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Mother Earth News and Friends

Feb 2, 2023

Do you want to raise chickens but live in an area that experiences extreme cold or extreme heat? Good news – you can still achieve your poultry-raising dreams! In this episode, Dalia Monterroso of Chickenlandia shares a collection of chicken breeds that can adapt well to extreme environments, in addition to steps you...


Jan 17, 2023

Story by Marissa Ames, read by Jessica Mitchell.

With some careful planning, you can save on time and effort by incubating chicken and duck eggs together. From the February/March 2023 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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Dec 15, 2022

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Phil Holman-Hebert of Sweetlove Farm talks with us all about raising broiler chickens, including what defines a broiler, things to think about when buying your first broilers, how to care for your flock to ensure healthy birds and high-quality meat, and so...


Oct 6, 2022

Have you ever wanted to take that next step and profit from a backyard poultry business, but didn’t know where to begin? In this episode, a longtime friend of Mother Earth News, Matt Wilkinson of Hard Cider Homestead, shares some advice and experience on profiting from your flock. We’ll primarily be covering how to...


Jun 23, 2022

Charlotte French and Zach Foley chat about chicken coops, what they are made of, essential features, and why have a coop.

Thanks to Purina Mills for sponsoring this episode.

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