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The Urban Chicken Podcast is a weekly resource for the suburban/urban dweller who wants to enjoy all of the benefits of living in the city while carving out a small slice of bucolic bliss in their own backyards with a small flock of hens. Jen Pitino, the host, will discuss topics pertinent to the backyard chicken-keeper and also feature regular guests on the show who are experts in various areas of raising chickens. The show is a balance of practical information for the hobbyist dealing with the day-to-day issues of owning chickens (e.g. coop building, brooding chicks, predators, illnesses/injuries, feed, eggs, etc.) and fun and interesting poultry facts providing plenty of intrigue to entertain all chicken enthusiasts. If you love owning chickens (or at least love the idea of someday owning some backyard hens) then listen to The Urban Chicken Podcast every Wednesday to revel in your interest as a chicken fancier!

The Urban Chicken Podcast - The Urbanite's Podcast Resource for Keeping Backyard Chickens Jen Pitino: Urban Chicken-keeper & Backyard Chicken Enthusiast

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The Urban Chicken Podcast is a weekly resource for the suburban/urban dweller who wants to enjoy all of the benefits of living in the city while carving out a small slice of bucolic bliss in their own backyards with a small flock of hens. Jen Pitino, the host, will discuss topics pertinent to the backyard chicken-keeper and also feature regular guests on the show who are experts in various areas of raising chickens. The show is a balance of practical information for the hobbyist dealing with the day-to-day issues of owning chickens (e.g. coop building, brooding chicks, predators, illnesses/injuries, feed, eggs, etc.) and fun and interesting poultry facts providing plenty of intrigue to entertain all chicken enthusiasts. If you love owning chickens (or at least love the idea of someday owning some backyard hens) then listen to The Urban Chicken Podcast every Wednesday to revel in your interest as a chicken fancier!

    UCP Episode 061: Should you get Fall/Winter Chicks? A Discussion with Tyler Danke of Purely Poultry

    UCP Episode 061: Should you get Fall/Winter Chicks? A Discussion with Tyler Danke of Purely Poultry

    Springtime is the season most usually associated with getting started with baby chicks. However, autumn (and even winter) can be viable seasons for you to get a jump start on next year’s flock.  There are a few marked advantages to … Continue reading →

    • 39 min
    UCP Episode 060: Listener Q & A Session #6

    UCP Episode 060: Listener Q & A Session #6

    On this episode of the Urban Chicken Podcast, I answer a new set of listener questions on a variety of topics.  How long after your husband treats your lawn with a chemical weed and feed can you safely put a … Continue reading →

    • 40 min
    UCP Episode 059: The Livestock Conservancy – Saving Heritage Our Breeds (Discussion with Jeannette Beranger)

    UCP Episode 059: The Livestock Conservancy – Saving Heritage Our Breeds (Discussion with Jeannette Beranger)

    How many grizzly bears are in the United States? 1,800. How many grey wolves in America?  5,443 in the lower 48 states (there is an estimated additional 7,700 -11,000 in Alaska.)  How many Redcap breed chickens in the States? Fewer … Continue reading →

    • 1 hr 24 min
    UCP Episode 058: Listener Q & A Session #5

    UCP Episode 058: Listener Q & A Session #5

    It is time again for another session of Urban Chicken Podcast Listeners’ questions and answers.  This Q and A session we consider and discuss ISA Brown chickens, a rooster who is acting like a hen, issues with spilt feed in … Continue reading →

    • 31 min
    UCP Episode 057: Understanding Chicken Molting with Meredith Chilson

    UCP Episode 057: Understanding Chicken Molting with Meredith Chilson

    Backyard chickens molt every year to replace broken, frayed and old feathers.  Though conventionally, chickens molt in late summer/early fall, a bird can molt anytime of year that suits.  Molting is both a physically and emotionally stressful time for the … Continue reading →

    • 41 min
    UCP EPISODE 056: Winning the Chicken Legal Fight (a Conversation with Kathy Shea Mormino)

    UCP EPISODE 056: Winning the Chicken Legal Fight (a Conversation with Kathy Shea Mormino)

    In 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) studied urban chicken keeping in four major cities (Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City) and discovered that less than 1% of households had backyard chickens.  The study however further … Continue reading →

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Cazm1962 ,

Unmissable

Jen delivers this in such a practical, friendly manner - Every episode is helpful, informative, honest and easy to relate to. She may be miles away but it's like she's sitting chatting in your own home. Jen, if you ever fancy a trip to the UK, come and visit Blue (cream legbar/ blue eggs), Sharkie (laced Orpington/ brown eggs), Sheena (caramel laced Polish), Thelma (white polish) Lulu (polish frizzle) and me, Caroline. Keep up the good work & say hi to Frida! 🐓

Mr Taylor001 ,

Great listen even if you already have chooks!

These podcasts are awesome (sung to the Lego movie theme tune). Although I have cared for chooks before, I found myself addicted because I might be getting some more. Perhaps needs a UK contact for listings and/or events guide etc? FANKQ Bo

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