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Mother Earth News and Friends

Aug 8, 2023

Story by Marissa Ames, read by Jessica Mitchell.

These answers to FAQs will help you learn how to keep chicks warm and healthy and when to transition them to outdoor coop life. This story comes from the April/May 2023 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

For more great articles on livestock and land management, large...

Aug 4, 2023

We have a very special guest for this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends. Dave Holderread, author of Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks and The Book of Geese, has a decades-long, successful career in raising waterfowl, and we're so excited he joined us to talk about incubating and raising geese. Listen in to learn...

Jul 6, 2023

One of the many beautiful things about nature is biodiversity -- more specifically, the diverse array of poultry breeds. It’s becoming increasingly important to pay attention to the breeds that are struggling and finding ways to prevent losing them altogether. In this episode, a friend of the podcast, Jeannette...

Apr 6, 2023

Summer and fall will be here before we know it, which means it’s not too early to start thinking about when you want to welcome some new chicks to your property. We’re talking with Queren King-Orozco, associate producer for national events at Ogden Publications and a chicken-keeper herself, about the ways you can...

Mar 31, 2023

Story by Bruce Ingram, read by John Moore.

It's Day 22, and no chicks. What should you do? From the February/March 2023 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine.

For more great articles about chickens, geese, ducks, and other manner of fowl, head to the Backyard Poultry website.

If you're interested in workshops about...