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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.

February 14, 2014

Spring Chickens 

A hen and a chicken enter coop from their run

Are You Ready For Chickens?

Here’s a quiz to help you figure out if you are ready to start your own backyard chicken flock.

December 14, 2013

Surf And Turf 

three eggs in hand

Fishing And Stewing Oysters, Snowbirds, Shake-Up Cocktail

Today, we fish for wild oysters in Nicaragua and give chickens a break from laying eggs. Daniel Orr shares a cocktail recipe perfect for holiday entertaining.

October 30, 2013

Sweet 'n' Sappy 

maple spiced creme brûlée

Maple Spiced Crème Brûlée

This recipe will make you long for spring, but the aged maple syrup will taste complex, just like a fall afternoon.

October 16, 2013

First Fruits 

Close-up of a small chicken egg being held between two fingers

The First Egg Is Here… I Think!

Are your first eggs looking a little small? Be ye not dismayed.

September 22, 2013

Fair Weather Farmers 

chicken for sale

Rent-A-Chicken: For The Birds Or Eggs-cellent?

Wannabe backyard chicken farmers can rent birds for a season for a no-commitment introduction to raising hens. Great idea or disaster waiting to happen?

August 21, 2013

Fishy Snacks 

caviar produced by the Paddlefish Research Center

Controversy In The Caviar

Niche fishermen are facing an unexpected challenge to their livelihood from the state of Oklahoma, which is selling the fish eggs at a deep discount.

July 31, 2013

That Is The Question 

chicken on her nest

To Brood, Or Not To Brood

Do you have a chicken who is a homebody to a fault? Don't worry, it's natural. What to know about your brooding birds.

July 12, 2013

Now You Tell Me! 

Hen with chicks in a parking lot

11 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Chickens

What should potential chicken farmers know before venturing to raise them?

May 18, 2013

 

sunrise over the farmeres market

Marcia Veldman, Rebuiling The Foodshed, Hydroponics

What does it take to run a successful farmers market? Coordinator of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market Marcia Veldman gives tips in this week's podcast.

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.

April 7, 2013

Legalize It 

Hen with chicks in a parking lot

Of Lairs And Laws

Considering raising chickens? Here are some tips for negotiating the poultry laws in your area.

January 17, 2013

A Watched Pot... 

two softly-illuminated eggs against a black background

Waiting For The Eggs

While it's normal for chickens to take a break from laying this time of year, there are other factors that may be reducing the number of eggs you're getting.

November 14, 2012

The Weather Outside Is Frightful 

chickens in the snow

Five Things To Do In Your Coop Before Winter

Keep your birds warm and healthy through the cold months.

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 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 9, 2012

 

tomato tomatillo tart

Heirloom Tomato And Tomatillo Tart

Running out of ideas for what to do with your summertime veggie yield? Dig out those adorable tart pans, and brace yourself for something delicious.

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.

July 5, 2012

Lunchtime Tradition 

rugbrod, carrot and beet open-faced sandwiches

Carrots And Beets Served The Danish Way

Smørrebrød, Danish open-faced sandwiches, feature oven-roasted beets and carrots purchased from an area farmers market.

April 12, 2012

Incredibly Inedible 

brown eggs in carton

The Dark Side Of Sunny-Side Up

Grisly undercover footage from The Humane Society reveals, yet again, what can happen to hens in the absence of governmental oversight.

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