Best Poultry podcasts — Information for and about the poultry industry (Updated June 2018; image)
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Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficient lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share ...
 
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.
 
Hosted by Mike Badger, Pastured Poultry Talk inspires producers to build better businesses, solve problems, and integrate new ideas by talking to farmers, entrepreneurs, and community professionals about their journey, their work, their passions, and their chickens.
 
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Episode 1134. Today, Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM will be teaching us all about Exotic Newcastle Disease. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Eac ...…
 
Episode 1133. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D.,will share ways we can keep our flocks cool and comfortable this summer. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficia ...…
 
Episode 1132. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., teaches us how to properly wash/bathe a chicken. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week ...…
 
Episode 1131. Today, I welcome Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM, MPVM, Dipl ACVPM and Dr. Birgit Puschner, BS, DVM, PhD. The focus will be on the relationship between chemicals (heavy metals, PCBs, PBDEs) in the environment and food safety with a focus on eggs.. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nation ...…
 
Episode 1130. Today, I welcome Madison Hamilton to discuss her findings from a apple cider vinegar vs. Coccidiosis study conducted at Auburn University. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage p ...…
 
Episode 1129. Today, I welcome Thomas Parkhill, Account Manager with Chicken Guardian!. We will be discussing the Chicken Guardian Automatic Chicken Coop Door. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, her ...…
 
Ready-to-lay pullets, sometimes called point-of-lay, are one of the pastured egg farmers best competitive advantages, but it's not all upside. This episode discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and opportunities for farmers to save money on replacement pullet costs. It also calls out an unmet demand in the pastured layer community for a dive ...…
 
[caption id="attachment_1113" align="alignright" width="300"] Plucked chickens ready to be examined along with healthy hearts, liver, and gizzard.[/caption] Episode 68, I help you identify poultry production problems from your gutting table. When your chickens are laying on your table naked and unafraid, they hold no secrets. It's the perfect t ...…
 
Episode 1128. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., joins me for another great episode of Poultry Research Translated. Join us as Dr. McCrea takes recent poultry science research, and translates it for us backyard chicken keepers!. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio sho ...…
 
[caption id="attachment_1076" align="alignright" width="300"] Mike Badger shows you how to check for the perfect scald on a chicken during on-farm processing.[/caption] In this episode, Mike Badger goes beyond the talking points and gives yous some practical advice on how to scald chickens, turkeys, ducks, and really, anything you find in your ...…
 
Episode 1127. Today, Maurice Pitesky, DVM will be teaching us the difference between Low Path Avian Influenza (LPAI) and High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI). Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage ...…
 
In an episode of The Fighting Farmer, Spence mentioned that one of his processing customers is a book keeper and tax preparer. Then Chad Ward popped up and answered a tax question in the Pastured poultry Talk Facebook group. So I decided to catch up with Chad, who is a pastured poultry farmer from Oklahoma who also happens to prepare taxes and ...…
 
On-farm chicken and turkey processing holds a special place in my heart. It paid the mortgage. It introduced us to great people with great farms. It created speaking opportunities. Perhaps, most importantly, on-farm chicken butchering has been demystified and I think it's one of the keys to unlocking a self sufficient life. In this episode, I s ...…
 
Episode 1126. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., will be discussing Bantam Chicken Breeds for Beginners. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Ea ...…
 
In this episode of The Fighting Farmer: Debriefing the APPPA Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference. It'll either be a smashing hit or a spectactular failure. Trading chicken processing for tax services. Across the Creek Farm has Farm Manager opening. Listener John asked a question about changing his feed ration and supplier. A swit ...…
 
Episode 1125. Today, poultry veterinarian Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM will discuss Egg and Shell Abnormalities. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifesty ...…
 
Episode 1123. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., will be teaching us all about the Hen's Reproductive System. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyl ...…
 
Episode 1122. Today, I welcome Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., to discuss the importance of adding a footbath to your biosecurity plan. I will also welcome the Chief Operating Worm with The Honest Worm Company to discuss their new product! I hear they are "FULL OF IT!" LOL!. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Fee ...…
 
Episode 1121. Today, I welcome Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM to discuss Choosing the Right Bedding for your Backyard Flock. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficia ...…
 
Certified organic is a systems based certification; it doesn't actually certify the product through testing. As a producer, the current system bugs me because consumers are paying for something they think is different and often times, the only difference is feed. Even that difference can be questionable and uncertain. The real question for cons ...…
 
Episode 1120. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea will discuss The Power of Electricity In and Around the Chicken Coop. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the ...…
 
Customers who want poultry raised differently need to shop harder to ensure they get that difference. In December 2017, the Trump administration nixed the proposed final rule of the organic livestock and poultry practices regulations that were supposed to improve animal welfare. Instead, we're left with more of the same. Mike discusses the impa ...…
 
It's a winter wrap-up at Across the Creek Farm: The meat duck and broiler production has finished for the winter season. We reflect on the profitability of the meat ducks on pasture. It's time to think about replacing your laying flocks with ready to lay pullets in the spring. Contact Across the Creek Farm for details. Propane heaters are more ...…
 
Episode 1119. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea will discuss Christmas for the Coop and New Year Resolutions for the Coop. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week ...…
 
Matt Brechwald publishes the Off Farm Income podcast and farms in Kuna, Idaho. Like many people, Matt had a "good job" with good pay, good benefits, time off, and reliability. And like many people he was not satisfied. Before he knew it, he spent 15 years as a police officer, and his dream of farming was nowhere in sight. That's when he took ac ...…
 
Episode 1118. Today, Dr. Pitesky, DVM to discuss Husbandry Practices. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of ...…
 
