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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.

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.

March 19, 2012

Know Your Food 

Schacht Farms, items for sale

Meet A Farmer: Josh Milligan, Schacht Farms

Eggs are the star of the show at the Schacht Farms table at the Winter Farmers Market.

February 23, 2012

Lies, Lies -- All Lies! 

rooster crowing face close-p

Four Chicken Myths Busted

Gallus domesticus is a bird with a bad reputation — a reputation it doesn't deserve.

February 6, 2012

Tainted Food 

hardboiled

Egg Recall Hits 34 States

Michael Foods has recalled hard-boiled eggs for potential listeria contamination. However, the eggs did not go directly to consumers.

January 4, 2012

Mexican Breakfast 

Salsa

Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Sometimes limited ingredients are the key to making great dishes on the fly. I invented this one as I was cleaning out my fridge and pantry.

December 15, 2011

Holiday Indulgence 

eggnog cheers

Eggnog, A Holiday Favorite

This stuff is rich, but you’re only going to have a couple times a year, around the holidays, so you might as well make the real thing.

December 10, 2011

Kids In The Kitchen 

Three-egg omelette with mozzarella and basil

Cooking The Perfect Omelet (And Other Life Lessons)

Didi Emmons fell in love with cooking when she was 12 years old. She now spends most of her culinary time teaching the next generation to love it, too.

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