Archive for July, 2014

New Chicken Blogger: Farmer Sam July 29, 2014 7 Comments

Let me introduce myself! I’ll be My Pet Chicken’s newest flock member and chicken blogger, so I’d like to share a little about myself. My name is Sam, although I prefer to be called Farmer Sam by my chicken keeping friends. I live in Fairfield, Connecticut where I raise chickens and sheep.  I started my […]

Chicken Math – Blessing or Curse? July 25, 2014 35 Comments

Chicken math: it’s sort of an inside joke with chicken keepers. It goes something like this:You get approval from your significant other to get just a small flock–maybe five chickens, tops! How do you get to five? Well, first you need two chocolate layers. Then you need two blue layers. So far so good. But you notice […]

Chicken Care Automation Part 2: DIY Chicken Project July 20, 2014 1 Comment

Several weeks ago, I blogged about how great our automatic chicken door is… but it’s not by a long shot the only accommodation we’ve made to ensure our chickens are happy, safe, and provided for when we travel.  We also engaged in a DIY chicken project or two. Along with our automatic chicken door, we […]

Hen stone – Chicken Rorschach Test July 18, 2014 No Comments

Traci recently found a stone at the beach. “It looks exactly like a hen!” she said. A hen stone. I saw the hen in the stone immediately, a bearded hen like a Faverolles. WOW! “That’s crazy,” I said. “I can even see her beak and eyes!” We marveled together. “She looks bearded to me,” I pointed […]

4 Point Daily Coop Damage Inspection July 11, 2014 3 Comments

It’s the one thing most people forget, but it’s also something that should be done daily make sure your flock is safe! It doesn’t take long; it will probably take 2 minutes or less. What is it? A daily coop damage inspection should be a part of your regular maintenance routine!  Having a predator-secure coop is […]