Bring Your Chicken to Work Day! November 1, 2017

Have you ever wanted to bring your chicken to work? It’s always been a dream of mine, and it’s finally come true!  In fact, one of the best reasons, among many, to work at My Pet Chicken is getting to bring your chickens to work.

One of my favorite chicks to bring to work is my bantam Mille Fleur d’Uccle, since she is so sweet and well behaved. She enjoys perching on the phone throughout the day while watching the different lights blink. She’s curious about my actions and movements throughout the work day; she watches my every move when not napping.

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I love to bring my chicken to work, and she loves it, too!

This Mille Fleur d’Uccle may be “on shift” when you call My Pet Chicken.

Chickens usually make great assistants, although staying on task can be a challenge since they can fall asleep on the job. Since she is a feathered-footed variety, she has trouble typing and often has typos. I try to help her out.  Despite these challenges, she never gives up and I admire her job dedication.

Nap break.

Chickens demand lots of mealworm breaks. LOTS!

I make sure to keep a secret stash in my desk drawer in case of emergencies. In fact, I’ve never met a chicken that didn’t love mealworms—a nutritious treat for them since they provide protein, vitamins, and edible oils. I often wonder if there would be an on the job strike if I ever ran out of them.

Requesting a 15-minute mealworm break.

Many chickens also like to snuggle. My d’Uccle usually gets herself cozy in her Peep Pouch and keeps busy for most of her work shift, cuddled up and supervising. She’s a dedicated employee and makes sure I give all the correct chicken advice and checking orders twice for accuracy.  She’ll often remind me to let customers know that their chickens probably need some more mealworms.


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Supervising from a comfortable position.

Do you have a favorite chicken you would bring to work if you could? Share in the comments below.

Tom November 1st, 2017

What do you do about them pooping?

Sheila November 2nd, 2017

I brought a very sick Black Austrolorp to work one day. She was near death with a respiratory infection and couldn’t lift her head to drink water. I was giving her water with a dropper. Unfortunately I was under a critical deadline at work and had to be in the office for meetings on the project, so I brought her to the office and kept her crate somewhere away from people until I could finish my meetings. She survived and my project went fine.

Forest C November 2nd, 2017

Hi, Sheila. That is a wonderful story, thank you for sharing! So glad your Australorp is ok! And the work project!

Rebecca November 2nd, 2017

I have a bantam Mille Fleur d’Uccle that I’ve often fantasize about bringing to work. Unfortunately mine is a rooster, and I work in a library.

Forest C November 2nd, 2017

Oh No!!! That may not work out! Those Mille Fleur d’Uccles sure are sweet little birds though!

Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily November 2nd, 2017

Unfortunately since I work from home, it’s more like the chickens bring ME to work each day! They have me trained to bring them treats as they’re out looking for bugs and worms in the grass and taking dust baths.

Forest C November 2nd, 2017

Spoiled ladies! I hope they pay you well! 😉

Kevin December 13th, 2017

I don’t think I’d get away with taking any of ours to work!

Zac Spade December 17th, 2017

Haha, such a funny thing to do! I’d love to be able to do that! I am actually very passionate about this and have my own guide on Chicken Husbandry.

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