Will They Eat it?
Episode 4.

It’s time for another episode of the much beloved series Will They Eat it?! Today’s food was requested by “Holly”.

Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. They’re chickens. There’s no predicting.


Will They Eat it – Pickle


Will my chickens eat a dill pickle?

 On the next episode Norma discovers something on a stick, Walnut wanders around, Cuddles acts cute and Cheez Whiz gets asked to the prom.

If you missed them, you can also watch Episode 1 of Will They Eat it. And then  Episode 2, and Episode 3.


  1. Jason says:

    Excellent videos!
    How about an over ripe avacado?
    I won’t spoil it for those without chickens (we have 4 also).

  2. Julie says:

    More Chicken videos please :)

  3. Andrew & Katie says:

    we really like your website and would like to request a food for the chickens to try. Have you tried ice cream?
    Katie ( 8 years old) and Andrew (her dad)

  4. judy says:

    ya gotta hand it to them…they each tried one bite! give them another 7 years and they’ll probably like them!

  5. Debra says:

    Can you get them to eat onion?

    • Karen says:

      Debra – No. You can’t feed chickens onions because onions are so strong it’ll come out in the eggs and be noticeable. ~ k!

  6. anna says:

    love it! your chickens are looking very plump and happy!!

  7. candace says:

    This show should be syndicated :)

  8. Dana says:

    ugh. you get me every time. the first 10 seconds are so silent, i think my computer volume is broken. then i turn up the speakers to full blast wondering why it’s not working. just to have my ears blasted with “WILL THEY EAT IT!!!”

    and it’s still my favorite part of these episodes.

  9. Janet says:

    I’ve got to tell you I have been looking into some baby chickens. I live in Florida so really doing some research with our heat and humidity, etc. I bought a magazine about chickens and one of the ads was for chicken saddles….okay, now I am very polish and gullible and wat was the first thought I had in my brain after seeing the pic of the chickens with these colored rubber saddles on their backs??.?…..yes, that thought was….”who would ride a chicken”!?&. Then I read further that it keeps birds of prey…or bigger than chickens from picking them up and carrying them off…maybe I’m not ready yet…who would ride a chicken….sheesh!

  10. Amy says:

    I understand. Well then, is there any chance you can teach them to sing?

  11. Amy says:

    When I was in college I worked summers in the education dept. of a zoo. We had a green parrot that would dive bomb you if you had fried chicken in the office, the little cannibal. (He would also sing “Around the World in 80 Days” every time you put him in a car, but I digress.)

    So all this to ask, “Will they eat chicken (fried or otherwise) or even scrambled eggs”? Is that too awful to ask for a future episode?

    • Karen says:

      Amy – Chickens are indeed carnivores and will eat meat. They love it. However, my chickens are vegetarian chickens so they don’t get any meat. Which is strange since I’m not a vegetarian. Can’t stand the thought of feeding them meat for some reason. So … chickens will eat chicken. And eggs. They love eggs. Which is a bad thing because once they get into the habit of breaking their shells and eating their own raw eggs, it’s pretty tough to break it. The egg habit. Not the shells. ~ karen

  12. Krikit says:

    I must be SOooo easily amused! Not only did I LOL! at the entire chicken vid, but I found darned near everything everybody else said to be hilarious! ~;D

    • Karen says:

      Maybe you’re drunk. Have you been drinking? Or on a sugar high maybe. Or … you could be punch drunk. Are you sleepy? Wait! No! You’re probably just easily amused. ~ karen!

  13. Janelle says:

    Didn’t know I had the volume on ‘high’ at first so the introductory “Will they eat it” ended up being scary-funny. Love the scary-funny. Thanks for another hilarious episode. Not many people could make chickens so funny!

  14. Pat says:

    Oooo, your chickens look so cute and fluffy, they’re like feathered cats! I love how they trust you and come a’running when you have something for them to eat (or experiment with). What’s life without a few interesting food items to peck at? Karen is a good mom!

  15. Gayla T says:

    This time I was expectiong the fella and was braced in my chair so I didn’t jump so high I fell out like last time. Just got the cast off so didn’t want that to happen again. I do believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen a chicken pucker. I didn’t know they could squish their little beaks up like that. Knowing chickens well, as I do, I could read that look and honey, you are in big trouble. I don’t know when and I don’t know how but they will get you for this. I noticed you didn’t post the audio part. Didn’t want us to know what they called you, right? Just goes to show what a boring life I lead that I can get all excited when I see the post is going to be, “Will They Eat It?” I gotta get out more or something. LOLOLOL You is soooo funny!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you ma’am. I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence but the chickens haven’t been laying very well since the pickle incident. ~ karen

  16. Nicole2 says:

    OMG. Toooooooooo funny! I love those Karen. They’re priceless! Thanks for the roaring laughter you gave me!

