Community Chickens

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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!

Episode Date
Ep. 12 Chicken Nutrition
00:32:41

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.

 

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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 [...]

Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 11 Poultry Predators
00:33:50

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

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Jun 28, 2018
Ep. 10 Mobile Coop Considerations
00:22:59

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

Jun 15, 2018
Ep. 9 Coop Design
00:21:16

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!  [...]

May 31, 2018
Ep. 8 Introducing New Flock Members
00:19:34

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

May 17, 2018
Ep. 7 Physical Ailments
00:22:47

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

May 03, 2018
Ep. 6 Chick Illnesses
00:31:48

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 [...]

Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 5 Brooder Basics
00:34:39

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

Apr 05, 2018
Great Guide to Guineas: MOTHER EARTH NEWS AND FRIENDS Classic Episode
00:58:36

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.

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Mar 22, 2018
Ep. 4 Hatch Day
00:32:34

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.

 

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Hatch Your Own Ch [...]

Mar 08, 2018
Ducks on Demand: A MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends classic episode!
00:50:56
 

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.  

 

Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 3 All About Incubation
00:28:55

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. 

 

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Feb 08, 2018
Ep. 2 Where to Buy Your Chicks
00:26:41

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 [...]

Jan 25, 2018
Ep. 1 Choose the Breed For Your Needs
00:34:30

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! 

 

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Jan 11, 2018