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Mother Earth News and Friends

Sep 24, 2021

In this episode of “Mother Earth News and Friends,” Jessica chats with editor-at-large Hank Will about roosters: if keeping roosters is right for you, how to prepare and care for roosters on your property, and the benefits and challenges these birds bring.

Music is “Rocky Top” by Jason Shaw.

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Jul 2, 2021

Learn from Dalia Monterroso how and why to keep suburban and urban chickens. This is the audio version of an article from the August/September 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine.

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May 14, 2021

In this episode, Queren King-Orozco shares her experience with keeping chickens in and around her garden. Learn how a chicken flock can benefit your garden beds and vice versa, as well as how to address challenges that come from having these poultry pecking around your plants.


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Apr 5, 2021

In this episode, Dalia Monterroso shares how to have a successful brooding experience, and what to do to make sure your chicks stay healthy and happy in the process.


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Mar 9, 2021

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Pascale Deffieux-Pearce of Brinsea USA and editor Jessica Mitchell discuss a chicken embryo's development inside an egg, and how to candle those eggs to check for signs of healthy growth.

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