Archive for January, 2013

Egg Within an Egg?

A video link showing a man cracking open an egg, only to find another egg inside has been floating around the internet. It has been the subject of much virtual debate: Is the video a hoax, or is this a possible occurrence?

This is a possible occurrence. The same chain of events that causes internal laying, (that is, a fully shelled egg works its way UP the oviduct, rather than down and out) causes a shelled egg to re-enter the shell gland and receive a second shell. This super-sized egg is then passed out of the body.

For more on this, check out this video.


Monday, 21 Jan, 2013: Home to Roost Featured on Made in Chicago

Tune in to WBBM News radio, 780 AM/105.9 FM on Monday, January 21 (MLK Day) for a brief spot on Home to Roost. Mike Krauser’s piece will air at various times throughout the day.


Chicks at Belmont Feed and Seed the first week in February

From Lidia at Chicago’s Belmont Feed and Seed

Our first hatch of chicks are to come in the first week of February: Araucana, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire Reds, Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Black Austrolorps, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Golden Laced Wyandottes, Isa Browns (Red Stars), Black Sex Links, all Pullets and all vaccinated for Mareks. Plan to come in and make your selection. 

Four Laying Hens came last week: A Barred Rock, two Red Stars/Isa browns about 8 months old and a Rhode Island Red about 6 months old.



2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

22 Jan., 2013: Support Arlington Heights’ Chicken Movement

Join Mary Green and Matt Scallon on Tues., January 22nd at 8pm as they go before the Village Board of Trustees to request permission to keep backyard chickens.

They need as many supporters as possible to attend the meeting on the 3rd floor of Village Hall (33 S. Arlington Heights Road). Matt and Mary will both be speaking, and it would be great if a few residents could also speak in support of allowing backyard chickens in Arlington Heights. You can sign up that night before the meeting starts.

If you’re not inclined toward public speaking, you can write a short message in support of their efforts. Contact Mary ( for a list of the benefits and misconceptions around backyard chickens you can use in your letter.

Some local media are:

You can also contact individual trustees through email addresses listed at
Green and Scallon are particularly focused on getting “yes” votes from Trustees Glasgow, Scaletta, Breyer, and Farwell, as well as from Mayor Mulder.

They’ll be presenting approximately 200 signatures; if you have any petitions with signatures, please return them to Mary asap!
Contact Mary for a form if you would like to solicit more signatures before the meeting:

8 January, 2013: Home to Roost on the Turi Ryder show

Tune in to the Turi Ryder show on Chicago-based WGN radio 720 between midnight and 12:15 for a live interview featuring chickens, Home to Roost, and relocating a flock from California to Chicago!

Local Woman Holds Urban Chicken Raising Class

Check out the audio link!