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Introducing Jordana - Manager at 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 […]
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 […]
If you have a microflock---meaning an exceptionally small flock of three to five hens---you have to be selective with your breed choices if you want to be able to gather enough eggs to supply your family. Some towns tightly restricts on the number of hens you can keep to just three or five, so you […]
I love my flock!  Watching their funny antics, getting mobbed when I show up with treats, and being adored by a few lap chickens is rewarding, but being able to supply my family with delicious, healthy eggs from happy hens is one of the main reasons I keep chickens. Hens with access to fresh greens […]
Back in 2009, after deeply rooting myself into the sustainable living lifestyle, I was curious about how much I actually produced from my chickens and garden---and how much I saved over the year. It sure would be nice to put a value on the time I spent working out in the yard. Curious about how […]
To wash eggs or not to wash eggs... that is the question! Except that it's not much of a question for me. Washing eggs is something that can be on the risky side, if you do it wrong, so I don't wash my eggs unless they're soiled. Even then, I don't wash them unless they're […]
It's that time of year---the autumnual equinox is upon us! If you started chicks early this spring, you may just now be seeing your flock's first backyard eggs, since most breeds begin laying when hens reach around 6 months old.  We celebrate this time of year at our house in a variety of ways, but […]
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