183 episodes

Coffee with the Chicken Ladies covers all things pet chicken. Each episode includes a breed spotlight and relevant chicken keeping topics, as well as reviews of books and products, amazing recipes using home fresh eggs, interviews, and occasional chicken-themed celebrations. Please help us grow the podcast - subscribe, share, and leave reviews and ratings on Apple Podcasts. Thanks for listening!

Coffee with the Chicken Ladies Holly & Chrisie

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 231 Ratings

Coffee with the Chicken Ladies covers all things pet chicken. Each episode includes a breed spotlight and relevant chicken keeping topics, as well as reviews of books and products, amazing recipes using home fresh eggs, interviews, and occasional chicken-themed celebrations. Please help us grow the podcast - subscribe, share, and leave reviews and ratings on Apple Podcasts. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 169 Lakenvelder Chicken / Murray Fest Midwest with Ginger Stevenson / Popovers / Duluth Trading Co Free Range Chicken Undies

    Episode 169 Lakenvelder Chicken / Murray Fest Midwest with Ginger Stevenson / Popovers / Duluth Trading Co Free Range Chicken Undies

    In this week's episode we spotlight one of the most beautiful and well-kept secrets of the poultry world - the Lakenvelder. McMurray Hatchery's Ginger joins us to chat all about Murray Fest Midwest, their homesteading event coming up in June. We share our recipe for easy and delicious popovers, and review Duluth Trading Company's Free Range chicken print underwear.

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    Strong Animals Chicken Essentials
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    Breed Spotlight is sponsored by Murray McMurray Hatchery
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/

    McMurray Hatchery - Lakenvelders
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/lakenvelders.html

    Murray Fest Midwest
    https://murrayfestmidwest.com/

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    Popovers
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    Duluth Trading Company Free Range Underwear
    https://www.duluthtrading.com/s/DTC/womens-free-range-modern-lace-briefs-72551.html?color=TMU

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 168 Runner Ducks / Fermented Feed and Deep Litter Method with Lisa Steele / Heart Shaped Mini Chocolate Cakes / Valentine's Day Gifts for Chicken Lovers

    Episode 168 Runner Ducks / Fermented Feed and Deep Litter Method with Lisa Steele / Heart Shaped Mini Chocolate Cakes / Valentine's Day Gifts for Chicken Lovers

    In this week's episode, we spotlight the ancient but absolutely adorable Runner Duck. Lisa Steele joins us to explain her safe and easy methods to ferment feed and to create rich compost using the deep litter method in your coops. We share our recipe for Heart Shaped Chocolate Mini Cakes, and some retail therapy with our ideas for last minute Valentine's Day gifts for chicken lovers.

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    New Omega Mix!

    Bantam Coffee Roasters
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    Chicken Luv Box -  use CWTCL50 for 50% off your first box of any multi-month subscription!
    https://www.chickenluv.com/

    Strong Animals Chicken Essentials
    https://www.getstronganimals.com/

    Breed Spotlight is sponsored by Murray McMurray Hatchery
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/

    McMurray Hatchery  - Runner Ducks
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/blue_runners.html

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    ECONourish Calci Worms
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    Lisa Steele's Fresh Eggs Daily
    https://www.fresheggsdaily.blog/

    Study - Benefits of Fermented Feed for Chickens

    Xu F, Wu H, Xie J, Zeng T, Hao L, Xu W, Lu L. The Effects of Fermented Feed on the Growth Performance, Antioxidant Activity, Immune Function, Intestinal Digestive Enzyme Activity, Morphology, and Microflora of Yellow-Feather Chickens. Animals. 2023; 13(22):3545. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13223545

    Studies on Litter and Deep Litter

    Dhaliwal, A. P. S., Balwinder Singh Dhillon, and J. S. Brar. "Effect of various deep litter systems on the performance and profitability in egg laying birds." Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 7.6 (2018): 433-436.

    Heart Shaped Mini Chocolate Cakes
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 167 Mechelen Turkey Head Chicken / Lisa Munniksma, Host of Hobby Farms Presents Growing Good Podcast / Strawberry Chocolate Chip Jam Bars / Vintage Williams Sonoma Chickens

    Episode 167 Mechelen Turkey Head Chicken / Lisa Munniksma, Host of Hobby Farms Presents Growing Good Podcast / Strawberry Chocolate Chip Jam Bars / Vintage Williams Sonoma Chickens

    In this week's episode, we spotlight a very rare and gentle European Breed of chicken - the Mechelen Turkey Head. Lisa Munniksa, host of Hobby Farms Presents Growing Good Podcast, joins us for a great chat about our food systems, the state of small farming, and giant chickens in Belgium. This week's treat is our delicious recipe for Strawberry Chocolate Chip Jam Bars, and we share some retail therapy with vintage Williams Sonoma chicken cookware and decor.

    Nutrena Naturewise Chick Starter Grower Chick Feed and Naturewise Medicated Chick Starter Grower Feed at NutrenaWorld.com.

    Grubbly Farms - click here for our affiliate link.
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    New Omega Mix!

