A few days ago the ladies (as Abby insists I now call them) had visitors from Japan! TV Tokyo stopped by to do a news story about urban chicken keeping. I thought it would be a quick half hour situation but it ended up being almost 2 hours! It was thoroughly enjoyable though, if a little awkward (have you ever had to smile and nod as someone is talking to you in a language you don’t understand and they know you don’t understand? For 2 hours?) The questions, once translated, were thought provoking, surprisingly well researched, and got to the heart of why I believe urban chicken keeping is becoming so big. No, it’s not just that they are incredibly endearing animals, there’s a deeper layer having to do with the food we put in our bodies. As I say in the video, I know everything that's in the eggs I get from my girls ladies. I also know that there are very little stress hormones affecting the eggs because if there’s one thing these fatty fat hens are not, it’s stressed.
Liz Lacey had been particularly abundant with her beautiful brown eggs this week, so it's her eggs you'll see being fried in the video, Without further ado, I give you Gretchen, Irma, and the ever wackier Liz Lacey in the Tokyo television debut! TV Tokyo Segment