‘Chicken Care Tips’ Archive

Has the Avian Flu Outbreak Affected Your State? May 9, 2022 No Comments

A comprehensive guide to keeping yourself informed about the HPAI outbreak. The avian flu outbreak in the United States has affected commercial and backyard flocks of over 39 million birds in 36 states. An additional 41 states have reported cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) that have also been found in wild bird species. […]

Meet the Peeps from My Pet Chicken: Mimi March 1, 2022 No Comments

Welcome to My Pet Chicken’s “Meet the Peeps” blog series! We lovingly call our My Pet Chicken employees, “Peeps!” You’ve interacted with us by phone, chat, and email…now it’s time to “meet” us. My Pet Chicken is very unique in that ALL employees are poultry keepers ourselves so we offer a wealth of experience and […]

March Backyard Chicken Checklist: 4 Pro Tips February 28, 2022 2 Comments

Spring has almost arrived! March 20th, 2022 is the spring equinox and we will all soon be enjoying more sunlight hours, with earlier dawns and later sunsets. (Thank goodness….) Here’s my March backyard chicken checklist to help you prepare for spring with chickens. 1. Incorporate chickens into your garden plans Gardening is the whole reason […]

Avian Influenza is here: 5 takeaways February 22, 2022 1 Comment

You’ve heard about highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the news unless you’ve been hiding under a rock! Wondering what this means for chicken keepers? Here are five key takeaways.  1. Your flock can’t contract Avian Influenza from My Pet Chicken’s chicks. Let’s address the pink elephant in the room first. Our breeder flocks are […]

Meet the Peeps from My Pet Chicken: Tanya January 13, 2022 No Comments

Welcome to My Pet Chicken’s “Meet the Peeps” blog series! We lovingly call our My Pet Chicken employees, “Peeps!” You’ve interacted with us by phone, chat, and email…now it’s time to “meet” us. My Pet Chicken is very unique in that ALL employees are poultry keepers ourselves so we offer a wealth of experience and […]

DIY Garland for your Pet Chickens December 23, 2021 No Comments

Making a DIY garland for your pet chickens is a fun way to share the spirit of giving with your flock!  Here’s an easy, fun, and healthy way to show them you care… a festive holiday treat garland!  It’s also a fun project to do with kids or family members. Materials you will need: Large […]

Cold weather chickens – 8 things NOT to do to in winter December 6, 2021 221 Comments

How to prepare your chickens for winter isn’t especially intuitive. In fact, many people may take steps that can actually make things more difficult for their flock rather than helping them to become cold weather chickens!  Choosing cold-hardy breeds (if you live in an area of cold winters) is certainly an important first step! But […]

A Guide to Building a Chicken First Aid Kit August 17, 2021 1 Comment

Owning a chicken first aid kit for your flock is a must! Let’s face it, no matter what level chicken keeper you are, there will eventually come a day that an illness or accident happens and you will need medical supplies for a member of your flock. As luck will have it, these events notoriously […]

Herbs for Chickens -Top 6 to Grow for your Flock August 6, 2021 No Comments

If you’re growing a garden, consider adding herbs for chickens. Their benefits are two-fold, because they’re good for your birds and you! Herbs are notoriously easy to grow and maintain. They’re not picky and can be grown in almost any soil and will adapt to almost any situation (except being waterlogged). You can even add […]

How to Pick the Best Chickens for Hot Weather July 23, 2021 No Comments

Picking the best chickens for hot weather is a crucial step to keeping a successful flock. We humans can head into the air conditioning or take a swim in the pool to cool off. Chickens rely on adaptations and behavior to make it through hot weather and to stay cool and some breeds are better […]