‘Joys Of Keeping Chickens’ Archive

The Story of Little Chicken Explorer July 31, 2019 No Comments

Once upon a time, there was a little chicken. She was young and her world quite limited by the barn and walls of her run. Little Chicken had many friends inside her coop, but she dreamed of the world outside with sunlight, bright green grass and delightful, skittering bugs to chase. “Stay inside where it […]

Raising Waterfowl for Eggs March 26, 2019 No Comments

While you might think that chickens are the easiest way to backyard egg laying success, ducks and geese also produce tasty and nutritious eggs. With their own distinctive qualities, duck eggs and goose eggs can add a unique flair to your farm stand or small egg business, or they can just make breakfast a little […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bring Your Chicken to Work Day! November 1, 2017 10 Comments

Have you ever wanted to bring your chicken to work? It’s always been a dream of mine, and it’s finally come true!  In fact, one of the best reasons, among many, to work at My Pet Chicken is getting to bring your chickens to work. One of my favorite chicks to bring to work is […]

2 Ways Chickens Change the World (literally!) June 2, 2017 2 Comments

Can chickens change the world? It’s easy to look at our world today and buy into a narrative of hopelessness and despair.  The headlines in our 24/7 news cycle world are never lacking for violence, fear, and desperation.  Even while our world grows smaller and cultures grow closer through the almost-miraculous information-sharing capability of the […]

Inside Birdbrains: Chicken Joke Survey Results! March 23, 2017 4 Comments

The Most Comprehensive Survey of Chickens Ever! Finally—after incubating the idea for months—the results have hatched!  Through months of vigorous surveying by phone and chicken joke focus groups, My Pet Chicken was able to interview more than 10,000 American chickens from a variety of breeds, geographic locations, and socio-economic situations. Our Annual Report on What Chickens […]

Chicken privacy March 10, 2017 9 Comments

I was ready for many adventures when I decided to start keeping chickens! I imagined us all in the garden working and snacking together. I envisioned us napping on the hammock under the summer sun. I knew we would have many interesting conversations, even though I don’t know how to cluck! The one thing that […]

Salt-Cured Eggs January 20, 2017 4 Comments

I am always excited to try a new egg recipe, and I thought I’d share this easy recipe for salt-cured eggs with you, too. Salt-cured egg yolks are solid, dry cured discs that can be used grated, sliced, or crumbled, almost like a cheese. They add a salted creamy flavor to any dish. It’s simple […]

The First Favaucana Dozen December 20, 2016 4 Comments

One of my goals with this year’s spring chick order was to add some color to my egg basket. Up until now, I’ve only had brown and cream egg layers. So the first bird on my wish list to help me accomplish this was My Pet Chicken’s exclusive Favaucana, with sage green eggs. Why Favaucanas? Because besides […]