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Meet Mary Ann from My Pet Chicken! We lovingly call our My Pet Chicken employees "Peeps!" My Pet Chicken is very unique in that ALL employees are poultry keepers ourselves, so we offer a wealth of experience and wisdom. Here is your opportunity to see how we became "crazy chicken people." In this "Meet the […]
Of all the ornamental chicken breeds, the Silkie chicken (sometimes spelled Silky) is the most popular and most loved. Can't you tell why? They are sweet, friendly, super fluffy, and have excellent mothering skills. They're considered the lap dog of the chicken world...but unlike your other pets, your chickens can provide your breakfast! And according […]
During the season's heat, summer treats for chickens can provide mental stimulation, nutrition, and a cooling break. A cooling break? Yes! A fun trick for your chicken's summer snacking is to chill or freeze what you provide. Just like humans, chickens will appreciate a summertime cold snack. Check out these top five frozen treats for […]
Picking the top chicken breeds for hot weather is crucial to keeping a thriving flock. We humans can head into the air conditioning or swim in the pool to cool off. Chickens rely on adaptations and behavior to make it through hot weather and stay cool; some breeds are better at it than others. So, […]
Welcome to My Pet Chicken's "Meet the Peeps" blog series! 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 wisdom. Here is your opportunity to see how we […]
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 43.5 million birds in 39 states. An additional 41 states have reported HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) cases that have also been found in wild bird species. Here is the up-to-date information […]
Have you--or has someone you know--been fantasizing about a chicken dream job? Do you want to leave your current job and get paid to keep and talk about chickens all day? Are you looking for a way to help support your family with your beloved flock? Or perhaps you're a budding writer looking to blog […]
This DIY Jute Egg Bunny Easter Craft is fun and easy for kids and adults! Use them as a table decoration, display them in an egg carton, or hang them on an Easter Tree. Most of these common supplies can already be found in your home. Check out our other craft project blogs for more family fun! […]
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