Posts Tagged ‘backyard pet chickens’

Chickenzilla Gingerbread Showdown December 24, 2015 2 Comments

Happy Holidays, my fellow Hen Hoarders! I had the most amazing idea for a holiday post.  It involved an unwanted gingerbread house (licked clean), little tiny plastic people running in fear, and an attack by Chickenzilla! It was going to be epic. EPIC. So I threw on a jacket, grabbed the camera, ran outside into the early […]

Backyard Chicken Farmer December 2, 2015 6 Comments

My name is Judi and I work for My Pet Chicken, one of the best companies ever—especially if you’re a backyard chicken farmer like me! A lot of my fellow My Pet Chicken employees write for our blog so I thought why not try it, too? I wasn’t always a backyard chicken farmer, though. In fact, you […]

Chicken math, in motion November 2, 2015 No Comments

I promised myself I wasn’t going to raise chicks this year.  Well, that is not true, actually. I promised myself I wouldn’t raise any more chicks AFTER the adorable box of Easter Egger Bantams I ordered in April this spring.  After them, no more chicks this year. It is almost NOVEMBER. I don’t need any […]

4 Ways My Chickens Do Yardwork October 23, 2015 2 Comments

I feel blessed to have a small chunk of this earth to call my own. I really do want to make the best of it. Yet, my efforts to create the attractive and productive outdoor space that I imagine have been woefully inadequate.  While I dream of harvesting homegrown crops to feed my family the way […]

Embarrassed by my chickens October 2, 2015 4 Comments

I’m embarrassed by my chickens–yup! I won’t show you any pictures of them right now because I’m too mortified by the way they look.  It’s a shame, too, because there would otherwise be some cool photo opportunities. For instance, I have a mama hen and a bunch of baby chicks that we are raising outside a […]

More on Keeping Multiple Roosters September 18, 2015 2 Comments

My post about the Five Rules for Keeping Multiple Roosters is one that tends to get a lot of interest—and that makes sense! After all, if you’re hatching your own chicks at home, unless you have divine powers, you’re more or less guaranteed to hatch too many roosters for a laying flock. You typically want […]

Salmonella, the CDC, and Handling Pet Chickens July 17, 2015 6 Comments

We have always advised practicing good biosecurity with your birds. When you handle them, make sure to wash your hands—make especially sure your children wash their hands. Baby chicks look like adorable, kissable little fluff balls. But of course they’re walking and pecking around in poopy litter. Erg. That’s a salmonella danger. While backyard pet […]

Northeastern Poultry Congress 2015 May 29, 2015 No Comments

If I could find one word to describe Poultry Congress this year, it would be something between crazy, and loud! Located on the fairgrounds known regiionally for the “Big E” fair, the Northeastern Poultry Congress is an event in mid January that poultry enthusiasts in the northeast look forward to all year. Between the rows and rows of […]

How to chicken blog: 5 fabulous tips May 22, 2015 No Comments

When you get pet chickens, it changes your life… so much so that you may want to write your own chicken blog. You might be surprised how foreign the concept of chicken keeping is to some people, so you may want to share your own perspective! How often do they lay? Are they friendly? How […]

My dog saved me from a dragon May 15, 2015 3 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about factory farm chickens. But first, a story. It will tie in; just bear with me. Yesterday, my little dog Reggie saved me from a dragon. Well, not a dragon, of course, but it may as well have been as far as he was concerned! We were taking our usual hike […]