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10725 Leslie Ln, Manvel, TX  77578   281.756.0616 
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Welcome to My Chicken Diaries

...where we do chickens for fun and eggs        

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Lenny loves visitors and a good scratch on his neck.  

Fall Tours
Summer is winding down and school is starting. Scout troops and school groups are reuniting and ready for another fun year of activities.

As you make plans for the new year, we hope you'll include an  Egg-Ceptional Observations Chicken Yard Tours  or Chickadoo Suz storytime in your mix of eggciting adventures. 

Tours are available mornings and afternoons for groups up to 25.  For more information contact us by email or call 281.756.0616 x4

Chickadoo Suz and her feathered friends will travel to your location to regale you with tales of tails and so much more.   

 

 

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Give a Cluck, Give a Crow

Stay in touch, share a smile, eggstend a caring sentiment by sending a personal note with our whimsical note cards or photo greeting cards

Great and Small Cards
Soulful Chicks  Note Cards

 

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Chickens for Fun & Eggs
Chick out our Leisure Learning class: Chickens for Fun and Eggs taught by Rooster Ron (Ron Doak).   

Free-range eggs are good for your heart.

Explore the pleasure/challenges of raising chickens in and out of Houston. Learn which breeds are better eggers, which are fun to look at and which are the best chickens to have around children.

Receive answers to such questions as: should you hatch from eggs or buy chicks, and are roosters optional. Housing, feed, water, basic care and aspects of keeping hens happy, healthy and laying will be covered. This lively class will feature the instructors' personal chicken experiences.

NOTE: On the weekend, tour the instructor's chicken farm near Manvel. 

Next class: Thursday Aug 21 & Sunday Aug 24, 2014 
         Thursday Oct 9 & Sunday Oct 12, 2014 

For more information or to register, contact Leisure Learning http://www.llu.com/.

 

A Real Eggs-Ploration
When school group come to meet the chickens, we have fun henventing new activities.  

For this Houston Heights home schoolers' field trip, we hatched a eggs-periment using goose, duck, turkey and chicken eggs.

First, each student, with some help from their parent, made an egg data matrix where they recorded the size, color, length, shape of the various eggs.  Next we cracked the eggs and compared the yolks and whites.  Lastly we scrambled them up and tasted the differences.  

How did they taste?  Turkey eggs were "smooth", duck eggs "extra yellow" and goose eggs had "a lot of texture".
 

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Biodiversity Thrives
Walking through the chicken yard is an interesting lesson in biodiversity or how life is naturally different. 

Differences can be as subtle as the varied combs and feathers on Kiva, an Ameraucana rooster, and his hen friends (l to r) Craddock, a mixed breed, Zima, a Golden Campine, Gayla, a Golden Laced Wyandotte, and Omara & Hermione, White Leghorns.

Or biodiversity can be as widespread as the bountiful plants and trees around us and the languages we speak.  Where do you see biodiversity today?

 

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Happy to See Frogs
We like finding frogs in the chicken yard.  Frogs, and other amphibians, require a deleicate ecoloigical balance in which to survive.  Frogs living with our animals says we have done a good job creating balance for all.

 

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More Fun & Games
Fun and games wait on pages throughout our website.

Have fun eggsploring on your own or use our game guide on Fun, Games & Holidays and hatch some eggstra happiness in your day  

All games are now pop-up pdf files so you can more easily see and play them.

 

 

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My Chicken Diaries

Chickens are our passion
Education is our mission

Welcome to My Chicken Diaries.

Founded in 2001, My Chicken Diaries is a three acre, family owned and operated, no-kill farm located in northern Brazoria County, Texas.

Our mission is to express what is alive in us through agri-education and service to our community.  We teach children and adults about the joys of chickens and country living.  We also strive to foster an understanding of the connection between the animals they meet on the farm and the eggs on their breakfast table.

We offer educational opportunities through hands-on, interactive chicken yard tours, community story-telling sessions, public appearances and classes as well as through entertaining and educational materials found on our website and in this storybook calendar.

Our passion is in working with kids: home schools, pre-school classes, church groups, and scout troops.  We appreciate the opportunity to enrich the lives of those who visit our farm, those we meet on our journeys as well as the lives of the animals entrusted to our care.

 We measure our success by the smiles we hatch on the faces of our students and visitors. They are the best compliments in the world.  Adding your smile just makes the world that much better.

Thanks for stopping to roost.  Tell your fowl friends and chicken lovers about our site and join us on Facebook where something new is always hatching.

                Forever Fowl, 

                                    Rooster Ron and Chickadoo Suz

 

Eggspanded Adventures

For years, parents have asked if we could come up with something specifically for Cub and Boy Scouts the way we have the Egg-Ceptional Observations patch for Girl Scouts. We thought it was a great idea!

