Best Chicken Blog Ever


If you are at all amused by backyard chickens, you must immediately begin reading Scratch and Peck, a totally delightful chicken blog by children's book illustrator Lauren Scheuer. What joy!  What wit! And her illustrations are — well, fantastic and perfect in every way.  Scratch and Peck should be a book, but instead it's a blog, which means that you can go there right this second and indulge in chicken adoration without delay.  Go ahead–you can thank me later.


  1. Enchanting !

    The illustrations are charming, the text is easy to read, like a good poem … or, yes, a children’s book. Another blog to follow. This keeps up I’ll soon have no time for actual work !

  2. Thank you for this! I just spent a very enjoyable lunch break reading Scratch and Peck from the beginning. Now I have chicken lust again!

  3. Amy! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Makes me want to sit down right now and write a million more blogposts!

  4. Love it! I have the same breeds of chickens as she does, so it’s like watching my girls.

    And I do think that one of the funniest things ever is to watch a chicken encounter snow for the very first time.

  5. I don’t know whether I should admit it, at least in this crowd, but well… here goes: I have no strong feelings about actual chickens either way. However, Lauren Scheuer’s “girls” are a delight, from their heart-shaped butts to the tips of their quirky personalities. More, please. Oh and please make it into a book.

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