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.
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.
We follow 500 hens from the pastures of Schacht Farm to the warehouse of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
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.
The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.
Traditional industrial hen houses hold a quarter-million layers, which represents a massive challenge. But the industry says it’s rising to the challenge.
Springtime means Jana Wilson is running a nursery and a pre-school on her chicken farm.
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.
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.
Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.
In her new book, Anna Blessing celebrates the relationships Chicago chefs have with the area farmers that provide their food.
When your hens turn out to be roosters, it can be hard to know what to do. Here are some tips.
Jana Wilson's Sicilian Buttercup chickens compete at poultry competitions. It’s fair season in Indiana and we preview the latest deep-fried delicacy.
Sicilian Buttercup chickens are rare enough in the United States that Jana Wilson is often the only farmer showing her birds at poultry competitions.
In anticipation of Easter next week, we're doing eggs three ways in the podcast. And a local Community Kitchen eagerly awaits spring.
After she feeds her chickens, Gretchen Sigmund Marks uses the burlap feed sacks to make collages.
Before you invest in chickens for your backyard farm, consider what you want to get from them: eggs or meat?
No matter how careful you are, chances are that someday your chickens will be hit by an attack of a predator of some sort or another.
Will my chickens be warm enough in the winter? Sure, as long as they have a dry coop that is well ventilated and plenty of food and water to drink.
It happens in the best of coops: lice and mite infestations. But there are some things you can do to prevent and get rid of these pesky critters.