Community Chickens

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Synopsis

Community Chickens is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a community of poultry enthusiasts who want to learn more about flock care, breeds, and enjoy hearing stories from the coop!

Episodes

  • Ep. 12 Chicken Nutrition

    Ep. 12 Chicken Nutrition

    12/07/2018 Duration: 32min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Standlee Forage, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte discuss the different methods of introducing new birds to your established flock.   Links from this episode: Links from this episode: Formulating Your Own Feed - MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff All The Different Types of Chicken Feed Explained - Backyard Chicken Coops Why We Don't Feed Scratch Grains - Jennifer Sartell Feeding Your Flock Only Corn-? - Meredith Chilson Fatty Livers and Heavyset Chickens - Melissa Caughey Free-Range Chickens Produce the Best Eggs - Laura Sayre A Guide to Raising Cornish Cross Chickens - Carrie Miller  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.

  • Ep. 11 Poultry Predators

    Ep. 11 Poultry Predators

    28/06/2018 Duration: 33min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Premier 1 Supplies, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte discuss various chicken predators, how to identify them, and how to keep your backyard flock safe.  Links from this episode: Identifying 14 Common Chicken Predators (and How to Protect Them) Top 10 Chicken Predators  Poultry Predator Identification: A Guide to Tracks and Sign  Know Your Enemy: Chicken Predators Keep Predators Away From Your Flock 8 Tips for Keeping your Chickens Safe From Predators Who is invading your flock: A Quick Guide to 4 Common Predators Predators and Your Best Defense From Them     Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.  

  • Ep. 10 Mobile Coop Considerations

    Ep. 10 Mobile Coop Considerations

    15/06/2018 Duration: 23min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Premier 1 Supplies, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte discuss the rules of coop design and what your chickens need from their home to be both happy and healthy.  Links from this episode: Community Chickens Guide to Backyard Coops My Chicken RV! The Chicken Tractor The Egg-Roll The Three-Season Summer House How to add wheels to a chicken coop to create a tractor – Backyard chickens Free Coop Plans   Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.  

  • Ep. 9 Coop Design

    Ep. 9 Coop Design

    31/05/2018 Duration: 21min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte discuss the rules of coop design and what your chickens need from their home to be both happy and healthy.  Links from this episode: Community Chickens Guide to Backyard Coops I’m Stuck in a Coop and I Can’t Get Out - May Woodworth 6 Things Every Chicken Coop Needs - Jennifer Sartell The Makings of a Great Coop! 7 Things to Get You Started! - Jennifer Sartell For the Love of Linoleum - Jennifer Sartell Tight Budget? 5 Ways to Finance Your First Coop - Dakota Findley Planning Coop Space for the Expanding Flock - Heather Nicholson Ten Tips for Coop Building - Donna Belcher McGlasson Free Coop Plans    Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.

  • Ep. 8 Introducing New Flock Members

    Ep. 8 Introducing New Flock Members

    17/05/2018 Duration: 19min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Standlee Forage, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte discuss the different methods of introducing new birds to your established flock.   Links from this episode: New Chicks On the Block - May Woodworth Introducing New Chicks to An Existing Flock -Jennifer Sartell Pecking Order Explained - Jennifer Sartell Reordering In the Pecking Order - Donna Belcher McGlasson How to Speak Chicken    Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.

  • Ep. 7 Physical Ailments

    Ep. 7 Physical Ailments

    03/05/2018 Duration: 22min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte explore different physical ailments and injuries that you may come across in your flock and what to do about them.    Links from this episode: Part 1 Wry Neck Chick - May Woodworth, Part 2, Part 3 A First-Aid Kit - Meredith Chilson  Poultry First Aid: A Novice Starter Kit - Krislee Johnson What's in My Chicken First Aid Kit - Carrie Miller Spraddle Leg in a Young Chick - What You Can Do - Wendy Thomas    5 Conditions Not Worthy of a Death Sentence The Chicken Health Handbook   Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.

  • Ep. 6 Chick Illnesses

    Ep. 6 Chick Illnesses

    19/04/2018 Duration: 31min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte explore different illnesses that you should be aware of when raising chickens. They discuss signs, symptoms, and treatments to help you be better prepared.   Links from this episode: Biosecurity - The Livestock Conservancy Using Diatomaceous Earth - Melisa Caughey 5 Conditions Not Worthy of a Death Sentence - the Chicken Chick The Chicken Health Handbook - Story Chickens and Stargazing Common Problems with Baby Chicks and How to Overcome Them         Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.

  • Ep. 5 Brooder Basics

    Ep. 5 Brooder Basics

    05/04/2018 Duration: 34min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte discuss what considerations to take when setting up a brooder for your chicks.   Links from this episode: Setting Up Your Brooder Raising Chicks: A week-by-week schedule  Raising Chicks: Chick Brooder Temperature and Light Requirements – Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens DIY Brooder Boredom in the Brooder   Photo Credit: Shannon Cole - Country Girl in the Village           Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.  

