‘About My Pet Chicken’ Archive

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. […]

Best Chicken Blog News EVAH March 28, 2014 3 Comments

Today I’m blogging about Martha Stewart blogging about My Pet Chicken. How very meta. Plus, I may have discovered a way, using just chickens and geekiness, to travel back in time. How, you ask? I’ll tell you, But first a short trip down memory lane! I’ve been subscribed to Living magazine for more than a […]

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 […]

Oh No… the bird is sold out! April 4, 2012 1 Comment

You had your heart set on something special this year, a new breed to add to your existing flock.  I’ve been there myself. I see the Black Copper Marans go quickly, as well as the Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and even the ever popular Easter Eggers.  I debated ordering the Marans myself, but I saw […]

Poultry in Motion (Mail Order Chicks) February 23, 2012 7 Comments

Receiving a package of baby chicks through the mail is quite an experience!   I first received mail order chicks from My Pet Chicken 2 1/2 years ago – little Easter Egger chicks.   What fun!   My Pet Chicken had notified me as to which week the chicks would ship and I was so anxious.   Finally the […]

Joyce is back!! January 22, 2012 11 Comments

Over the years, Joyce has been one of our most-loved customer service representatives. About a year and a half ago, she was diagnosed with terminal multiple myeloma cancer, underwent a major operation to remove the cancer, and set on a rigorous course of treatment. Her prognosis was just 2 years to live. It was with […]