Archive for May, 2013

Four Benefits of Chicken Watching May 31, 2013 17 Comments

Chicken Watching: I’d hazard a guess and say that all pet chicken owners do it. Probably fairly often. And most backyard chicken keepers will tell you that chickens are more entertaining than TV—and far more relaxing! So why am I writing about “chicken watching” rather than just “chicken keeping,” you might ask?

Why pet chickens are important May 24, 2013 29 Comments

I had lunch out yesterday: a nice salad. But I forgot to tell them to hold the egg. Don’t get me wrong, I love eggs! How can one keep pet chickens and not like eggs? But like many of you reading this blog, I find there’s such a stark difference between the real, delicious farm […]

Chicken stampede: Who knew? May 17, 2013 18 Comments

Before I got chickens, I pictured them as rather easily spooked, nervous, flighty. But nothing seems further from the truth. When I walk outside, they don’t scatter and run away. Instead, I am the target of a chicken stampede. If you keep chickens, you know what I mean. Wherever they are in the yard, they […]

What to tell your chicken sitter May 10, 2013 12 Comments

I wrote a post a while ago, entitled “three ways chickens will freak you out.” A recent comment by a reader reminded me of another way chickens can freak you out, and it inspired me to share the story of how I almost gave our chicken sitter a heart attack! Poor John. He didn’t take his “chicken sitter” duties […]

Simple Hollandaise Sauce May 7, 2013 3 Comments

Oh the French… they have some of the most wonderful sauces I have ever tasted, and yet they’re often quite complicated to make. Hollandaise sauce is among my favorites, but my schedule and lack of patience had me turning to the grocery store packet mix when I have a craving for eggs Benedict. I hated […]

Keep your chickens from scattering the mulch May 3, 2013 32 Comments

My chickens free range, and there are a lot of benefits that go along with that. I love to garden… and there are a lot of benefits that go along with that, too. Sometimes these two hobbies are tough to combine though. Chickens love to scratch. They love to dig. They love to dust bathe. […]