  • Great Guide to Guineas: MOTHER EARTH NEWS AND FRIENDS Classic Episode

    Great Guide to Guineas: MOTHER EARTH NEWS AND FRIENDS Classic Episode

    22/03/2018 Duration: 58min

    In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Charlotte Brunin and  Kellsey Trimble, of Grit, sat down with Cindy Gibson and Sharon Dodds from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss how to care for, train, and interpret their behavior. Thank you Brinsea for Sponsoring this episode! To see Brinsea’s incubator, chick brooder, and coop door in action, check them out during the Mother Earth News Facebook Live projects or visit www.Brinsea.com. Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy: Guinea Fowl International Livestock Conservancy The Big List of Heritage Chicken Breeds  Chicken Breeds: Choosing Your Backyard Flock Raising Guinea Fowl: A Low-Maintenance Flock An Introduction to Raising Geese A Homestead Guide to Domesticated Ducks Heritage Turkey Breeds for Homesteaders Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch To see more podcasts, visit our MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends page! Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for an opportunity to see our podcast guest live! The Mother Earth News

  • Ep. 4 Hatch Day

    Ep. 4 Hatch Day

    08/03/2018 Duration: 32min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte discuss how to prepare yourself for hatching chicks and what to do if they appear to be having troubles freeing themselves from their shell.   Links from this episode: Chicken Embryo Development - Video Hatch Your Own Chicks 9 Tips for a successful Hatch Day Incubation Series Part 4: The Long Wait and Hatching Day Tips on Hatching Eggs and Starting Baby Chicks from an Expert Should I Assist with Hatching Step-by-Step Guide to Assisted Hatching Top 5 Reasons for Poor Hatch Rate Helping Chicks When Hatching Importance of Keeping Records Hatching Eggs and Caring for Chicks incubator, brooder, and feed basics          Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends! Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.

  • Ducks on Demand: A MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends classic episode!

    Ducks on Demand: A MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends classic episode!

    22/02/2018 Duration: 50min

      In this classic episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends, our guests discuss the darlings of the barnyard, ducks: what to feed them, how to house them, their behavior and what they bring to the table.     Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy: 9 Reasons Why Raising Ducks Might Be a Better Option Than Chickens The Homestead Guide to Domesticated Ducks Incubating Duck Eggs Successfully The Pros & Cons of Eating Duck Eggs vs Chicken Eggs   Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store Pure Poultry Intro Heritage Breeds   Thank you Brinsea for Sponsoring this episode!   To see more podcasts, visit our MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends page!  Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for an opportunity to see our podcast guest live! The Mother Earth News Urban Homesteading Podcast is a production of Ogden Publications

  • Ep. 3 All About Incubation

    Ep. 3 All About Incubation

    08/02/2018 Duration: 28min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, our hosts Zach Foley and Charlotte Brunin discuss the in's and out's of using incubators and caring for their precious cargo.    Links from this episode:   Guide to Incubation Terms, Temperatures, times and Humidity Levels    Hank Will’s Tips on Incubating Eggs Incubating Eggs Hens Vs. Artificial Incubator (Video) 5 Clever Incubation Tips Candling with the Brinsea Ova Scope Grit's Guide to Candling Eggs How to Tell a Cockerel from a Pullet Before They Hatch DIY Incubator Bill Morrill built an incubator for $29.54!  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends!  Until next time... May the flock be with you! The Community Chickens podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.

  • Ep. 2 Where to Buy Your Chicks

    Ep. 2 Where to Buy Your Chicks

    25/01/2018 Duration: 26min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, our hosts Zach Foley and Charlotte Brunin discuss various chicken breeds, how to pick the right one for you, and where to find them.    Thanks for listening to our very first episode! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends!    Links from this episode: Find a Heritage Breed with help from the Livestock Conservancy Hatchery vs Farm Raised Chickens Choosing the Good Chick Expand Your Flock with Mail Order Hatching Eggs Chicken Hatcheries vs Breeders, Which is best? Inside Look at a Hatchery 5 Truths About Animal Welfare in Hatcheries What Hatcheries Should I Use How to Spot a Healthy Chick Questions to Ask When Picking Up Chicks Buying Chicks Hatcheries Mentioned in this Episode: Moyer's Chicks - East Coast Belt Hatchery - West Coast Ridgway Hatchery - Midwest   Until nex

  • Ep. 1 Choose the Breed For Your Needs

    Ep. 1 Choose the Breed For Your Needs

    11/01/2018 Duration: 34min

    Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, our hosts Zach Foley and Charlotte Brunin discuss various chicken breeds, how to pick the right one for you, and where to find them.    Thanks for listening to our very first episode! Don't forget to subscribe and to share this episode with your friends!    Links from this episode: Tracing the Roots of our Domestic Chickens- Meredith Chilson 5 Tips for Chicken Breed Selection - Kathy Shea Mormino Consider Breeds Carefully for Regional Weather and Pecking Order - Rachel Anger Breeds For Colorful Eggs - Jennifer Sartell Best Breed of Egg Laying Chickens for a Chicken Coop - Cheryl Long Egg-cellent guide to Chicken Breeds: Chart - Wells Poultry What’s a Frizzle? - Donna Belcher McGlasson Heritage Breeds - Jennifer Kendall Find a Heritage Breed with help from the Livestock Conservancy  The Pickin Chicken App   Getting Laid by Barb Webb   Until next time... May the flock be with you!    The Commu