Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Party Planning

Tomorrow our original flock, Tilly, Oyster Cracker, Sunshine and Feathers, will be one year old.  I can not believe that one year has passed since these feathered beauties entered our lives.  We view our girls as pets with “livestock benefits”–eggs.  We also continue to be grateful for all of their beautiful wisdom, their lessons about life and their entertaining antics.  All this really got me thinking, we should throw a party.

I have heard of people throwing parties for dogs but not chickens.  I know the least I want to do is make them some sort of birthday cake.  I headed over to Backyard Chickens and went into their forum.  Wow, unbelievably, up popped all sorts of links on creating birthday cakes for chickens.

Apparently, they need to be sugarless and you can base them off of cakes that you make for dogs.  I found great yummy recipes for a few different ones.  I am thinking about a sugarless corn cake, frosted with plain yogurt and topped with some fresh berries.  I think the girls will love it!  Hopefully, Tilly will share.

Today is the last day of school for the kids.  So, I will get them in on the party planning this afternoon.  I can’t wait to tell you all about our chicken birthday party tomorrow.

  • My girls will be a year old in October and I was planning on buying about 200 live crickets and shaking them loose in the garden for them to go after. They love crickets and it will be a party for us to watch too.

  • Melissa that sounds great!! Btw Joe loves the silkie eggs and now he wants silkies:). Great seeing you and the kids today.

  • Debra, it was really fun too! I know a breeder in Cotuit that raises them. Just let me know when you want her info.

  • Flock Mistress what a wonderful idea! I don't think my girls have ever met a real cricket!

  • What a hoot!! Can't wait to see the party photos, and I'll definitely have to celebrate my girls birthday in August! Maybe I'll make them suet pie with Japanese beetle sprinkles..ha! Happy Birthday to your flock 🙂

  • Hi Rebecca, just did the post! I had a really fun morning with the kids getting the cake done. Do share your recipe when August rolls around!