You don’t know it yet, but your dream is to live in Los Angeles with a flock of chickens. Just scroll through Kate Richards’ endlessly charming blog and Instagram account, Drinking with Chickens, and try to deny it. Kate lives with her husband, dogs and nine (yes, nine) chickens in L.A., but looking through her Insta you’d think they lived in an edenic paradise filled only with gorgeous flowering plants, mohawked chickens, and lots and lots of colorful cocktails.
I first heard about Kate’s account from friends who recently became chicken owners themselves. Apparently, once you own chickens, you are instantly part of a cult national community, and you are deeply and fervently involved. “They’re crazy,” Kate says. “Most people that have chickens love the hell out of them. Of course, there are chicken farmers doing this for a living—that’s a different breed. But the people who are backyard chickening as a hobby or a lifestyle are a fanatic bunch.”