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The grossest egg your hens will ever lay October 21, 2016 8 Comments

While most of the eggs your hens will lay are going to be very normal, to start off October on a Halloween-ey note, I thought we’d take a moment to discuss the grossest egg you’ll ever see from your flock… if you enter the Twilight Zone! BWA-HAHAHAHA! (That was my evil laugh.) But the tale I’m going to tell […]

Flock Spoilers: Our 5 Faves! October 7, 2016 722 Comments

What’s your favorite way to spoil your pet chickens? We’re going to share with you some our favorite flock spoilers. Let us know about your favorite ways in the comments below for a chance to win one of our new “Flock spoiler” Care Packages for your pet chickens! Read on for details.   My Pet Chicken’s […]

Gardening with chickens: 4 problems to expect July 29, 2016 No Comments

Gardening with chickens: You may have visions of living the good life, the agricultural life, and being more sustainable by producing your own garden veggies and chicken eggs in your backyard. But the trick is being properly prepared for the challenges. For instance, the pet chickens you love so much are not going to respect your garden […]

3 ways to Choose Your Best Chicken Breed July 22, 2016 1 Comment

If you’ve never kept backyard chickens before, you may wonder what the best way is to choose the best chicken breed for you. As we often explain, there is no One Best Breed for everyone. Some people may want only the best layers, while others prefer only the friendliest… or those that are the most cold […]

Chicken feed supplements and your flock July 15, 2016 4 Comments

Recently we’ve been asked about a pretty sensational story: whether the deaths of some chickens purportedly caused by necrotic enteritis (NE) were due to using feed or chicken feed supplements mixed at home. We think there must be some confusion somewhere in the chain of information, a misunderstanding that should be cleared up. Let’s get this out of […]

Nancy Luce – Pet Chicken Folk Hero April 8, 2016 11 Comments

Nancy Luce may be the most important pet chicken lover you’ve never heard of–called “The Madonna of the Hens.”  She lived and died in the West Tisbury area of Martha’s Vineyard in the 1800s—and she adored her pet chickens, which were a solace in her hard, troubled life. She loved them so much, in fact, that she wrote […]

Chicken Dream Job-12 Best Reasons to Work at MPC March 30, 2016 163 Comments

My Pet Chicken is hiring! Have you–or has someone you know–been fantasizing about a chicken dream job? Do you want to leave your current job and getting paid to keep and talk about chickens all day? Are you looking for a way to help support your family with your beloved flock? Or perhaps you’re a budding writer looking to blog […]

Today’s Best Way to be Chicken Crazy January 28, 2016 1 Comment

Are you chicken crazy? We are. First we’ll share some clues that will tell you whether you–or someone you know–is chicken crazy, too. And then we’ll tell you the BEST way to be chicken crazy today. You may be chicken crazy if you post photos of our first egg on Facebook as if it’s a new grandchild, […]

Embarrassed by my chickens October 2, 2015 4 Comments

I’m embarrassed by my chickens–yup! I won’t show you any pictures of them right now because I’m too mortified by the way they look.  It’s a shame, too, because there would otherwise be some cool photo opportunities. For instance, I have a mama hen and a bunch of baby chicks that we are raising outside a […]

More on Keeping Multiple Roosters September 18, 2015 2 Comments

My post about the Five Rules for Keeping Multiple Roosters is one that tends to get a lot of interest—and that makes sense! After all, if you’re hatching your own chicks at home, unless you have divine powers, you’re more or less guaranteed to hatch too many roosters for a laying flock. You typically want […]