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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?

December 19, 2011

Chickens Beware 

three chicks

City Chick, Country Chick: Keeping Poultry Predators Away

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.

November 29, 2011

Chilly Chicks 

chicken walking in the snow

Winterizing Your Chickens

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.

November 21, 2011

Clean Coops, Happy Chickens 

Single chicken feather with lice egg sac

Bugs Of Winter: Protecting Your Chickens From Lice And Mites

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.

July 14, 2011

Urban Farming 

Chickens And Their Chicken Coop

Chickens Coming Soon To Urban Milwaukee

Milwaukee will begin a one-year trial period for permitting urban chickens starting on July 28.

June 21, 2011

Tainted Food 

chicken feed

Arsenic Chicken Feed Pulled Thanks To FDA Independent Tests

After the FDA released a new study about the danger of lacing chicken feed with arsenic, Pfzier took 3-Nitro off of the market.

May 20, 2011

Sustainable Gardening 

two hogs next to their shed

Using What You’ve Got: Permaculture And Rain Barrels

Three farmers use what they've got to water their garden, rebuild their soil, and transform a wilderness plot into a homestead.

January 30, 2011

Make Your Own Stock 

chicken broth

Chicken Broth Uses The Whole Bird, Even The Feet

This recipe provides a great excuse to buy an entire chicken from your local farmer. The broth will be better than what you can make from store-bought birds.

December 2, 2010

Big Ag 

Indiana Factory Farms

Factory Farm Map Brings Big Ag Close To Home

The Food & Water Watch came out with a map of factory farms across the country this week. This is not something you learn at the grocery store.

October 5, 2010

Conventional Vs. Organic 

A lone hen escapes the battery cages

$4 Organic Eggs Actually Healthier Than $2 Conventional Eggs?

Conventional vs. organic eggs: what's the difference?

September 30, 2010

Food Recall 

Eggs

Iowa Egg Executive Apologizes, Environmentalists Aren’t Buying It

Everything from the weather to a contamination in an ingredient in their chicken feed was blamed for the nationwide salmonella outbreak at the Iowa egg farm.

March 26, 2010

Local Food Rockstars 

joel salatin

Joel Salatin And Polyface Farm: Stewards of Creation

Earth Eats talks with Joel Salatin, the proprietor of Polyface Farm, who calls himself a "Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic Farmer"

January 1, 2010

Year In Review 

Jeff Mease with one of his water buffalo

Winter Favorites: Jeff Mease and Water Buffalo; Oyster Stew

We're celebrating the new year by taking a look back at some of our favorite recipes and interviews of 2009. This week: water buffalo, and oyster stew.

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