Raising Chickens

A-List Celebrities Who Love Raising Chickens

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Raising chickens isn’t just for farmers or homesteaders! From Hollywood to the (fancy) countryside, backyard chickens are taking over celebrity gardens. Let’s peek over the fence and see which celebrities are one of us!

  1. David Beckham
  2. Jennifer Garner
  3. Tori Spelling
  4. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
  5. Chris Hemsworth
  6. Martha Stewart
  7. Jamie Oliver
  8. Nicole Kidman
  9. Julia Roberts
  10. William H. Marcy

1. David Beckham

Former footballer turned chicken keeper!

David Beckham shows off his surprising new hobbies on social media and his latest documentary: raising chickens and beekeeping.

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That’s right, the former footballer has turned part of his estate into a buzzing haven of sustainability.

Beckham recently shared glimpses of his chicken keeping life on Instagram. Between making his own honey and collecting fresh eggs, it seems he’s embracing a simpler, greener lifestyle.

By sharing these parts of his life, he’s encouraging his millions of followers to think about maybe take up similar activities and start their own flock.

View his story here:

2. Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner chatted with Ellen DeGeneres about her love for chickens, revealing she has multiple chickens, including one humorously named Hennifer.

Garner’s enthusiasm for her flock highlights her down-to-earth personality and adds a fun twist to her Hollywood image. She also reveals she recently ordered baby chicks through the mail!

You can view the fragment here:

Garner frequently shares adorable snapshots and videos of her chickens on her Instagram, giving fans a peek into her rustic countryside living.

As the co-founder of Once Upon a Farm, a company providing organic snacks and meals for kids, Garner is really a spokesperson for the outdoor and healthy lifestyle. And so, her involvement in chicken-keeping doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore!

Follow her farm-adventures here:

3. Tori Spelling

In 2019, Tori Spelling revealed to the public that she ‘really wants her kids to grow up with chickens’.

She is a farm girl, although mainly known for her Beverly Hills style. She often hints at expanding her farm and returning to her DIY roots.

Together with Wilbur the pig and Princess Lay-a the chicken, she lives the ultimate dream.

4. Prince Harry & Megan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have added a special member to their chicken coop, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres.

Ellen’s chicken, Sinkie, was rehomed with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after being bullied by her flock.

Ellen Degeneres shared a video update on Instagram, showing Sinkie happily settling into “Archie’s Chick Inn,” their coop named after their son.

Watch it here:

The couple, who rescued their hens from a factory farm, continue to embrace a simpler, “down to basics” life in Montecito, California. Meghan summed it up: “I just love rescuing.”

5. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth isn’t just a superhero on screen; he’s also a hero to his animals at home!

The actor, known for his role as Thor, enjoys a laid-back lifestyle in Australia with his family, where they raise chickens among other animals.

Hemsworth’s Instagram often features glimpses of his rustic life. It’s another way he connects with nature and provides a wholesome environment for the family.

6. Martha Stewart

No list of chicken-keeping celebrities would be complete without mentioning Martha Stewart.

The lifestyle guru is famous for her extensive knowledge of all things home and garden, including poultry.

Stewart’s chickens are part of her impeccably maintained estate, contributing to both the beauty and functionality of her garden space.

7. Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver often talks about the benefits of having fresh eggs and the joy of keeping chickens as part of a balanced, eco-friendly way of life.

Additionally, he has been an advocate for animal welfare, especially in the poultry industry.

He has campaigned for better conditions for farm animals and has created television programs to raise awareness about the issues.​

Similar to David Beckham, Jamie has also embraced beekeeping to harvest honey sustainably.

8. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman enjoys a serene farm life with her chickens and other animals, alongside her husband Keith Urban. They find peace in caring for their flock, embracing a simpler lifestyle away from the Hollywood hustle.

9. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts loves raising chickens with her kids. Let’s think she sees it as a way to teach them about nature and responsibility while enjoying fresh eggs and a sustainable lifestyle.

10. William H. Macy

William H. Macy enjoys raising chickens for the fresh eggs and the simple, rustic lifestyle it brings. He has shared his experiences in interviews, highlighting how this hobby adds a charming, practical touch to his urban life.

Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The editorial team consists of 3rd generation chicken owners Kat, journalist, editor-in-chief, and Nick, working with illustrators and specialists in the field.