Bette Midler Named Her Chickens After the Kardashians

Posted by Stacey Venzel

Pop star Bette Midler talks farming and Kardashian sisters on her Twitter feed.

In her rural New York home, 70-year-old singer turned actress Bette Midler shares her yard with several clucking family members. Three of the feathered friends were named after the Kardashian sisters: Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney.

Sadly, Kim recently died of a yeast infection.

Fungal infections can be difficult to identify. Candidiasis yeast infections, for example, are largely asymptomatic, attacking vulnerable young flock. The disease is best prevented by maintaining clean living conditions. Chronic use of antibiotics can also encourage yeast growth, but probiotics deter survival of the microorganisms.


The site of yeast infections varies among species, though the disease most often attacks an area of the skin. In chickens, breathing holes are most affected, such as the mouth and beak vent, as well as the crop and gizzard.

Dogs more commonly show signs of itchy skin and ears. The real-life Kim Kardashian is more likely to have issues in, well, more concealed areas.

Midler has tweeted about her farming lifestyle over the past half a decade. With poultry sharing reality TV star namesakes, a bit of banter is often involved when sharing fowl anecdotes on Twitter.

How do the Kardashians feel about having a trio of hens named after them? Not too proud, apparently.

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Bette Midler Named Her Chickens After the Kardashians