Ellen Pompeo let fans in on a little-known secret about her inside the pages of the latest issue of
, on stands now. Good Housekeeping
"I can wrangle a chicken," Pompeo admitted, when asked about her hidden talents.
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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.
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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. MORE: This Is What the 'Grey's Anatomy' Cast Looks Like 10 Years Later
"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."
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