Home to Roost’s TV Appearance: WCIU Segment 9/21/2010 Morning Show

Jennifer Murtoff, Melissa Forman, Kimberly Burt, Jeanne Sparrow

WCIU , Channel 26, pulled in two female entrepreneurs, Kimberlee Burt, owner of A Child’s Space daycare, and Chicagoland’s urban chicken consultant for a spot on You and Me in the Morning on 9/21/2010.

I got up at 5:15, got dressed, did the hair, the makeup, and then loaded the cage into the back of a car I borrowed–not a good time for my vehicle to be in the shop! I was anticipating finding two sleepy hens who could be easily removed from their roosts, but no such luck. I tried persuading with food, water, and free-range time in the yard, but they weren’t cooperating. Finally I wrangled them out of the coop by pulling off the top cover and poking a stick to get them to move toward the entrance.

With hair, makeup, clothes, and jewelry still intact, I headed to the studio. Once inside, I noticed that the hens’ feet were a mess, so I scrubbed them with wet, soapy towels. One of the hens is a singer–much too risky for live TV–so we put the chickens in Block B. The studio told me this was the first time they’d had live animals.

It was a whirlwind show and quite random–Blago’s new gigs, the guy who balances stuff on his chin, day care, and chickens! The girls were very well behaved and even sat on the hosts’ laps!

Check out Part I, the lead-in ,here. Part II, the show clip is here:  Home to Roost’s and Jo Schmoe the Buff Orpington’s debut TV appearance. Dinosaur the Australorp also made an appearance (on Jeanne’s lap!), but she’s not in this clip. The show went well, and the hens were very well behaved!

A huge thanks to WCIU for this opportunity.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bolyanatz on September 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Dude. That was awesome. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Posted by Beverly on September 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Jen, that was great. You can tell that you love what you are doing.


  3. Jen, I knew you were great with chickens, but you looked so comfortable on TV, too! Excellent clip!


  4. Posted by Mark on September 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Yes Jen – very erudite as usual. Calm, collected… enough to make an “fervescent” person effervescent!


  5. Posted by Carolyn on September 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Jen Thanks It was great! COngratulations


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