Best Poultry podcasts — Information for and about the poultry industry (Updated September 2018; image)
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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.
 
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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 ...
 
Mike Badger dives into the the production, the processing, the politics, the marketing, and the business of farming pasture-raised poultry. Pastured Poultry Talk is THE podcast where raising chickens, turkeys, and poultry on grass meets real life opportunities, solutions, and farmers. The podcast helps you raise healthy, profitable birds for your family, your community, and your customers.
 
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Episode 1144. Today, I welcome poultry scientist Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., to teach us all about molting. 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. ...…
 
Episode 1143. Today, I welcome poultry veterinarian and epidemiologist Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM to teach us all about prolapsed vent, vent gleet, and egg binding. 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, ...…
 
Michael Marchand joins the show from the coastal plain of southeast Texas to talk about preparing your pastured poultry farm for the wind, water, and disruption of a hurricane. As we record, Hurricane Florence is days away from landfall in the Carolinas, and the projections are for a lot of water and wind. Mike has seen significant flooding eve ...…
 
Episode 1142. Today, I welcome Avian Veterinarian Dr. Lisa Tell, DVM and Animal Pharmacist Dr. Krysta Martin to share their knowledge about Poultry Drugs, Egg Withdrawals, Off Label Use, and Veterinary Oversight. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast ...…
 
Episode 1141. Today, Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM, MPVM, Dipl ACVPM, will be teaching us all about internal parasites/worms.. 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-suffi ...…
 
Episode 1140. Today, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., will be sharing some new poultry science that was shared at a poultry science conference she attended recently. 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, heri ...…
 
Many farmers listen to podcasts as they do chores, make hay, deliver product, or pick up supplies. Direct-to-consumer farmers have a lot of windshield time, and it makes sense that podcasts continue to fill more of that time as a way to be entertained and informed. But why aren't more farmers podcasting for their customers? That's the question ...…
 
Episode 1139. Today, I welcome Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., to discuss Breeds To Meet Your Needs! 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 1138. Today, I welcome Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., and The Best Eggs In Alabama 4-H Contest Winner! 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. ...…
 
Episode 72 takes on the soy-free poultry feed for your chickens, ducks, and turkeys. Up to this point, if you’ve fed soy-free feeds to your chickens, then you’ve likely experienced slower growth, more expensive feed, and improperly feathered birds, just to name a few problems. Jeff Mattocks from The Fertrell Company joins the show to discuss th ...…
 
Episode 1137.Today, Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM, will be discussing illness and disease to watch out for while raising meat birds.. 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 sel ...…
 
Episode 1136. Today, I welcome Dr. Brigid McCrea to discuss raising backyard meat birds. 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, the C ...…
 
In Episode 71, learn how to grill chicken barbecue that's flavorful and moist. Email questions to mike@pasturedpoultrytalk.com. As this episode drops, the United States will be in full-on summer picnic mode with the fourth of July. It’s a perfect place to showcase pasture-raised chicken. In a bad cook’s grill, however, it’s a great opportunity ...…
 
Episode 70. Beginning pastured poultry farmers have a common question: "What are the margins in raising pastured poultry?" In other words, "will it work?" The margins in your pasture-raised broiler business is what's left over after you pay for expenses. The margin is the profit that goes back into the business. Mike Badger answers that listene ...…
 
Episode 1135. Today, Dr. McCrea, Ph.D., will share some poultry research, and translate it for us small scale backyard chicken keepers. 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 livin ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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