keep parasites at bay.

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    Promising review: " My goats and I love Dr. Pol's feed. The only feed that is nutritionally complete that I have found. We have poor grazing areas and are copper deficient too. With this feed plus free-choice hay and loose minerals & we are all set. I will never try another feed again. Thanks, Dr. Pol!" —Gilly

    Price: $32.49

    9. A gallon of high-calorie liquid livestock supplement — which has a yummy vanilla flavor — because if you've got some picky eaters in your merry band of animals, this supplement will ensure every last morsel of feed is gone.

    A gallon of high-calorie liquid livestock supplement with added vitamins for nutrition

    Promising review: "Goat started to look and feel better right away. Must taste great because she loves it. I use it as a top dressing." —MrsD

    Price: $59.49 

    10. A rope salt horse block treat if your horse has a salt tooth instead of a sweet tooth (join the club!), and you want them to enjoy all that savory goodness.

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    Promising review: "Our two horses are big fans of these salt toys. We didn't know how'd they go over at first, but they're a HIT! We will definitely be reordering!" —RomansMom

    Price: $7.27+ (available in two sizes)

    11. Buuttttt if your pony really does have a sweet tooth, rest assured that these apple treats will totally pique their interest. However, you won't have to worry your about horse getting too much sugar, as these treats contain zero added sugar and are just the right size.

    A pack of  all natural apple treats for horses with no sugar added

    Promising review: "These are very much loved on the farm! There hasn’t been an animal to turn these down yet. When you open the bag, these treats actually smell decent. These are small, round, tablet-like treats that are about the size of a quarter (maybe slightly smaller). The small size makes it convenient to slip some of these into your pocket. I’ve bought these a couple of times now and will be buying another bag when the time comes." —VetTech

    Price: $8.99

    12. A bottle of horse detangler for eliminating tangles and matted hair instantly. After all, if you spend so much time making sure your hair is perfect — shouldn't you do the same for your horses? Oh, and speaking of your hair! Just a little helpful beauty hack: You can also use this shampoo once you're out of detangler too!

    A bottle of horse detangler that eliminates tangles and matted hair

    Promising review: "Love this for the horses' tails to help detangle. Works wonders and smells amazing. I have a bottle at home for my hair, too. Put a small amount on wet hair to detangle and leave it soft." —Raech

    Price: $11.99+ (available in three sizes)

    13. A 30-pound bag of horse feed that is chock-full of biotin, so brittle hooves can grow stronger quickly. Because it has vitamins, minerals, and amino acids incorporated into the feed formula, your horsey's immune system will stay in tip-top shape.

    A 30-pound bag of horse feed that helps horses maintain optimal nutrition

    Promising review: "Mare is metabolic, 22, lean but not satisfied with her vitamin-mineral supplements. Gro 'N Win satisfies her completely, no added sugars, right amount fat, coat shiny, mare more alert. Very happy with this balancer and price from Chewy!" —BellaTitan

    Price: $24.99

    14. A 15-pound bag of scratch chicken feed for enriching your hens', ducks', and roosters' diets with the essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need to stay healthy. Because this feed contains high-quality ingredients, it's also sure to increase their egg counts in no time, too.

    A bag of scratch chicken feed that provides essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to your flock

    Promising review: "Our neighbors' free-range chickens come over to eat at our place each morning. I like to think it's the Henny Penny chicken feed we put out for them. It's a great mixture, and they seem to love it. At the very least, it keeps them coming back for more!" —FloridaKitties

    Price: $10.10

    15. A waterproof winter horse blanket to keep your horse dry and warm on all those snowy days — thanks to 50 grams of poly-fill insulation wrapped in durable 600D nylon. Because this blanket also has double front buckles and adjustable leg straps, you'll never have to worry about it falling off.

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    Promising review: "I was nervous ordering a blanket for such a great deal, but when I got it in, I was very impressed! I have had it on my horse for over two weeks with two other horses that like to play rough sometimes and it is still in excellent condition! He is outside all day and night and it keeps him very warm and dry! I definitely will recommend this blanket!" —Jessica

    Price: $87.95+ (available in two colors and three sizes) 

    16. A pig-rooting snuffle mat so your piglets can have an activity mat of their own (and your dog can finally have their favorite mat back). And since this mat is medium-sized, you'll have no problem putting it in your pen — or your living room, for indoor pigs.

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    Promising review: "Our pig Pickle loves his new mat. We hide treats in it, and he loves finding them. Highly recommend this mat to pig lovers." —Pickle

    Price: $24.99

    17. A bag of horse feed made from non-GMO seeds and nutrient-dense whole foods — rose hips, spirulina, and peas — because, of course, you'll want your mares and mustangs to have the best of the best. If any of your ponies have food sensitivities, not to worry! This feed is free of soy, corn, and preservatives and molasses ingredients. Now all your horsies will actually touch the food you put out for them!

    A bag of horse feed made from  ingredients grown from non-GMO seeds and whole foods

    Promising review: "I’ve been trying all different kinds of feed for my horse, and this feed has changed my life! My horse and I had so many ups and downs, and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. So I did some research, and molasses was making him go crazy! And this feed had flipped my whole world upside down! I can now say I have my horse back! This is the feed you should definitely look into and try for your horse!" —Kelsey 

    Price: $30+ (available in two bag sizes) 

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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