Guest Post on Purely Poultry! The Perfectionist’s Guide to Raising Chickens.


Liz Jenkins

chickens outside chilling

So Tyler over at Purely Poultry asked me to write a post for him. Now I am not a chicken rancher like him – they breed and sell a gazillion types of poultry up there in Wisconsin. I just have my little flock in my downtown backyard. But, we both love our chickens and that was what we needed.


So I wrote a tongue-in-cheek post about my experiences with our hens -what you really need to know. Like the fact that they will pick the garnishes out of your cocktails when you sit on the porch if you don’t keep an eye out. Didn’t know that, did you?

Or that they will chase each other around trailing spaghetti noodles?

Our chickens crack us up daily…including our newest, Marshmallow, whom we took in from someone who got one single chick and didn’t know quite what to do with her. She was living in a cardboard box on their front porch. She’s now fitting in just fine with our girls and seems much happier to have a yard in which to roam.  Though she seems to think she’s a dog as she hangs out more with our lab than she does with the other hens. Go figure.
Read my post HERE!