The Coop with Meyer Hatchery is a place where we talk all things poultry, in hopes of inspiring crazy chicken keepers and educating future flock owners. Together we'll take a more in-depth look at poultry-related care and the questions we commonly hear. The Coop also offers a new view on behind-the-scenes with Meyer Hatchery and features minisode interviews with industry leaders.
Winterize Your Garden (With Chickens!)
Today we’re talking about winterizing your garden, with chickens of course! For most of us throughout the Northern United States, our gardens have hit their peak and are starting to dwindle. As you pick through and work to preserve the last of your summer bounty, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your garden, and your chickens can help!
Wood ShavingsMM: Kitchen ScrapsNesting Box Blend
Meyer Moment: Social Structure
Let’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about the social structure of a chicken flock. You’ve heard of the pecking order, but beyond being the top bird or being last on the rung, there is a unique social structure within each and every flock. The social structure is delicate and is ever-changing based on multiple factors.
Chickens are social “flock” animals and we recommend a successful flock have at least 3 birds. Having chicken friends doesn’t necessarily mean that the chickens will be “friendly” to each other, as it all depends on their social structure.
MM027 - Hen PeckingPecking Among Chickens: Causes and SolutionsKeeping Multiple Roosters in a FlockAdding New Chickens to Your Existing Flock
Kendra's New Poultry Type
Today we’re talking about Kendra’s Newest Poultry Type. Kendra's raised chickens, bantams, ducks, quail, guineas, and turkeys on my homestead - but just this week, I’ve added a new poultry type! Any guesses…
I’ll give you a hint. Their call will scare the neighbors at dusk, they like to roost high amongst the trees and they may just be the most beautiful bird I’ve raised to date.
In this episode, Kendra fills you in on how she obtained this new poultry type along with all the fun peafowl facts she's learned along the way.
Shop PeafowlGuide To Ordering & Keeping Peafowl
Meyer Moment: Will You Leave The Lights On?
Let’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about leaving the lights on. As daylight slowly fades away this time of year, do you leave the lights on in your coop? The question often begins with electricity in the coop building stage. Often people associate electricity with heat, but a well-insulated coop does not need to be heated. You may, however, want to consider electricity for lights.
EP13: Coop ConsiderationsOmlet Coop LightHow To Ensure A Year-Round Supply Of Eggs - blogWhy Is My Hen Not Laying? - blogEgg Production Tracker - Free Download!
When it comes to getting chicks, most keepers think of the Spring season. But in my opinion, any time of year is a good time for chickens! Ok, maybe not the dead of winter but as we face the beginning of fall don’t hesitate to get that brooder ready. There are plenty of reasons to raise chicks in the fall from breed selection to egg production.
In this episode you'll:
Discover Why Fall Is A Great Time To Raise ChicksCatch A Listener Review Who Knows All About Chicken MathLearn The Best Reasons To Add To Your Flock This Fall
Shop ChickensAll About Brooding
Kendra's 2021 Favorites
Let’s take a Meyer Moment to celebrate my birthday month, with some of my personal Meyer favorites. While I’d like to tell you this month is all about me, I do have something special in store for YOU! So keep listening.
Black Copper MaransLakeshore EggerGolden BuffSpeckled SussexRainbow RangersBourbon Red Heritage TurkeysMeal Worms15 Dozen Egg BasketTea TowelLike Our Facebook Page
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