Raising Backyard Chickens -Italian Style!

CityBoyFamily2 (2)



What started out as a short video about raising backyard chickens really grew into an elaborate production from its inception 18 long months ago.  In the fall of 2012, I asked my cugino Davide (cousin Dave)  if he wanted to make a short video on raising backyard chickens. He not only accepted, but took the project to a level that I had never imagined.  What follows is a 9 minute video on how to raise backyard chickens – Italian Style.  Why Italian style?????????????  Well…….I’ve got Italian blood runnin’ through my veins; though it has been thinned out over the generations and I thought that some humor would bring a bit of flavor to the topic.

If you are just starting out with backyard chickens………… than I hope I can help you along the way.  If you’re a seasoned veteran…….well……… I hope I can bring a laugh to you day!

Thanks to cugino Davide for making this video.  You did a fantastic job!  Thanks also to cugino Dino for playing the mandolin, accordion and drums in the opening number.  You are a multi-talented musician.   Thanks to cugino Damiano for his rendition of an old family folk song at the close of the video.  That song still cracks me up!  But most of all, thanks Nono for the memory of those backyard hens you kept when I was a small boy.  Who would have thought that this childhood memory would have grown into City Boy Hens!!

I hope you all enjoy!

City Boy Cartoon



26 thoughts on “Raising Backyard Chickens -Italian Style!

  1. You crack me up. Che bravo! The video is great, and funny. I live just outside of your city, I have two acres of property and I am not allowed to have chickens, so the city says, I have 19 hens (no freaks in this flock), they give me plenty of fresh eggs which I share with family and friends, I’ve had them for two years and so far, so good. I’m also setting up beehives this year and found your posts informative, did your bees survive this never-ending winter, I won’t be getting my until June. Keep up the great work.

    • WOW! That is quite the compliment! Gonna’ let Beloved Wife know about that tonight! Hope it works in my favor. As for entertainment……..you do your fare share of making me laugh as well!
      Always intrested to see what the Mama’s got goin’ on!
      Warm Regards,

  2. So much fun! Great video. I stumbled upon your blog with perfect timing, because I am expecting my three sexlink chicks to arrive next week. I’ve been reading through your archives and taking notes 😉 Love your blog!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s