‘Backyard Chickens’ Archive

Which Goose and Duck Breeds are Right for Your Farm? February 16, 2019 No Comments

Waterfowl can be a great addition to your farm, but it’s important to know the differences between duck breeds and geese, and what they bring to the farm.

What happens when frostbite strikes February 8, 2019 No Comments

Last week, with the windchill, it was 19 below zero here in Connecticut. I secured our coop and tucked everyone in for the night. The next morning, I was shocked to see one of my roosters, Luigi, with the worst case of frostbite I have ever seen.

When A Predator by the name of Weasel Comes to Visit January 29, 2019 1 Comment

Predator attacks are part of owning chickens. There are many informative help topics, blogs, social media posts, books, and even podcasts with great tips for protecting your flock. Most folks study this information and do everything possible to prevent the inevitable. Yes, I said inevitable. No one really wants to hear or think about attacks […]

Honoring Our Veterans: Wreaths Across America December 17, 2018 No Comments

Here at My Pet Chicken, we have great respect for our service men and women. They are the reason we have the freedoms we do today, and we support and remember them throughout the year. On Saturday, December 15th, along with thousands across the nation, My Pet Chicken participated in Wreath’s Across America by purchasing […]

How to make a chicken-themed holiday card December 14, 2018 No Comments

We love winter holidays here at My Pet Chicken. Everyone is decorating their coops, shopping for (or making) that perfect gift, and kitchens smell delicious — like vanilla, peppermint and cinnamon. I adore giving homemade gifts during the holidays. Okay, I enjoy giving homemade gifts any time of the year, but holidays give a little […]

One Chick’s Holiday Experience and Her Lesson for Humans December 13, 2018 No Comments

Yay! Today we are going to our new home! Thankfully, those cool peeps at My Pet Chicken packaged us carefully so that we will survive our long journey. What kind of home will it be? Will they have a big yard, full of bugs and healthy plants to eat? Will I be able to scratch […]

Chicken Vent Gleet: An Icky, Sticky Problem October 25, 2018 No Comments

As a My Pet Chicken Customer Service Rep, I receive health-related questions from y’all almost daily. A common question is about what appears to be a pasty butt in older chickens. In my experience, this is usually a case of “vent gleet,” so I wanted to share what I know about it with you. A […]

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Chickens, Changing Backyard Chicken Laws October 9, 2018 No Comments

As detailed in my last post, Cock of the Walk: When a Rooster isn’t a Rooster, many local chicken ordinances outlaw roosters, and most chickeneers are happy to comply. It is a small sacrifice to make. What about those parts of the country, like Baltimore County where I live, that have laws that restrict or […]

Cock of the Walk: When a Rooster Isn’t a Rooster September 12, 2018 1 Comment

My son recently bridged from Cub to Boy Scouts. In Cub Scouts, boys are organized into dens. In Boy Scouts, they are organized into patrols. My son was placed into the Rooster Patrol Group. Now, not only were we in possession of outlaw chickens, now we had a rooster, a most egregious sin. While backyard […]

Rare Chicken Breeds for Martha Stewart – 2018 June 13, 2018 No Comments

Every year for the past 8 years, My Pet Chicken has had the honor of delivering Martha Stewart a selection of rare chicken breeds —some of the rarest and most unusual chicken breeds available in this country. This year, we delivered a total of 50 rare breed chicks to Martha’s farm. The mixture of large […]