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March 27, 2014

Leaving The Nest 

A row of four baby chicks sits on a perch

Baby Chicks 201: They Grow Up So Fast!

Here's a primer on how to get those little fluff balls in peak health and ready for the world.

March 11, 2014

Chick Tips 

sicilian buttercup chicks

Baby Chicks 101: The First Week

Cute baby chicks are quite fragile and in need of expert care, especially in those first few important days.

January 13, 2014

Let It Snow? 

snow-covered trees

Farms Hunker Down During Polar Vortex (Slideshow)

You thought the snow and subzero temperatures were rough on you! See photos showing how farmers and their animals were affected by the unprecedented cold snap.

December 31, 2013

Backyard Chickens 

buttercup chicken perched on a snowy fence

Snow Birds: Keep Your Chickens Dry, Warm, Happy Over Winter

Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.

August 3, 2013

Farm Stories 

kissing chickens

From Layers To Stewing Hens, Starting A Home Food Business

It took 4 organizations and several hard workers to get hens from the farm to the shelves of hunger organizations. And, how to start a home-based food business.

August 2, 2013

Community Collaboration 

carrying chickens in crates

Over-The-Hill Hens Donated To Local Food Bank

We follow 500 hens from the pastures of Schacht Farm to the warehouse of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

July 20, 2013

Cluck Cluck 

backyard chicken

Backyard Chickens Exposed, Goat Cheese Galore

Three backyard chicken farmers talk about what it's like to raise a flock. Daniel Orr cooks with goat cheese. At a local pie shop, community is on the menu.

June 21, 2013

Conflict Resolution 

Hens separated by a fence

Six Tips To Successfully Add New Birds To The Flock

The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.

May 13, 2013

Cluck Cluck 

lab hen on perch

Cagey Issues For Egg Industry

Traditional industrial hen houses hold a quarter-million layers, which represents a massive challenge. But the industry says it’s rising to the challenge.

May 11, 2013

Cheep Cheep 

Sicilian Buttercup Chicks

They Grow Up So Fast: Caring For Baby Chicks

Springtime means Jana Wilson is running a nursery and a pre-school on her chicken farm.

September 25, 2012

Scratch Scratch Cluck Cluck 

chicken in the garden

Backyard Chicken Farmers, Part 1: Garden Helpers

Chickens give backyard farmers more than just eggs and meat. Three experts talk about how they help in the garden with fertilizing, tilling and pest control.

September 15, 2012

Poultry Party 

holding backyard chicken

Local Chicks Are Tasty Chicks: Backyard Birds, Chicken Stock

Let's talk chickens! Three backyard chicken farmers answer your questions, and Chef Daniel Orr uses chicken bones and veggie scraps to make a stock.

September 11, 2012

I'm Molting! I'm Molting! 

molting chicken

Where Have All The Feathers Gone?

Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.

August 23, 2012

Two-Way Street 

anna blessing locally grown

Farmers, Chefs Collaborate To Get Local Food In Restaurants

In her new book, Anna Blessing celebrates the relationships Chicago chefs have with the area farmers that provide their food.

August 14, 2012

Life Ain't Easy 

multi-colored feather footed rooster

A Rooster Named Sue

When your hens turn out to be roosters, it can be hard to know what to do. Here are some tips.

August 4, 2012

The Chicks Have It 

2012 Crawford Area Poultry Judging Competition (Georgia)

Showing Chickens, Fair Food Vs. Street Food, Sandwich Heaven

Jana Wilson's Sicilian Buttercup chickens compete at poultry competitions. It’s fair season in Indiana and we preview the latest deep-fried delicacy.

August 4, 2012

What's Up, Buttercup 

jana wilson and chick

Jana Wilson Takes Her Chickens To The Next Level

Sicilian Buttercup chickens are rare enough in the United States that Jana Wilson is often the only farmer showing her birds at poultry competitions.

March 31, 2012

Spring Has Sprung 

hands holding two eggs

Early Spring Treats With Eggs And Onions

In anticipation of Easter next week, we're doing eggs three ways in the podcast. And a local Community Kitchen eagerly awaits spring.

March 21, 2012

Art In The Coop 

Gretchen Sigmund Marks egg sack art

Gretchen Sigmund Marks: Art Inspired By Chicken Farming

After she feeds her chickens, Gretchen Sigmund Marks uses the burlap feed sacks to make collages.

January 20, 2012

Lots Of Cluckers 

Chickens In The Yard

Choose Your Chickens Well

Before you invest in chickens for your backyard farm, consider what you want to get from them: eggs or meat?

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