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Welcome to the Community Chickens Podcast! Our hosts Zach Foley and Charlotte Brunin go in-depth into poultry related topics such as breed selection, disease treatments, nutritious feeds, cool coops, predators, eggs and much much more! Don’t forget to download, subscribe and leave us a friendly review so that we may continue bringing you these fun […]Read more »
How do you make the most out of your chicken flock? Matthew Wilkinson shares his thoughtful and practical perspective on the difficult task of processing your chickens. Early Foraging Lessons In middle school, I was obsessed with the book Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbins. I’d rush home from school, grab the book, and […]Read more »
Blogger Shelby DeVore shares information about pumpkins, which are full of vitamins and other nutrients that your chickens and other poultry will love. When my husband and I bought our house several years ago, someone told us that we needed to put out horse apples or hedge apples (fruit of the Osage-orange tree, Maclura pomifera) […]Read more »
Want to start a chicken business? Liz Fulghum has fantastic suggestions to help you get set up. Keeping chickens can easily turn into a rather addictive hobby. If you have the space for it, it’s usually not long before a small flock turns into a larger flock. After all, it’s hard to resist the cute […]Read more »
There is a lot to consider when building your first coop. Here are 5 top ideas to consider from blogger Michele Cook. Chicken coops are easy to build. You can start with something pre-made like a shed or you can start from scratch. Either way there are a few things you will need to consider when […]Read more »
Part of our Breed Profiles series. The Paduan or Padovana chicken is a European crested bird that’s been around since the early Middle Ages. History We know, from archaeological evidence, that crested breeds were wide-spread in Europe and Russia. A chicken skull excavated in Gloucestershire, England dates to the 4th century CE and shows the […]Read more »
From protecting to continuing tradition, Bruce Ingram walks us through excellent reasons to keep a rooster as part of your flock. Roosters absolutely fascinate me. Yes, I know hens and their eggs and/or meat are the reasons many folks raise chickens. But roosters add passion, personality, and, well, paternity, to any flock. Here are reasons […]Read more »
Learn Meredith Leigh’s method of butchering a chicken carcass into 8 pieces. Chicken Butchery Chicken is a great place to hone your cutting skills. We’ll cover the standard, eight-piece cut, and offer a slight variation, which will come in handy when you’re frying chicken. Wings Begin by removing the wings. Stretch the wing as far […]Read more »
Marissa Buchanan writes about the importance of genetic diversity for worldwide food security and how she practices breed conservation with her own flocks. Conservation and Genetic Diversity “Conservation” and “poultry” are two words that aren’t always put together by backyard poultry owners. More often, we use words like “rare” or “heritage” to describe breeds that […]Read more »
Blogger Fala Burnett shares some of her ideas and skills for making beautiful objects with lots of different feathers. If you own chickens and/or other poultry, you’ve likely found beautiful feathers lying about, especially during the molting season. If you want to learn more about the anatomy of a feather, click here. There are different […]Read more »