Archive for October, 2013

The Hen: An Appreciation – E.B. White October 27, 2013 2 Comments

Our blog at My Pet Chicken has made many posts and references about the social misconceptions associated with keeping a backyard flock. Such as Lissa’s post: Do chickens make you look poor? Yet, the humble chicken always finds its way back into our backyards and hearts.  When I read this essay by E.B. White—“The Hen: […]

Chicken quilt from Aunt Lyndell October 25, 2013 5 Comments

My Aunt Lyndell is a quilting genius. A few years ago, she created a quilt for me and my husband that was covered with–of course–chickens. She made us the most beautiful chicken quilt!   I consider myself to be fairly crafty. For instance, I made this Mama Hen and Chicks crochet pattern. And I knit, […]

Sunrise chicken skunk encounter October 18, 2013 3 Comments

Have your chickens ever encountered a skunk? The other morning I had a chicken skunk encounter–yikes! It happened quite early in the morning when I was out taking sunrise photos.  I especially love those rosy mornings in spring and fall, where the light casts everything as pink. Our silvery old barn is always a little […]

Do chickens have accents? October 11, 2013 1 Comment

I often find myself wishing for research grants so science could affirm the answers to weird questions that pop up in my mind. Maybe that’s what a chicken nerd is supposed to do: come up with weird questions. For instance, do chickens have accents? I think they do. It doesn’t take a sensitive ear to […]

Pet chickens treat us as equals. October 4, 2013 4 Comments

According to Sir Winston Churchill, “Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” I say: pet chickens treat us as equals, too. To have well behaved animals, you take the role the animal needs you to play. You must learn how to be a leader for your pet dog. […]