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Overrun: How I made my chicken run predator-proof November 7, 2012 26 Comments

In an earlier post I mentioned the damage done by hurricane Irene to our enclosed chicken run. Our run hadn’t been predator-proof for almost a year. Things have been very busy at My Pet Chicken and it took a scheduled one-week family vacation this summer to finally pull me from behind the keyboard and put on my […]

Chicken Run!? May 17, 2012 1 Comment

There was quite a response to Traci’s post on White Leghorns. This is a related story, which I meant to post weeks ago… (Yikes! Time flies.) To say that this past New England fall and winter were atypical would be an understatement. Hurricane Irene blew through in late August and one month later we were […]

Crooked Toes February 29, 2012 9 Comments

If you have chickens long enough and especially if you incubate fertilized hatching eggs yourself, there’s a good chance you’ll have a chicken with curled or crooked toes. Curled toes is when a chick or chicken walks on the tops of this curled toes and crooked toes is when they walk on the sides of […]

Not another chicken blog January 15, 2011 No Comments

With new blogs, facebook pages & twitter feeds started every day, at first blush it might seem like we’re just adding to the digital noise. However, after speaking to thousands of chicken keepers, new and experienced, we think sharing some of our own experiences can be of help to others. While there are definitely things […]