Category Archives: Chicken Facts

Don’t Blame the Chickens.

These days, it’s all COVID all the time. Except when it’s salmonella. CNN reported it a few weeks back, tying a notable increase in salmonella cases to the pandemic-related uptick in backyard flock-keeping. A lot of people decided that if … Continue reading

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Two hens are better than one.

Oh what a difference a month makes: the baby chicks are almost teenagers! While we were away, Edith and Willa grew from this: to this: Last week, Bella signaled the beginning of the end of motherhood by departing from her … Continue reading

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Not exactly a spring chicken.

I’ll be honest. Every morning I go out to open up the coop and half hold my breath wondering if she’ll still be there. She looks a little weary around the eyes these days and she’s slower to come down … Continue reading

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Two broody.

Maybe they saw Mother’s Day on the calendar. Or maybe they heard about the U.S. birth rate hitting a thirty-year low and decided to take matters into their own hands, er, feathers. I guess it’s no surprise that Bella would … Continue reading

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My coop runneth over.

There are no April showers in Southern California, so back in the years B.C.  (Before Chickens) I gave hardly a notice to the passage from “winter” (a euphemism where I live) to spring. But then life went to the birds, … Continue reading

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Stars. They’re just like us.

Well, just like *me*, at least. The glamour quotient of chicken-keeping edged up this week. Turns out I’m not the only one up to my elbows in chicken poop. A friend in NYC sent a link for an appearance at … Continue reading

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At Le Coq Rico: the chicken and the egg.

“We’re going to brunch”, said my husband. Yes, that husband. The one who never willingly goes to brunch. Okay. Where? It’s a surprise. And what a surprise it was! A glorious, whimsical, scrumptious surprise. Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann bestowed Le Coq … Continue reading

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Chicken fever outbreak!

No, I’m not talking about avian flu, but it is an illness and most definitely contagious. It can strike at any time. Symptoms: repeated murmurings along the lines of “I’d really like to get chickens someday”. Someday has arrived for … Continue reading

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June in October.

You may not want to think about this as you peer into a bucket of extra crispy KFC, but every chicken has a personality. I’m not saying I’ve met a hen who’s up there with Mahatma Gandhi, but there have been … Continue reading

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Countdown to Mother’s Day.

Bella and I are thinking about Mother’s Day. “It’s the most important thing you will ever do in your life”, I whisper to her. She growls at me and then shrieks as I pull her off her nest. Bella, my … Continue reading

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