Ask Miss Repecka for Pet Advice

Dear Miss Repecka is the Oregon Humane Society’s advice column for kids. Children can write to this very knowledgeable chicken with questions about their pets. Miss Repecka is a chicken on a mission to place shelter animals in good homes, so she will naturally showcase her friends at OHS when she responds to your letters.

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Pide consejos a la señorita Repeckta para las mascotas

La querida señorita Repecka de la Sociedad Humana de Oregón es la columnista de consejos para niños. Los niños pueden escribirle a esta gallina muy bien informada,con preguntas sobre sus mascotas. Repecka es una gallina con la misión de colocar animales de refugios en buenos hogares, naturalmente ella mostrara a sus amigos de OHS cuando responda sus cartas.


Dear Miss Repecka,

We just adopted 4 chickens and I’m super excited about this! What kind of treats do they like?



Dear Sadie,

Congratulations on the four new additions to your family! I may be a bit biased, but ah think chickens make fine pets! And how kind of you to want to know what sort of treats they like, ‘cause everyone likes treats!

Here is a list of some of mah favorites. Just remember that they are treats, so not too many, please, or you will have overly plump poultry!

  • Bananas
  • Plain popcorn
  • Carrots
  • Oatmeal-cooked
  • Berries of all kinds, but especially strawberries
  • Meat scraps (chickens are omnivores)
  • Peas
  • Broccoli or Cauliflower
  • Crickets (you can get these at a pet supply store)

There are LOTS more foods that chickens like as treats. Look up “best treats for chickens” on the internet for some yummy reading!

Have a good time with your new friends…

Yours for a kinder world,

Miss Repecka

Submit your question to Miss Repecka

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