Welcome to Chicken Girl.

I’m Kristina, and I’m glad you’re here. I hope you enjoy my posts about my birds and other pets, their quirkiness, and my family.

I may not be a spring chicken, but I rule the roost.


Sharing my stories from a small town in Oklahoma: Chickens and other birds, cats, bees, a bunny, recipes, and art.

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Some Hurts Heal Only with Time

Grieving Over a Recent Loss I didn’t have my regularly scheduled post up last week, because I had to travel out of town, back to Dallas for the memorial service for my dad. My mom asked me to write the eulogy or similar for the pastor to read, so I did, thinking about not onlyContinue reading “Some Hurts Heal Only with Time”

birds in yard

Threats To The Backyard Flock, Part Three

PREDATORS, DISEASE, PARASITES, and STRESS This is the third and final part of my series about the different threats to our backyard flock. In the two previous posts I talked about predators and listed some illnesses. In this final edition I conclude with more issues that can afflict the flock. Egg Binding Egg binding isContinue reading “Threats To The Backyard Flock, Part Three”

more chickens in yard

Threats To The Backyard Flock, Part Two

PREDATORS, DISEASE, PARASITES, and STRESS This is a continuation of the post I started last week on the different threats your backyard flock might face. Now let’s talk about chicken illnesses, of which there are plenty, but again thankfully few that our birds actually experienced. FOWL POX It was around a couple of years agoContinue reading “Threats To The Backyard Flock, Part Two”

chickens and coop in distance

Threats To The Backyard Flock, Part One

PREDATORS, DISEASE, PARASITES, and STRESS In this post I’m going to go over some things that are a danger to your backyard flock. Some, like predators and diseases, are obvious, but others, like stress, aren’t as noticeable, or we don’t always link stress as the cause of the problem. PREDATORS First, we’ll start with theContinue reading “Threats To The Backyard Flock, Part One”

Some Strange and Some Cute Cat Behavior

Cats have very interesting behaviors, however sometimes it may seem that all they do is sleep. That isn’t necessarily true though, and if we watch, we can see all the ways in which they communicate. RUBBING AGAINST THINGS A couple months ago I started paying attention to our older cat Meow Meow, when she wouldContinue reading “Some Strange and Some Cute Cat Behavior”

Sicilian Acini di Pepe

Chicken Soup With Acini Di Pepe

GENERATIONAL RECIPE This chicken soup recipe was passed down through the generations on my mother’s side, beginning back when, I’m told, her ancestors lived in Sicily till they emigrated to New York, eventually making their way south and west to Arizona. My mother learned this recipe from her mom, probably started making it by theContinue reading “Chicken Soup With Acini Di Pepe”


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