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Bring Your Chicken to Work Day! November 1, 2017 9 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 […]

Top 9 Freaky Chicken Traits October 18, 2017 No Comments

Trick or Treat! Could this fun, funky, and freaky chicken—with its wind-blown feathers—really exist? Or is this a just photoshop job?   Well, we’re not playing tricks on you! This Frizzle is a real treat, a true (and absolutely adorable) type of bird we offer here at My Pet Chicken. Chickendom has moved beyond just […]

My Chicken Ate My Earring! August 16, 2017 No Comments

Believe it or not, even chicken keepers like to glam it up every once in a while. For a gal like me, this includes a pair of diamond earrings that my husband gave me when we had our first child. But I had no idea that my chickens would like my earrings just as much […]

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 […]

Chicken watching for Labor Day weekend August 29, 2014 No Comments

In addition to visiting with family, grilling food, having a picnic and so on… don’t forget to enjoy some chicken watching this Labor Day. It’s good for the soul, and good for your chickens. We’ve talked about the benefits of chicken watching before. More than once. Some people refer to chicken watching simply as “chicken […]

The Ragged Feathers of Summer: 7 causes August 8, 2014 2 Comments

When your day old baby chick feathers in for the first time at 12 weeks old or so with her complete juvenile plumage, there’s almost nothing quite as beautiful. Each feather is shiny and new. And a perfectly-frocked, robin-sized bird that runs to you for affection is more exciting than most of us would care […]

Silly Chickens and Mud Puddles June 27, 2014 6 Comments

Silly chickens. Chickens can be contrary. You can provide them with the most fabulous coop, and some will want to roost in a nearby tree in the rain. You can give them huge, roomy nests filled with soft, clean nesting material in a secure place, and they want to lay eggs in the dirt under […]

Egg color: 3 myths busted November 1, 2013 3 Comments

Egg color in general—and chicken egg color in particular—is often a mystery, even to people who have kept chickens for years. Where does the egg color come from? Is egg color related to ear lobe color? Does egg color have any effect on nutrition? Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting myths […]

Why I don’t add light to the coop January 4, 2013 53 Comments

Last week I wrote about the fact that cold hardiness and winter laying aren’t the same thing, and there were some suggestions to add light to the coop to increase winter laying. It’s true that winter production increases if you add light to the coop (although good winter laying is still breed related)… but adding light something […]

Top 50 reasons you might be addicted to chickens December 7, 2012 31 Comments

We all had fun reading all the responses to the You Might Be Addicted To Chickens game we posted on Facebook! I collected  some of our favorites and came up with a great list: Top 50 reasons you might be addicted to chickens You might be addicted to chickens if…   you plan your dinner menus […]