  17. Lisa says:

    Perhaps they were too lady-like for the dink-like plating arrangement? Just sayin’. ;)

  18. Holly says:

    Thank GOD!!! It’s been bugging me. You saved me from having to take a concealed pickle in to a chicken hatchery.

  19. Amy in StL says:

    That’s awesome! Especially the evil eye one of the girls gives you. What about Dill Pickle flavored chips? (Or are you not a sharer?)

  20. J9 says:

    Shoot, I really thought they’d double back and give it a second chance. You just really can never tell with the ladies I suppose.

  21. Jamiek says:

    I so look forward to these! Thanks for my morning laugh!!

  22. Ann Marie Bridge says:

    Were you hoping they would eat it so they would lay pickled eggs? lol

  23. susan Preston says:

    Sure, but what about dill pickle chips?

  24. Clare says:

    Ugh, I dont blame them. Your chickens clearly have a well developed palate. Pickles are eeeewwww.

    With apologies to all the pickle lovers out there. You might love them, but I just dont get why you would …

  25. Mary Kay says:

    Karen – I just love your chickens – I wish I could have chickens – but alas my daughter won’t let me, that and some stupid rule about living in the city. But some day there is still hope. Maybe the chickens would eat the pickle not pickled – like a fresh one out of the garden??

  26. Angela says:

    I never liked pickles either!

    Had to watch all the previous episodes again. Version 3 is my favorite with your hilarious commentary!

  27. Amanda says:

    LOVE IT.

  28. Sherry (BTLover2) says:

    I swear I saw one of them wipe their tongue on some hay.

  29. Julie says:


  30. Julie says:

    hahahahahahaha. And poor girlie had to wipe the taste of her beak at the end!

  31. Heather says:

    The look of disappointment on their little chicken faces is priceless.

  32. Karen says:

    Haha. I love this segment. You are the best!

  33. Jillian says:

    One of them is German..

  34. Lisa says:

    These videos make my day. Love the chickens!

  35. marilyn says:

    seriously funny stuff..maybe its just vlasics they dont like..or maybe they like bread and butter pickles better..did ya ask them?

  36. Jan says:

    This one kept a colicky baby quiet for 15 minutes per hour. To keep ANY baby quiet and riveted by anything for 15 minutes is difficult.

    To get 15 minutes of silence with a colicky baby is miraculous., considering the usual 3 hours (per night) of nearly non-stop crying. It is especially miraculous since I don’t know if his eyes focus correctly yet.

    The doc says he”ll grow out of it eventually and that they “always” do as their digestive systems “mature”.

    Imagine if you will, THIS at ear-splitting decibels, for 3 hours: WAH,WAH, WAH,WAH,WAH,WAH, WAAAAAAAAH,WAH,WAH,WAH,WAH WAH WAHWAH. Every bone in your body instinctively reacts and wants to help ease the pain. Humans are primed to try and help crying babies.

    That crying makes ME want to cry and I’m not even the parents but a stand-in who gives the parents a break once a week so they have a chance to let the ringing in their ears subside.

    So I am especially grateful for this video. Nicely filmed, suspenseful ( as always) and with extra benefits.

    • Lori says:

      Jan: It’s really hard – I understand. I thought I would lose my mind. It felt like it would just last forever. Every baby is different, but my first and third were cryers (the first was the worst). By four months they were happy campers. Just hang on, and get help if you feel you can’t cope. I know these are just words on a (web)page, but there is a mom on the other end of them who really knows how it feels.

      And Karen, these videos are the bomb. I would watch them even if they ended after the inital “WILL THEY EAT IT?!?!?!?!?” Makes me laugh every time.

      • Lori says:

        Oops – to Jan – I just got the fact that you are the lovely stand-in that is trying to keep people sane with a crying baby. You are one lovely human being. Bless you!

        • Jan says:

          Thanks. Made my day! And I really didn’t mean to hijack Karen’s comments. I was just particularly sleep-deprived – and also grateful for the video. And you are right about the words “WILL THEY EAT IT?!?” Makes me laugh so hard!

  37. Kim Merry says:

    Maybe they only like sweet pickles?

  38. Laura Bee says:

    Well, at least they tried it. Good chickens.

  39. Jessica C says:

    Rofl. I loved this. My girls just found my hiding place for my black oil sunflower seeds. Now every time I go outside they run over and make a big fuss until I am forced to give them handfuls. Thank you so much for catering to the whims of your fans.

  40. Karen Eggleston says:

    Well, at least they wiped their mouths.

  41. Pati Gulat says:

    I,too,have been waiting all day for this !!! Karen,you have commandeered our lives with your chickens !! LOL

  42. Carla Barnes says:

    Maybe it’s an acquired taste….

  43. Carla Barnes says:

    OMG, I have been waiting all day for this! Yay! OK, now I’m going to watch it.

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