76 episodes

Whether you have been keeping chickens for years or you are just thinking about getting started; have a big flock out in the country or just a few urban chickens in the city; chicken tenders Don & Suzy share their knowledge, experience and opinions to help you get the most out of your backyard chicken flock.

Online Chicken School Podcast Don & Suzy: Backyard & Urban Chicken Tenders

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

Whether you have been keeping chickens for years or you are just thinking about getting started; have a big flock out in the country or just a few urban chickens in the city; chicken tenders Don & Suzy share their knowledge, experience and opinions to help you get the most out of your backyard chicken flock.

    Letting a Cat Sleep in the Chicken Coop – Will the State Disease Test Your Flock for Free? – Does NPIP Mean Birds Are Disease Free?

    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.

    • 40 min
    Using Pond Water to Ferment Feed – Big Salmonella Outbreak – What Causes Rubbery Eggs?

    Using Pond Water to Ferment Feed – Big Salmonella Outbreak – What Causes Rubbery Eggs?

    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.

    • 37 min
    Vegan Groups Try a New Strategy – Dealing with the Pains of Summer

    Vegan Groups Try a New Strategy – Dealing with the Pains of Summer

    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.

    • 54 min
    Keeping Your Flock in Your Yard – Can Baby Chicks Crow? – Can Chickens Get Salmonella from Dogs?

    Keeping Your Flock in Your Yard – Can Baby Chicks Crow? – Can Chickens Get Salmonella from Dogs?

    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.

    • 47 min
    Why Do Hens Stop Laying Eggs? – Does Facebook’s Livestock Policy Promote Cruelty to Chickens?

    Why Do Hens Stop Laying Eggs? – Does Facebook’s Livestock Policy Promote Cruelty to Chickens?

    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.

    • 51 min
    Are Eggs Really Gluten Free? – Rise of the Chicken Concierge – Can Store Bought Eggs Become Baby Chicks?

    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.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Nick burgs ,

Great podcast. One of the most informative

I’m new to chicken keeping and needed a bit of a hand. I’m from out back Australia and have 6 beautiful Australorps. I have found this podcast very helpful and very informative. Sad to see you guys have gone but you’ve left behind a very informative and quality podcast. Thank you both.

Sunshine2170 ,

New duck keeper from Australia

I just started listening to your podcasts two weeks ago (started from episode 0 of course) and my husband and I love your podcast. I’ve finished listening to all of 2014.

I don’t know if we will chicken keep, we currently have 5 ducks (not laying yet). We don’t have a chicken coop yet and are free ranging our ducks.

I love your attitude and I am learning from you both how not to argue and to agree to disagree LOL.

Who knows we may get chickens. We just moved in August 2017 to an island off the Queensland coast called Macleay Island and have an acre of land. I have never hardened or kept animals in my life.

We love the island life so far. Our neighbour has chickens and ducks and let us duck sit her new duckling and mother....another island friend gave us the other 5 ducks.

I will probably finish listening to all your podcasts in no time, then what am I going to do??? Oh maybe go and build a chicken coop.

Thank you Don and Susie.

Regards Bridget

Cazmilne ,

Informative and personable

As a first time chicken owner (3 Pekin Bantams past their usefulness to a breeder) I am having to learn fast! Thanks from Australi

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