Letting a Cat Sleep in the Chicken Coop – Will the State Disease Test Your Flock for Free? – Does NPIP Mean Birds Are Disease Free?
Don & Suzy share stories about extension cords and Dwayne caught in a net, discuss whether a cat could sleep in the coop with the chickens, and talk about getting the state to disease-test your birds for free, and discuss whether NPIP certification means birds are disease free.
Don & Suzy talk about their recent efforts two merge to flocks, discuss whether you should use pond water to ferment feed, share news of a recent salmonella outbreak, and talk about what causes hens to lay rubbery eggs.
Episode 73. Don & Suzy share a story of Della the Delaware becoming bold, discuss an article about a new strategy being used by vegan groups, and then share some strategies for helping your flock deal with gnats, flies, mosquitoes and the heat of summer.
Episode 72. Don & Suzy each share a story about chickens in the dark and then talk about the oldest person in the world and how she ate three eggs every day. Then we answer listener questions about keeping your flock out of your neighbor’s yard, whether baby chicks try to crow, and if it is possible for chickens to get salmonella from dogs.
Episode 71. Don & Suzy talk about reasons a hen stops laying eggs and then get on their soapbox to talk about how Facebook’s livestock ban might not be the best thing for animals.
Are Eggs Really Gluten Free? – Rise of the Chicken Concierge – Can Store Bought Eggs Become Baby Chicks?
Episode 70. Don & Suzy discover Don’s love language, explore a new chicken business idea, and answer questions about whether store-bought eggs can become baby chicks, the medicated feed withdrawal time for meat birds, and whether eggs really are gluten free.
Episode 69. Don & Suzy talk about acquiring new breeds and hanging an xylophone in a coop, then discuss hi-tech chicken nuggets in the news, and answer questions about bedding material for chickens and whether chickens and ducks can live together.
Episode 68. Don & Suzy discuss Don’s new chicken coop idea, talk about Avian influenza in Tennessee, try to figure out where all the medicated feed went, and answer a question about whether factory chickens lay three eggs a day.
Suzy may be going broody, we share a story of family visiting from up north, and we dedicate the full episode to one of the most common and misunderstood poultry diseases: Coccidiosis.
In a special Valentine’s Day episode, Don shares a story about love. Then Don & Suzy talk about a man sailing the world with his pet chicken, discuss the issue of allowing sick birds back into the flock, and talk about when you can start free-ranging your chickens.
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