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Mother Earth News and Friends

Aug 25, 2021

In this episode, Carrie Hardie joins editor Jessica Mitchell to talk about pasturing geese and ducks. Carrie covers the benefits of raising these waterfowl on pasture, some best practices while your geese and ducks are in the coop and in the field, as well as predator and weather protection for your flock.

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Jun 14, 2021

We sometimes have to treat our chickens for illness and injury. In this podcast, Elizabeth Mack talks about splay leg and bumblefoot.

Articles by Elizabeth Diane Mack
Newcastle Disease: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Backyard Flock
Eggshell Problems: Causes and Cures
Parasite Prevention: Reducing Risk

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May 12, 2021

Pasturized waterfowl is rewarding and a frugal endeavor that lets your ducks and geese mow down pesky weeds with gusto. This is the audio version of an article from the Jun/July 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine.

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Feb 17, 2021

Learn how to build a black soldier fly bin to supplement your chicken feed with healthy, protein-rich food. This is the audio version of an article from the March/April 2021 issue of Grit magazine.

Music is "Golly Gosh" by Les Hayden.


Aug 1, 2019

Cindy Gibson and Dana Manchester join Charlotte to discuss how keeping guineas can aid your farmstead in predator prevention.

Here is a collection of resources that may pique your interest:

Guinea Fowl International

Raising Guinea Fowl: A Low-Maintenance Flock

How to Raise Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl VGS - Dana's...