Ep. 12 Chicken Nutrition

July 12, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

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


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Ep. 11 Poultry Predators

June 28, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

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

 

 


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Ep. 10 Mobile Coop Considerations

June 15, 2018 @ 9:48 am

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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

 


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Ep. 9 Coop Design

May 31, 2018 @ 1:01 am

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 

 


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Ep. 8 Introducing New Flock Members

May 17, 2018 @ 3:02 pm

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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

 


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Ep. 7 Physical Ailments

May 3, 2018 @ 1:01 am

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

 


 

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Ep. 6 Chick Illnesses

April 19, 2018 @ 4:49 pm

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

 

  


 

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Ep. 5 Brooder Basics

April 5, 2018 @ 1:01 am

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 RequirementsStorey’s Guide to Raising Chickens

DIY Brooder

Boredom in the Brooder

 

Photo Credit: Shannon Cole - Country Girl in the Village 

 

 

 


 

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

March 22, 2018 @ 9:48 am

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!

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Ep. 4 Hatch Day

March 8, 2018 @ 1:01 am

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:

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

 

 

 


 

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