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. Debbie from Illinois says:

    Bravo!!!! As I was watching this, I laughed out loud and scared my dog!

  2. Holly says:

    Man oh Man! For the third time……Pickles!!! Do Pickles!!!! I need to know if they will eat those. I don’t have my own chickens to try this on and it is kind of your responsibility to let us know what we need to know.

  3. Carol S says:

    Best one yet. Love the music. I’m sure the other apartment dwelling neighbors think I am losing my mind when they hear me LOL!! Make that COL! CacklingOL! Thanks, Karen!

  4. BGrigg says:

    With that AXE looming in the background, I BET they eat everything!

  5. Keith says:

    OK, “Will They Eat It?” could be an entire website. I could watch this over and over. LOVE it!

  6. Spokangela says:

    I just crack up every time they eat off eachother’s beaks. I hope mine do that too :)

  7. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I also thought..Karen..that’s too easy..it’s corn..of course they will eat it..Well..they just fooled us on this one didn’t they..Thanks for sharing Karen and keep them coming..You have a new hit series here..Maybe a new HGTV show for you..and the Fella doing the voice overs of course!!!

  8. Tess says:

    I just love how they come ‘a-runnin.

  9. Trissi V. says:

    So your chickens will eat polenta, but they won’t eat cornmeal…you do have stuck up foodie chickens. ;-p

  10. turk says:

    Oh Canada! It wasn’t that they didn’t like it, that shizz just doubled in size in their chicken stomachs….they were full!! (Not to full to eat the parmesan though, were they?)

  11. Jane says:

    Surprising results – though not about the cheese (I think all animals love cheese – even cats). I wonder if they would like sweet corn?
    I read on Fredsfinefowl.com that “Chickens have a magnificent sense of taste, terrible sense of smell. Their taste buds are designed to inform the bird of the minerals and nutrition content of what they are passing through their beaks. This is why they often snatch something only to drop it… they are sampling with taste.”

  12. taria says:

    i don’t know much about chickens but the cat in my lap ran away to the chicken music on your new video. she is a picky eater too. how many eggs are you getting a day?

  13. Auntiepatch says:

    Is there a reason there is an AX in the background??? Huh? Huh?

  14. Jake says:

    Oh god, this is pathetic, I have just figured out why you call them your girls. City girl here, plastic bag, no feathers, what can I say. Love the vid. who would thing they were so picky.

  15. Julie says:

    My chickens will eat most anything, but they go especially crazy for grapes& blueberries: they’ll grab one and run away from the others like they’ve found treasure! Oh…their other absolute favorite? Meat. Esp. chicken.

  16. Pam says:

    Now THAT surprises me… Of all things, I would think they would mow-down the corn meal… Wow!!! Don’t they know chickens in Africa are starving?


  17. Lori says:

    The “special thanks” at the end is classic. I like the delivery of that voiceover as much as the videos. It is hilarious!!!

  18. Paula says:

    Hmmmm…I thought cornmeal would’ve been a dead lock. Shows you how much I know about chickens. Still, it never fails to amuse!

  19. Kim says:

    I really look forward to your posts…guaranteed holy sh&@ moments and belly laughs with a few snorts slipped in!!!!!!

  20. Gayla T says:

    Spoiled Rotten Brats. That’s what they are! As I have mentioned before, caring for the chickens on the farm was my forte’. We had a corn sheller and a grinder and I can’t tell you how many years of corn I ran through them so the chickens could eat the corn. It was not ground fine like meal but was kind of chunked into pieces and farm chickens thought it was food of the gods. I can assure you ours never tasted cheese on top either. Have you ever thought, really, that they do have a wonderful life, for chickens? The ones who are professonal egg producers don’t get to get out of their cages and walk around having fun. Eat and lay eggs in a very small wire crate is their entire egg-sistance. Pretty dismal, really. God smiled on your girls. That’s for sure.

  21. marilyn says:

    lmao, the music just puts it over the top!

  22. Sally says:

    Too funny. Gotta love it.

  23. Kim says:

    Mine catch and eat mice. Sounds gross but is true.

  24. Melody Madden says:

    Who would have thought chickens had such refined palates. Parmesan cheese?

  25. Kim says:

    Best one yet! I didn’t think they’d go for the shaved parmesan. Wow!

    Looks like those girls are turning into divas. Next thing you know they’ll be demanding fine china and linen.

  26. Shannon V. says:

    Love that they picked the cheese off and ate that.