When people look into a farmer's world, it often looks like a fairy tale life, and in many respects, that's true. In this episode of The Fighting Farmer podcast, we cover some of the things that challenge the wonderful life. Topics in this show: Pushing the production season, and it’s getting cold in the holler. The Ozark Natural Foods market i ...…
 
Joel Salatin joins the show and we use his recent book Your Successful Farm Business (Amazon) as the back drop to the conversation. High points of the discussion: Your Successful Farm Business dives into the people, the marketing, the time and motion studies, and the nitty gritty about how to think like a business person. Marketing is morphing ...…
 
Update from the farm: The Christmas ducks are out on pasture in the unseasonably warm fall weather and doing well. A buyer from a cooking school visits the farm. Across the Creek Farm supplies this school already, and the buyer said they needed to source conventional chicken so that the students would have a realistic experience when they go in ...…
 
Tim Young of Small Farm Nation joins the show to discuss business, marketing, and farming. Tim is one of those guys who left a successful corporate career to farm full time. After successfully building that business, he's made yet another transition that more closely reflected his family's life goals. Today, he's a homestead food producer who t ...…
 
On The Fighting Farmer, Spence goes into mouth watering detail about what makes pasture-raised duck different and provides some helpful tips on cooking it up. Sorghum glazed duck and duck fat roasted potatoes, anyone? The processing facility has been a hub of community, providing connections to growers, chefs, and neighbors. Just before the Tha ...…
 
Terrell Spencer (we just call him Spence) joins the Pastured Poultry Talk network to chat about farm life. Spence is a full-time pastured poultry farmer at Across the Creek Farm near Fayetteville, Arkansas. The “Fighting Farmer”is rooted in the fact that Spence is a veteran of the Army, and farming often seems like a fight. Perseverance is key. ...…
 
Episode 1117. Today, Dr. Pitesky, DVM will be teaching us all about Coryza (bacteria) and Infectious Bronchitis (virus). Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Ea ...…
 
Today, I bring you the audio portion of APPPA's "Pastured Poultry: Better Way Forward" video and then I talk with one of the video's main characters, David Hale of Windy Meadows Farm. The video differentiates pastured poultry from all the other options and explains what it is. David and I talk through these ideas, as they related to the video: ...…
 
In this show, I take some momentum from episode 58 and talk about prospecting for new customers using email cold calls and email marketing services. There's a quick technology detour as I introduce Mozilla Thunderbird, which is how I do all my day-to-day email activities, including prospecting. Email prospecting is how I start out almost every ...…
 
Episode 1116. Today, Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM will be discussing drug/egg withdrawal times! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whispere ...…
 
Episode 1115. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., will be discussing Hurricane Preparedness and your Flock! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chi ...…
 
Farmer, marketer, and author Charlotte Smith joins the podcast to talk about relationship marketing, or as she puts it, farm marketing from the heart. The farm's signature product is raw milk with diversified offerings of eggs, chicken, and turkey. The inspiration for Charlotte's 3 Cow Marketing service came from the realization that she sold o ...…
 
Dr. Michael Rothrock of USDA joins the show to discuss bacteria on pastured poultry. He overviews his research into the common food safety bacteria: campylobacter, salmonella, listeria, and E. Coli. He's not trying to figure out how pastured poultry compares to conventional poultry production. Rather, he's trying to figure out how "well" each i ...…
 
Episode 1114. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., will be discussing some popular bird maintenance tasks! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chick ...…
 
Today, Dave shares a new 300 broiler design that scales up the typical small-batch design of the Salatin shelters, but falls short of the size found in large scale mobile housing, such as the Mobile Range Coop. I’'s a great middle ground design for those of one small pastures, including silvopastures. And thanks to Irma, we know these shelter d ...…
 
On this episode, I’m joined by Dave and Ginger Shields of Pastured Life Farm in O’brien, Florida. Dave and Ginger started their life as urbanites in Jacksonville, but it was their preschool aged son that made them leave the city and the suburbs in search of a life more connected to their food. Their intention was to homestead and they did that ...…
 
Episode 1113. Today, poultry veterinarian and poultry epidemiologist Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM, MPVM, Dipl ACVPM, will be discussing and answering your questions about Marek's Disease! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard po ...…
 
Paul Greive from Pasturebird joins the show. Paul is a partner in a southern California farm that started just five years ago from 50 chicks. And they're rising quickly. A $2000 investment among 4 guys started as an experiment. There came a point when the farm venture didn't have enough cash to buy zip ties. With those early years behind them, ...…
 
Nick Stolberg is just beginning his career as a pastured poultry farmer in Cap Haitian, Haiti where he’s using pastured poultry to feed people and create jobs. Raising pastured poultry is the latest stop on his long-term mission, and I use his Haitian experience to reflect on our opportunities and challenges to the pastured poultry model in the ...…
 
Show updates and a Mike's personal story of how pastured poultry was the change agent in his life; it's the thing that facilitated an independent lifestyle. He also forecasts the next month's scheudule of guests, as well as drops hints of several big projects that will soon be released. Links of stuff mentioned in the show: Discuss Pastured Pou ...…
 
Episode 1112. Today, experts from around the country will be discussing the current Salmonella outbreak! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chi ...…
 
Episode 1111. Today, Dr. McCrea talks about The Molting Chicken: Management and Diet! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Ed ...…
 
Episode 1110. Today, Dr. Pitesky teaches us all about Heat Stress and Chickens! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor I ...…
 
Episode 1109. Today, Dr. McCrea will be teaching us all about the parts of an egg! Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Edito ...…
 
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