Ellen Pompeo let fans in on a little-known secret about her inside the pages of the latest issue of
, on stands now.
"I can wrangle a chicken," Pompeo admitted, when asked about her hidden talents.
Grey's Anatomy star opened up her Los Angeles home, a Mediterranean-style villa, to the magazine for a photo shoot that included her own brood of hens.
"The chickens are amazing for kids, because it shows children compassion," said Pompeo.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress shares two daughters, 6-year-old Stella and 1-year-old Sienna, with her music producer husband, Chris Ivery.
Good Housekeeping in on another talent she's developed while playing a doctor on TV -- she can give herself medical advice!
"I could diagnose myself after being on a medical show for 12 years," she said.
Good Housekeeping got even more Grey's love from creator Shonda Rhimes, who guest edited the magazine's first Awesome Women Awards.
"A lot of women don't see themselves as being awesome women," Rhimes said in a behind-the-scenes clip. "Basically, anybody is an awesome woman. It's just how you define yourself and what you decide to do with your life."
Watch the video for more.