Posts Tagged ‘pet hen’

Pet chickens – how much you’ll save October 23, 2016 4 Comments

People often ask me: why do you keep pet chickens? Isn’t it easier to get eggs from the grocery store? Why go to the trouble?

My Pet Chickens from My Pet Chicken July 24, 2016 2 Comments

I’m a customer service rep here at My Pet Chicken, which means I’ve held the hands of countless beginners. I’ve laughed at your stories. I’ve helped you troubleshoot. I’ve placed hundreds of chick orders for you. I’ve assured you your breed selection is a good one. (You can hardly go wrong, after all!) And I’ve […]

Nancy Luce – Pet Chicken Folk Hero April 8, 2016 11 Comments

Nancy Luce may be the most important pet chicken lover you’ve never heard of–called “The Madonna of the Hens.”  She lived and died in the West Tisbury area of Martha’s Vineyard in the 1800s—and she adored her pet chickens, which were a solace in her hard, troubled life. She loved them so much, in fact, that she wrote […]

Lovely Old Birds September 15, 2015 2 Comments

One of the best parts about working at My Pet Chicken is being able to talk about chickens, all day long, with people who like talking about chickens!  We discuss young birds, and old birds and everything in between. If you’ve just caught the chicken-fever, you know what I am talking about when I say […]

How Hildy the Blind Hen Died September 26, 2014 8 Comments

This will probably be my last Hildy story. If you haven’t read the stories about my blind hen Hildy, you may want to start at the beginning. Read the other posts related to Hildy the blind hen: Introducing Hildy the blind hen Hildy the blind hen in the pecking order Hildy the blind hen and […]

Top 4 Reasons Factory Farms HATE Your Chickens August 15, 2014 20 Comments

Do you raise backyard pet chickens? Factory farms hate your chickens—and they hate you. You and your chickens are Public Enemy #1 to them! In fact, the main reason humanely produced local eggs tend to be so much more expensive than eggs produced by factory farms is because the price of factory farm eggs is kept artificially low when […]

Hen stone – Chicken Rorschach Test July 18, 2014 No Comments

Traci recently found a stone at the beach. “It looks exactly like a hen!” she said. A hen stone. I saw the hen in the stone immediately, a bearded hen like a Faverolles. WOW! “That’s crazy,” I said. “I can even see her beak and eyes!” We marveled together. “She looks bearded to me,” I pointed […]

The Art of Handfeeding Chickens May 9, 2014 10 Comments

One question we often get asked by people planning for their first flock of backyard chickens is this: how do I get friendly birds? How do you train pet chickens to eat from your hand? In most cases, the answer is simple: Handfeeding pet chickens is something you almost never have to specially “train” them to do. […]

Chicken Facebook Status–what would your chickens say? November 29, 2013 4 Comments

Chicken Facebook status: what would your chickens say? Chickens are such social creatures—much like humans—that I’m sometimes reminded of the interactions of my chickens when I read Facebook statuses, especially in November when many people are expressing thankfulness. Some hens are pretty amiably happy when they have food, water, shelter and companionship. Most are. But then […]

The Hen: An Appreciation – E.B. White October 27, 2013 2 Comments

Our blog at My Pet Chicken has made many posts and references about the social misconceptions associated with keeping a backyard flock. Such as Lissa’s post: Do chickens make you look poor? Yet, the humble chicken always finds its way back into our backyards and hearts.  When I read this essay by E.B. White—“The Hen: […]