Chickens are foragers

By- The Chicken Chef

They spend their day snipping seasonal grasses and hunting down tasty insects. While they are mostly “grazers”, domestic chickens crave an omnivore’s diet, gobbling up seeds, fruits and anything that will fit in their beak! The Chicken Chef Pet Chicken treats tap into this natural desire for variety. Hulled millet satisfies their love for seeds- but these seeds are fully digested because the husk is removed. Slivered almonds are just the right size for every beak…and they are human-grade. Dried

Adding a Furry Family Member? 6 Reasons to Think Chickens!

By- The Chicken Chef

Vegan? Get some feathered family members! Think outside the nest… Chickens are one of the most maligned and slighted domestic animals. Only the pit bull gets the same legal attention as the common rooster. The current explosion of interest in living with chickens makes this the perfect time to educate people about these birds. Chickens need some good press.  There is no time to wait. Let’s get started! What Can You Do? You don’t have to live in the country

The Man Who Fights for Roosters – An Interview With Aaron Rosenzweig

By- The Chicken Chef

“Today we have a guest blogger! All of us chickens are excited to have Aaron come and talk to you about a very serious issue. Apparently, there are humans who think chickens are an illegal substance – like who-knows-what. While such talk is offensive to us chickens, we are glad that there are some humans who want to be on the right side of history. We’d applaud, but we don’t have hands.  Let’s welcome our new friend Aaron!!!” Thank you,

What Your Rooster Wants You to Know

By- The Chicken Chef

Whole shelves in bookstores are devoted to dog training. It’s hard to find someone who can’t name a dog whisperer. We have all heard of the romantic horse training masters. There is even a show on training cantankerous cats and frisky felines. But… who can you turn to when Chanticleer gets, well, cocky? The answer is pretty simple and it doesn’t involve any culinary equipment. There are no bad roosters. If your boys are strutting down the wrong side of

It’s Training the Rooster Time! Rehabbing “Vinny”

By- The Chicken Chef

Rooster Training Case Study I would like to introduce you to a young fellow named Vinny. He lives with his new family and all was going well…until… Vinny discovered he had some hidden skills. All cockerels spar with their buddies, and with un-amused hens. This play behavior teaches the birds how to relate to others, what is acceptable in society and what gets you in trouble. Some cockerels try out these new skills in cross-species sparring tests. The other species

Got Kids? Raise Chickens!

By- The Chicken Chef

It’s time to thank the fun folks at Fowl Play for their cool chook toys, treats and new blog. Don’t forget to visit their online homestead and see what’s cluckin’ over there. Here is a post on kids raising chickens! “What in the heck is a Chicken Swing?” Pierre and Delphine’s chicks love their . Find out what these two French birds are cluckin’ about. C’est Marveilleux. “Ze children enjoy that swing set Américain, Delphine.” “C’est vrai, Pierre, eet was

Cicely the Leghorn Gets a New Prosthetic Leg

By- The Chicken Chef

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Andrea Martin Ph.D. and her wonderful Black Thistle Farm located in Massachusetts. Dr. Martin has dedicated her life to working with poultry as a behaviorist as well as running a chicken rescue. She is a terrific resource for many local and international chicken keepers. Recently a pullet named Cicely with a bum leg ended up in Dr. Martin’s rescue. Their story is one of fate, love and dedication to the

Cock-A-Doodle Do’s and Don’ts

By- The Chicken Chef

What animal is notorious for its use in illegal fighting, is domesticated yet widely deemed dangerous to children, and is outlawed in some cities and towns? We’re not talking about pit bulls. We’re talking about roosters. It’s true—cockerels get a bad rap for their aggressive tendencies. But Andrea Martin, owner of Black Thistle Farm in Massachusetts, is working to salvage the reputations of these feathered fellas. Martin, who is also a professor of writing and sustainability at Worcester State University, is the

Choosing a Chicken Breed to Raise

By- The Chicken Chef

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Keeping Your Chickens Healthy

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