We're please to share that Eagle Scout Rooster Ron with support from the Boy Scout Bay Area Council is now offering the NEW Egg-Ceptional Eggs-Perience BSA patch.  

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The last step in completing the Egg-Ceptional Eggs-perience Boy Scout patch is to tell a story about the chicken each scout invents during arts and crafts.

To eggs-plore patch opportunities for your troop or pack, please contact Chickadoo Suz or Rooster Ron  through our feedback page, by calling 281.756.0616 or emailing info@mychickendiaries.com for more information.

 

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EDUCATION IS OUR MISSION

There's so much that can be learned about chickens in the Egg-Ceptional Observations Classroom!

    >How are chicken and human bodies the same and different?  
    >Have you ever held a goose or turkey egg?
 
   >How about inventing a chicken using recycled household items?
 
   >Did you know chickens come from all around the world
    >Or that mother hens sit on their eggs for 21 days to hatch them?  

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Chickadoo Suz teaches a troop of Daisies about eggs becoming chicks
photo by Daisy parent, Jason Moss 

My Chicken Diaries was proud to participate in NASA's Space Center Houston Earth Day education activities.  Our topic - ways to keep a flock of chickens while honoring the earth with sustainable practices.  We talked about using nematodes, fly-eating gnats, composting and diatomaceous earth as alternatives to insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers and poisons. We brought a variety of chicken photos, eggs and games as well as shared a few stories fresh from the farm.  

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Chickadoo Suz and some Q&A fun at NASA's Space Center Houston

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Jack and his parents, Chickadoo Suz and her feathered ambassadors (four live chickens), entertained and educated the Woodrow Wilson Montesorri School's kindergarten classes. Kids and teachers touched farm eggs, pet the chickens and learned about the life cycle from egg to chick to adult.  They were both great listeners and eager question askers. If you have an event that could use a little fowl introduction, contact us info@mychickendiaries.com.

 

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Fun Chicken Tour Birthday Parties 
Taylor first visited My Chicken Diaries with her Daisy Girl Scout troop to earn the Egg-Ceptional Observations patch.  

Months later when it came time to celebrate her birthday (or hatchday as we call them on the farm), she chose an Egg-Ceptional On the Farm birthday party.  Among the fun activities Taylor's birthday guests enjoyed, petting and feeding the flock, and holding the young chicks were among their favorites.

Adults have birthday fun on the farm, too! Barb Arbuckle, a Facebook fan of Lenny, the Donkey, had a "Meet Lenny" birthday party.

Barb's birthday guests had a lot of fun walking the farm with Lenny.  After refreshments, they had fun with arts and crafts.  It was quite a memorable on the farm birthday party.

 

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"If I could make anything grow on trees, it would be kindness.
Kindness feels good to both the giver and the receiver. Never can have too much of it."            Suzanne

 
FRESHLY HATCHED!

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2015 My Chicken Diaries Calendar

Ideal for the fowl minded and bird brained, the 2015 My Chicken Diaries Wall Calendar is a perfect gift.  

It's also ideal fill your blank cubicle wall, to hide the crack in your kitchen wall, or for that person who just really needs their feathers fluffed.

 Meet the 2015 celebrities and read their stories...

 

"Such of beautiful chicken calendar, We keep in our office so that we all can enjoy those beautiful chicken photos."
     Mr Robles

 

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We're often asked why we're a no-kill farm

1. The "girls" labor for years to provide food (eggs) for us and we honor their contribution and feed and care for them even when this declines, much like society does for us as we decline.

2. We are big hearted and could never intentionally take the life of even one of our feathered children.  We even trap predators and rodents and re-home them.

3. Even medically necessary euthanasia, albeit very rare, is very difficult decision to make and and even more difficult action to take. We choose it when there seems no alternative.

4. There is no need to kill. There are many other food options available.

5. The sacred is in all things. We live in community with it, not dominion over it. 

 


 Patsy and her adopted son, Flip

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Periodically, we share farm happenings and event through an online newsletter. 

Our latest newsletter features the story of Patsy and Flip, a story of motherly love chicken-style.

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Spreading Fowl Knowledge
Suzanne was henvited by the Fort Bend AgriLife extension to speak with prospective backyard chicken farmers..

Her topic was one her favorites, Hens for Fun & Eggs.  Curious what she might have shared?  View her Hens for Fun & Eggs presentation and let us know what you think  

 

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People are a lot like eggs.  
On the outside, they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors.  
But, on the inside, they all have a heart of gold.  

Share your heart of gold and put an egg-stra cluck in someone's day.

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Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher
Rooster Ron retired from full-time teaching.  Now that he's published his first novel, The Nickel Bag, he's teaching in the chicken yard.  His favorite topic is  how do chickens and people eat differently.  It's hands on and very educational!

 

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10725 Leslie Ln

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On the outside they are all different shapes, sizes and colors,

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