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Mother Earth News and Friends

Sep 8, 2022

Do you dream of keeping chickens but worry that you can’t while living within city limits? With the proper preparation, becoming a chicken-keeper may be possible! Marissa Ames, editorial director for Ogden Publications, shares her own experience with raising poultry in all sorts of environments – and how you, too,...

Aug 13, 2022

In this episode, Queren King-Orozco, Associate Producer for our MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS and a chicken-keeper herself, shares some of her experiences and advice on preparing your poultry for winter, such as shelter considerations, food and water needs, and other challenges that come with raising birds in a cold...

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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