In the News

I’ve been fortunate to be able to talk about a life with chickens with reporters, bloggers, television hosts and others, and to share my love and understanding of my animals with people around the world. Here are a few of the highlights so far:

HenCam in the Press

The Boston Globe did a wonderful story about my project to bring chickens to a nursing home as therapy animals.

HenCam has been mentioned in articles in Hobby Farm Magazine and Backyard Poultry Magazine, and featured in Chickens Magazine. I’ve been in local papers like the Lexington Journal and the Carlisle Mosquito and also in national media such as Southeast Texas, Live!

Current Science Magazine (which reaches 6 mllion students, teachers and parents) featured a spread on Little Pond Farm and says that it might be “the most famous backyard chicken farm in the world.” (February 26, 2010)

Susan Orlean, staff writer for The New Yorker, mentions the HenCam in an article about chickens titled “The It Bird” (September 28, 2009).

My books have been reviewed in many papers, including Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. My love of pie baking has been featured in Women’s Day Magazine. My blog writing was honored when HenBlog won the Country Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Blue Ribbon Blog Award.

HenCam on the Air

I was featured on CBS Sunday Morning talking about eggs (November 2016). You can watch the video here.



Chronicle, a newsmagazine series on WCVB in Boston, did a story about our nursing home hens (November 2014). You can watch that video here.

Three chickens and I appeared on It’s Me Or the Dog on Animal Planet (January 2011). I showed how to train chickens using a clicker and target stick, and how dog owners can use the same technique on their pets. The episode is titled “The Castle Goes to the Dogs.”

In April, 2010, Coco and I appeared on MARTHA – Martha Stewart’s television show. Martha devoted an entire hour to backyard chickens. A clip from the HenCam was aired, Tillie Lays an Egg was looked at, and I told Martha how I train my chickens to pose for the camera.



I have also appeared on Vicki Croke’s NECN show The Secret Life of Animals, and on local television shows.