  27. Wendy says:

    I love this series! I found it curious that corn products are a lot of what is fed to chickens in factory farms, yet yours did not like it. They even chose cheese over corn which obviously is not a regular food for chickens. Keep ’em coming!

    • Langela says:

      We have quite a few hens and they love corn, whole or cracked. We have one girl that waits at the corn bin to see if we will be handing out her favorite snack or not. She has been known to even jump in the bin when the lid is off. I have never tried cornmeal, though. I wonder if it’s the consistency? Now I’m gonna have to go see if my girls will eat cornmeal.

  28. Melissa Leach says:

    Nice job, Fella. I only have one thing to say about these chicken episodes…don’t stop!

  29. gloria says:

    Perhaps they are put off by the axe in the background? I know if I were at dinner and some guy wearing a black hood with eye holes cut out and slapping the handle of a broadaxe in the palm of his meaty hand was standing near the salad bar, I’d be a bit put off myself.

    Can’t blame you, girls.

  30. Jessica says:

    Love it! Thank you!

  31. susan w says:

    Does the ax looming in the background affect their motivation? Naahh, they’re chickens.

  32. Debbie Neal says:

    I loved the video this morning! I think I’d go with them and just eat the cheese off the top too! Smart chickies!

  33. Barbie says:

    Ya know what? I can ALWAYS count on you for a good 5am chuckle! I do so LOVE your posts! The “bird in the hand” part probably woke my entire family up this morning with my laughing!

  34. Kipley Herr says:

    My chickens will not eat slugs! Other than the fact that they are hilarious yard ornaments, this is one of the main reasons I got them. They will eat grubs though. They will eat forsythia blossoms and spaghetti, or anything green.

  35. Amy says:

    I won’t lie. I watch mainly because the way the fella says “will they eat it” makes me laugh every time. It’s great.

  36. Angela N says:

    God these are so funny!! Love them!!

  37. Susan Sutherland says:

    I was shocked, well maybe not shocked, that they wouldn’t eat cornmeal. Didn’t you show how they loved polenta? Maybe they just have exotic tastes and cornmeal even with cheese, is too common. Keep those videos coming.

  38. Darlene says:

    Thank you so much for the laugh!

  39. Brenda says:

    I love when they peck food of their sister’s beak…cracks me up every time.

  40. Mary says:

    Maybe the girls would prefer popcorn instead, you know, to go with their movie :)

  41. Deborah says:

    LMAO! ok…now I am pissed I missed the first two episodes, I will have to go and hunt them down. I had a horse for a number of years on a good friends farm, she raised chickens as well, when she threw in a goat, you could literally waste an entire day easily watching their antics :)

    • Karen says:

      Deborah – Just click on “Videos” on the right hand sidebar under the picture of me holding a fish. All my videos are there. ~ karen

  42. Susan says:

    Fussy farts!

  43. Kel M says:

    I hate to say this…but I am kind of addicted to these…I rush to open your e-mails to see if it is a new episode of Will The Eat It (WTEI)….it just makes me happy. I love how they selected the parmesan only.

  44. Gerean says:

    I laughed, then watched it again and laughed the second time through. Fun post !

  45. Tricia Rose says:

    I have never understood what those toe separators are for – toes are separate anyway.

    • Barry says:

      You have obviously never seen the feet of someone who has been shoving their feet into high heels day in and day out for years. Or the feet of really old people. Their toes are not only NOT separate, they OVERLAP. And do really weird things your bones should just not do. Then there are all the people with webbed toes. More than you would think. I’ve been a massage therapist in Texas for the last 10 years. I’ve seen some things that can’t be unseen.

  46. Jenn says:

    I love the girls. Throw some mealworms in there and watch them devour it. YUM!

  47. Becky says:

    Note to self. Self, when you get your chickens make sure you try feeding them corn meal… perhaps corn bread will be palatable to them.

  48. Marti says:

    I was surprised they picked the cheese off… like 12 year old boys going after shrimp cocktail at a buffet. Sheesh.

    Extra attention to story line and production values today. It shows. When do we vote for webbies video awards?

  49. Cassie says:

    never gets old. NEVER. Can’t believe they were picky enough to eat the cheese off the top. Guess they are just like their mama, eh? Er… I mean YOU.

    • Karen says:

      No. You were right the first time Cassie. I’m their mama, LOL. At least they follow me around like I am. :) ~ karen

  50. Diane says:

    Urban chickens. Sheesh.

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