Will They Eat It? Episode 3.

I have chickens. Chickens eat anything. Yet, I continue to post the series “Will They Eat It”? And you keep falling for it. Of course they’ll eat it. They’re chickens.

Over the course of the year I’ve owned these chickens they’ve eaten everything from live crickets to one of those pedicure toe separators. And the toe that was in it.

I assume you just like to watch chickens eat and that’s why you’re so wild for these videos. Plus there is always that very remote, yet entirely possible possibility, that they will NOT eat it.

So back by popular demand is Will They Eat It? Episode 3.


Will they eat it Cornmeal

Will my chickens eat a bowl of cornmeal?


The end.


Special thanks to The Fella for his talent and convincing voice work. His natural delivery and soothing, soulful voice make these videos the success that they are. I am forever indebted.   



  1. Tigersmom says:

    I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this one until now!

    While I love the fella’s voiceover (makes me laugh every time, never gets old) I also really love you using your soft and gentle presenter voice.

    It’s time for a new episode, right?

    Don’t you think you’ve made us wait long enough?

    And seriously, I’m dying of curiosity about your fridge situation and why you are keeping it such a deep dark secret. Did you by the expensive Italian beauty and won’t tell because it will alienate your readers who can’t run out and get one just like it? Are you secretly and suddenly rich? Does crime really pay?

    I need answers!


    • Karen says:

      Tigersmom – No fridge yet. There’s been a change of plans … details to come. ~ karen

      • Tigersmom says:

        Well that’s not cryptic or anything!

        What plans new or old could possibly involve NOT having a fridge!?!

        Unllleeeeeeeesssssssss……….this has something to do with the work on the basement!

        That’s it! You’re turning the entire basement into a giant walk in refrigerator! Boy, that Nancy Drew’s got nuthin’ on me.

  2. Janet says:

    I have to say, I love the ax in the background of this video. Yes, they will eat it, or ELSE!! :D

  3. Margaret says:

    Just wondering. How cold does it get where you are? Would like a couple of urban hens, but it gets pretty cold where we are.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Margaret – Well … this year wasn’t bad but it often gets really cold here. Below zero cold. Not for long periods usually but it does happen. You need birds that are cold weather tolerant like Rhode Island Reds. Plus heat lamps in the coop so they don’t get frostbite. ~ karen!

  4. Regina says:

    Love these videos!!! keep them coming! my chicken’s crack me up all the time. this inspires me to see what my girls will eat. thanks for making my day!

  5. Anne-Marieke says:

    I think that axe in the background looks kinda disturbing..
    Nice chicks though!
    Cheers from the Netherlands.

  6. Barbara Catanzaro says:

    Grapes! My friends chickers went coo-coo for grapes, yeah we get too bored for our own good! Love your site,thxs!

  7. Danielle m. says:

    Oh my word! The volume on my computer was up on high and I almost dropped what was in my hands when I heard the fella. Very convincing.

  8. Heidi says:

    In awe of your filming skills. Behind and between the legs of a chicken?! Wow, just wow.

  9. Maggie Cooper says:

    Since they ate the Polenta, I just figured they’d eat the cornmeal. Hmmmm!!

  10. ev says:

    OMG! I so needed a laugh today! Thanks Karen, your wit is good. These are some spoiled chickens, for sure. Music was inspired.

  11. amy mills says:

    completely stunned to see something scavengers WON’T scavenge!

  12. Love it…I know his soothing voice is coming, but it makes me just everytime!!!
    I can’t believe they didn’t eat it!!!!


  13. Marion says:

    This just made my day! Thanks!!!

  14. Nicole2 says:

    Chickens are hilarious. They could do anything and they would be funny. I loooove how they pick food off each other. It’s like they’re saying: “Hold on, you have a little something here. Let me get it. There. It’s gone.”


  15. Lauren says:

    These are my favorite posts! I originally found your blog about four weeks ago because I was searching for stuff about chickens. I told my boyfriend that your coop looks like the coop that Restoration Hardware would sell–if they sold coops. I live in NYC and don’t have *quite* enough room for birds now, but one day I’m moving to the Midwest to have a shit-ton of chickens.

    As a fellow DIY-er, I was delighted to find so much more than just chickens here! Way to put some *real* knowledge into the blogging world, Karen. Thanks!

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  17. Sue H says:

    The Fella’s voice scared my cat! Your chickens remind me of my 12-year-old son. Picky, picky. Sometimes he even pecks at his little brother like that . . .

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