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Do you want a sweet, friendly pet chicken who can go with you to the feed store? Accompany you to the office? Who will love to see you every day and fall asleep in your lap? We put this list together of the friendliest chicken breeds of 2022 for those of you whose first priority […]
Making a DIY garland for your pet chickens is a fun way to share the spirit of giving with your flock!  Here’s an easy, fun, and healthy way to show them you care… a festive holiday treat garland!  It's also a fun project to do with kids or family members. Materials you will need: Large […]
DIY salt dough chicken print ornaments are a fun and easy craft to make any time of year using common supplies that are usually found around the house already! This makes a beautiful and personalized homemade gift to share with family and friends. Materials you will need: Mixing bowl Mixing spoon Baking pan Parchment paper […]
Meet Amy 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 Peeps" […]
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. […]
A reader of our chicken advice column has a question about her chickens coming home to roost: Listen Lissa, We have a flock of three so far (more in the brooder) who get along great, and have been in the same roomy coop with plenty of roosts since they were chicks. They're about 17 weeks […]
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 […]
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