What the world needs now…

December 28, 2010 | My Jottings

….is, apparently, chicken diapers.


My daughter was telling me about an article in Entrepreneur magazine about a new business that has taken off. It’s a small but up-and-coming company that sells diapers for chickens. Because keeping chickens as house pets is, by all accounts, a new and fast-growing trend.

If you look at the chicken diaper site, you can see touching photographs of people cuddling with their chickens on the couch, and small children snuggling with chickens while napping.

Chicken diapers are not one-size-fits-all, or even “Men” or “Women” sized. A chicken owner must carefully measure their bird in a few different ways and then make their purchase accordingly.

I mentioned this new fast-selling product to Carolyn and the look on her face was priceless. “Chicken diapers?” she asked dryly, in a tone that said youhavegottobekiddingme. We tried to imagine adding the chore of changing and washing chicken diapers to our daily list of things to do, and neither one of us could picture ourselves at the task.

I am making slow but determined efforts to simplify my life. I can state with a fair amount of certainty that diaper-wearing chickens will not be permitted to fowl up my plans.


  1. Becky Poirier says:

    I laughed at your chicken story. When we were in San Francisco we saw a person snuggling her chicken while watching a street musician play..strange sites on the streets down by the wharf!

  2. Just Julie says:

    Hi Becky – it must be a new trend. Like pet rocks – remember those? Except this one needs its diapers changed. Thank you for visiting – Happy New Year to you and Rich….

  3. Ginny the Yalker..."One Who Can Yarn Talk" says:

    Jewel, this has to be the nightmare of nightmares for me! It makes mice gnawing in my wall or snapped to death in traps, a vacation on the beach. First of all…THEY ARE CHICKENS! not EVEN cute!
    How do you snuggle up to a CHICKEN?? Feathers that flap and eyes on the SIDE of their head AND sharp beaks!! I run from them or have an anxiety attack if they are on the same block I am! In my HOUSE!!!! The thing beaks open my bedroom door and flaps up on my bed, which causes it’s HOT PINK DIAPER to slip to the side, allowing it’s night deposit to slide out on my comforter!!????
    Lord have mercy, I have to go to a happy place right now and get this outta my head! I am close to the edge!!


  4. Just Julie says:

    Ginny, I laugh a lot when I read the comments friends leave on my blog, but never have I laughed so uproariously as with this comment you just left. I was picturing the chicken breaking (you typed beak and I left it that way, because maybe a chicken would beak into your room and not break into your room) into your room and its diaper going awry. I am laughing as I type this. Soooo funny. When are you going to do your own blog? It would be a lot more entertaining than this one!

  5. Sharon says:

    Chickens beaking into my bedroom… something new to have nightmares about!

  6. Just Julie says:

    Yes…a bad movie could be done about this. “Beaks.” Sort of like “Jaws” but worse.

  7. Ember says:

    Just diapers? No jumpers? No blouses? No petticoats? No headcoverings? These are not modest chickens – strutting about in their underwear for anyone to see! This is chicken pornography at its very worst!
    Further, it is January. Why are they not wearing socks? Aye, and boots.


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  9. Just Julie says:

    Those links were delightful, Ember. Chuckleworthy. As were your thoughts about modest dress for chickens. 🙂 xoxo

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