Archive for November, 2013

Chicken Facebook Status–what would your chickens say? November 29, 2013 5 Comments

Chicken Facebook status: what would your chickens say?┬áChickens are such social creatures—much like humans—that I’m sometimes reminded of the interactions of my chickens when I read Facebook statuses, especially in November when many people are expressing thankfulness. Some hens are pretty amiably happy when they have food, water, shelter and companionship. Most are. But then […]

Black Friday Flock November 26, 2013 2 Comments

It’s that time of year! Baby chick ordering for 2014 has begun at My Pet Chicken. Before you leave for Black Friday shopping, you may want to reserve your Black Friday Flock. Some of the rarer breeds (or preferred colors) of baby chicks sell out fast! Black Copper Marans, for example, are often all reserved […]

Are you officially a “Chicken Lady” or “Chicken Man” November 22, 2013 17 Comments

It’s probably a little self-evident that I can be classified as a “Chicken Lady.” After all, it’s what I do professionally. I write about chickens. I write about them on the My Pet Chicken website, on our blog, and we even have a book coming out—The My Pet Chicken Handbook—something our Chief Eggsecutive Officer Traci […]

Backyard egg French toast for the kids November 15, 2013 2 Comments

It is one of the sorrows of my life that my husband doesn’t much care for French toast, even though we’re fortunate enough to be able to have backyard egg French toast. I can make French toast from our own homemade bread, with our own backyard eggs, and top it with our own home canned […]

The best chicken breed for your personality November 8, 2013 16 Comments

People are always asking us which is the best chicken breed–which breed should they get? Of course, we have to explain that it all depends on what you’re looking for in a chicken! We often point them toward our “Chicken Chooser” Breed Selection Tool, an online “quiz” where you can input your criteria, and then […]

Egg color: 3 myths busted November 1, 2013 3 Comments

Egg color in general—and chicken egg color in particular—is often a mystery, even to people who have kept chickens for years. Where does the egg color come from? Is egg color related to ear lobe color? Does egg color have any effect on nutrition? Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting myths […]