When she’s not in the studio, Grammy award-winning songstress Michelle Branch spends her time in the garden (those are her raised beds, above) and kitchen. She’s an avid foodie, the co-host of Cook Taste Eat and loves her meals fresh and local. So when she had the chance to build a chicken coop in the backyard of her Los Angeles home, she jumped at the chance.
“It really started with me being such a weirdo about where I get eggs from,” she said, while giving a video tour of her fowl. “[I] started buying them at the market, organic, free range. Then started talking to friends who have flocks.” (Here are the 12 best egg companies in America.)
So after checking her city ordinances and getting the approval, the singer/songwriter adopted a clan of chickens that was in need of a home and relocated them to her backyard. While she lets her hens wander about the yard eating bugs, the performer jokes that he daughter has taken to feeding them an array of fresh produce. “We’ll go the market and buy organic berries and grapes. I’ll go to use it and be like ‘where it is?’ and she’ll dump the whole thing out in the yard for the chickens. They are spoiled to death!” she jokes.
Keep up with her hens on Instagram @MichelleBranch.
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