I never thought I would be so amused by these feathered creatures. I also had no idea they would have such diverse personalities or the joy I’d have from them eating out of my hand or running up to greet me. I have spent more time than I would admit just watching them — so much so that I feel like I’ve been integrated into their pecking order! In doing so, though, I’ve learned their language and can even tell most of their chirps apart.
What started out as a simple thought for me to be able to check in on the girls while I’m at work turned into the idea of being able to share them with you. Welcome to the Chicken Cam!
It’s a work in progress and might not work as perfectly as I want it to all the time but we’re all at the mercy of our internet service providers for an excellent streaming experience. Even though I am paying for the fastest speed available, I seem to get throttled from time to time. So if the video feed is slow or garbled, try refreshing the page or try again in a few minutes.
- You can access the chicken cams from the home page icon or from the menu under “Chickens” where you’ll also find Meet the Girls and Coop & Run.
- To make the Chicken Cams full-screen, click on the full-screen symbol on the bottom right of the video window.
- The live audio and video feed in the coop and run is generally available during daylight hours in the eastern USA time zone.
- When it’s raining outside, the girls seem to spend most of their time inside even though part of the run is covered.
- One of my favorite times to watch is around dusk when they are going in for the night and getting settled up on the roosts. It usually takes them about 30 minutes to finally get settled and cracks me up every time I watch.
- Occasionally, a camera may be offline as we clean the coop or run. If you happen to see me right after I’ve rolled out of bed feeding the girls, don’t judge. Seriously, I don’t rock the bed-head look very well.
- You will notice a cage in the run. It’s temporary as we wait for one more girl to arrive who wasn’t old enough when we picked up the others. (It will keep her out of wings reach from the other girls for a few days as she is introduced into her new flock. It’s the pecking order thing.) After the cage is removed, you’ll be able to see the far end of the run better.
Click here to meet the girls.
Click here for a tour of the coop.