Yes, the 47-year old actress, producer and director is also very fond of chickens. In fact, she and her husband, Justin Theroux, are in it together. A year ago, they were highlighted by magazines such as People and InStyle for their sweet little hobby. At that time, Jen had 17 chickens and lamented on how hard it is to name them all. Still, she wouldn’t have it any other way. The actress uses the eggs they produce in various meals and says they’re delicious.
This isn’t the first time Jennifer’s fondness for chickens has gained her additional spotlight though. There was also a time, 3 yeas ago, when she gave Conan O’Brien half a dozen eggs while guesting on his show to promote We’re the Millers.
With a whopping $3 billion dollars to her name, you’d think Oprah would trouble herself less with chickens. However, it’s actually the exact opposite. Oprah’s neighbor, Penny Bianchi, got her hooked on fresh eggs one day. Now, she raises her very own backyard chickens in her expansive Montecito estate. Years ago, in fact, she tweeted a picture of herself with a basket of eggs and a quote saying, ‘Chickens are workin.’
Of course, we can’t go leaving Martha Stewart out of the fray. The successful businesswoman and television personality has been plucking fresh, organic eggs from her coops for several years now. She puts a lot of effort into perfecting their housing, their food as well as the factors that make for good egg-laying.
Martha’s coops house a wide range of poultry such as roosters, chickens and guinea fowl. In fact, as of 2015, she had over 4 coops that housed over a 100 chickens. Her coops are cleaned on a weekly basis and are also fenced perfectly to keep predators away while still giving them enough leg room.
Martha posts a lot about her chickens and her best practices on her blog, MarthaStewart.com. Likewise, she and Traci Torres, founder of My Pet Chicken, have also collaborated on a video that details all the benefits of having chicken coops at home.
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