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
    • 4.9, 149 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

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

BrittanyCO44 ,

Thoughtful and Informative

This is a fabulous podcast with a ton of great information that is both theoretical and real world. It is a good balance of farm updates, news and main topics. We appreciate that it isn’t just a bunch of interviews, but knowledge that is tried and tested or well researched and all of it is provided in a well round approach with multiple sides discussed to complex issues. We love hearing about what they tried and how it worked in the farm updates. The only downside is that it isn’t still being recorded.

cleaning gal ,

Lots of info while entertaining

The hosts are naturals. Very entertaining and knowledgeable! I’m new to raising my chickens and learning so much!

Dave K. from Michigan ,

Fun, Quality Podcast

The hosts are more talented than most podcasters, and their style is upbeat and lighthearted, yet they clearly show their obvious passion for chicken keeping and breeding. The subject matter is relevant, yet the discussion is never overly technical, so that even a novice chicken keeper can easily follow it. The hosts set a perfect pace of dialogue, and their humor is endearing. I enjoy their contrasting personalities, and their confidence in themselves and trust in each other makes their back-and-forth seem effortless.

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