‘About My Pet Chicken’ Archive

The 5 Best Points of the Orpington November 19, 2015 5 Comments

I’m a Lavender Orpington, and my name is Hermione… although usually mom just calls me “Good girl!” There are lots of things my mom especially loves about me, so she wanted me to tell you about myself to illustrate the 5 best points of the Orpington chicken breed. But I’m not just a pretty face. […]

Top 10 Hottest Chicken Trends of Spring 2015 January 2, 2015 17 Comments

Are you a watcher of chicken trends? Okay, maybe not. There aren’t many people who do that… but I’m one of the few. (Sometimes it does feel as if I’m a paparazzo hovering around the red carpet, just waiting to see which birds will go into the premier—the premier being, in this case, the New Year 2015.) […]

Be careful what you wish for: the Change.org petition that harms chickens September 13, 2014 284 Comments

We have recently been the target of a Change.org petition started by a vegan animal rights activist which denounces the shipping of baby chicks. It’s time to bring you all into the loop.  The following petition has received more than 71,000 signatures to date: A post on Facebook today had me livid and I felt compelled to […]

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 […]

Top 2 ways to get “sold out” rare chicken breeds April 25, 2014 15 Comments

When getting into pet chickens, one of the most common disappointments in the process happens even to people who have done all their homework and have done their best to prepare. They’ve checked their local laws to confirm pet chickens are permitted. They’ve researched chicken care, purchased a brooder, and built or bought a coop. […]

Chicken Dream Prize February 7, 2014 164 Comments

If you read the My Pet Chicken blog, you’re doubtless familiar with the My Pet Chicken website. Now there’s a My Pet Chicken Handbook, too–and we’d like to celebrate! Read about what we’re giving away and how to enter below. We wrote our book because we realized that the vast majority of the frequently asked […]

Lissa’s Favaucanas – Good news and bad December 6, 2013 88 Comments

We have some good and bad news about our Salmon and Blue Salmon Favaucanas. We’ve had nearly 400 people (at the time of this writing) sign up to be notified about when our Salmon Favaucanas—our new “designer cross”—will be available to order.  Those of you who have been following the blog will remember this is […]

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 […]

Exciting new breeds for next year May 9, 2012 140 Comments

I’m so eggscited, I just can’t keep it to myself. We’re in the midst of developing some exclusive, new breeds for sale next year. Yes, exclusive! Yes, new! A few of the chicken fanatics (chickenatics?) that work here at My Pet Chicken have dreamed up some lovely new birds that will be hardy, gentle, and […]

Vote! Why do most hatcheries confuse Easter Eggers, Ameraucanas and Araucanas? April 13, 2012 44 Comments

I don’t have the funky, tailless, tufted Araucanas, but I have to admit, they sure do look cool! I do have both real Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers… and I love them both. I love real Ameraucanas, I admit. I’m probably biased, since some of my favorite birds were Ameraucanas. They don’t lay as well as my Easter […]