    Bantam Coffee Roasters
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    Chicken Luv Box -  use CWTCL50 for 50% off your first box of any multi-month subscription!
    https://www.chickenluv.com/

    Strong Animals Chicken Essentials
    https://www.getstronganimals.com/

    Breed Spotlight is sponsored by Murray McMurray Hatchery
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/

    Greenfire Farms - Mechelen Turkey Head
    https://greenfirefarms.com/turkeyhead.html

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    Lisa Munniksma's Website
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    Strawberry Chocolate Chip Jam Bars
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 166 Sultan Chicken / Rooster Behavior with Fiona / Biscuits and Gravy / WiFi Coop and Run Thermometers

    Episode 166 Sultan Chicken / Rooster Behavior with Fiona / Biscuits and Gravy / WiFi Coop and Run Thermometers

    In this week's episode, we spotlight a beautiful old breed that once graced the gardens of royalty - the Sultan.  Fiona joins us for a round table discussion where we share our best ideas for working with aggressive cockerels.  We share our recipe for delicious biscuits and gravy, and chat about some great new chicken lady gear - remote wifi coop and run thermometers.

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    New Omega Mix!

    Bantam Coffee Roasters
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    Chicken Luv Box -  use CWTCL50 for 50% off your first box of any multi-month subscription!
    https://www.chickenluv.com/

    Strong Animals Chicken Essentials
    https://www.getstronganimals.com/

    Breed Spotlight is sponsored by Murray McMurray Hatchery
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/

    McMurray Hatchery - Sultans
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/sultans.html

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    Fiona's YouTube Channel - English Country Life
    https://www.youtube.com/@EnglishCountryLife

    English Country Life - Dealing with Aggressive Roosters
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC-X68uy5vk

    Biscuits and Gravy
    https://coffeewiththechickenladies.com/farm-fresh-egg-recipes/biscuits-and-sausage-gravy/

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    • 53 min
    Episode 165 Minorca Chicken / Rodents and Winter Predators / Hot Chocolate Cookies / Comb Balm

    Episode 165 Minorca Chicken / Rodents and Winter Predators / Hot Chocolate Cookies / Comb Balm

    In this week's episode, we spotlight a classic Mediterranean beauty - the Minorca. In our Main Topic we share all of our tips for dealing with unwanted winter visitors who want to get to your chickens. This week's recipe is crazy good Hot Chocolate Cookies, and Retail Therapy is our favorite place to buy Comb Balm for dry winter wattles and combs.

    Grubbly Farms - click here for our affiliate link.
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    New Omega Mix!

    Bantam Coffee Roasters
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    Chicken Luv Box -  use CWTCL50 for 50% off your first box of any multi-month subscription!
    https://www.chickenluv.com/

    Strong Animals Chicken Essentials
    https://www.getstronganimals.com/

    Breed Spotlight is sponsored by Murray McMurray Hatchery
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    McMurray Hatchery - Minorcas

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    Hot Chocolate Cookies
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    • 58 min
    Bonus Episode - Chickens and Frostbite

    Bonus Episode - Chickens and Frostbite

    Frostbite is popping up on chickens all over the US as we come through a week of bitterly cold temperatures. We're fielding so many questions that we thought it may make things easier if we put out an episode on the basics of frostbite and treatment.
    We've also posted an article on Chickens and Frostbite on our website.
    https://coffeewiththechickenladies.com/articles/chickens-and-frostbite/

    We discuss frostbite in these episodes as well -

    Episode 157 - The Medical Side of Frostbite with Dr Rebecca Gounaris
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/1409773/stats/episodes/14028507-episode-157-holland-chicken-the-medical-side-of-frostbite-with-dr-rebecca-thanksgiving-leftovers-fried-rice-grubbly-farm-s-omega-mix

    Episode 110 - Frostbite, Acclimation, and Coop Heat
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/1409773/episodes/11957181

    Episode 107 - Do's and Don'ts of Winter Chicken Care
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/1409773/episodes/11843804

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

Austrianalps ,

My go to podcast

Love me my chickens and learning about them! You are both super fun, informative and dedicated. The podcast is in my favorites category and I listen mostly while doing housework so I’m motivated to get outside to my flock quicker. Haha! 😃
I have 17 and 4 of them boys right now. Lots of crowing-which is fine with me :)

chazzerny ,

Exactly the Chicken Info You Need

Living amongst feral chickens in Ybor City, Tampa we know not to touch or feed the birds. However sometimes a hen will decide to lay in an empty planter on your porch and we do need some basic info. This podcast presents great guidance for neophytes and I love the enthusiasm of the two hosts.

Rileel ,

My favorite podcast!

I have been raining chickens my entire life. I grew up with a small backyard flock on my family farm and have always enjoyed having home-grown eggs. Last year (April 2023) I started my first flock on my own raising my own chicks and wanted to learn more about chickens. I stumbled upon this podcast and have been hooked ever since! My flock last year was brought to live on my family’s farm after my coop was destroyed this past fall but I am starting a new flock and just placed my chick order based on what I have learned in the breed spotlight on this podcast. I could not recommend this podcast enough!! ❤️

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