Ep. 84 Chicken Behavior

Pecking order, hen crowing, flock dynamics, breed personalities, health and age in poultry. Learn more about chicken behavior with Hank Will.

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Hank Will chats with Carla Tilghman about chicken behavior from pecking order to roosters.

Hank Will has raised chickens for 40 years. He now runs Prairie Turnip Farm, a diversified livestock operation, with his wife Joanne in Osage County, Kansas.  Hank is the Editorial Director at Ogden Publications, the former editor-in-chief of GRIT magazine, and it the author and co-author of eight books, including Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solution.

Further references for your enjoyment:
Videos of Chick Week. Here you can see the chicks that you hear in the background of this podcast.

Not sure if you want roosters? Here’s an article about the pros and cons: “Are Roosters For You?”

We also recommend Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens as a great all-around guide.

For more information on chickens specifically or poultry in general, go to our Community Chickens website. Sharing our joy of chickens with you.


Our Podcast Team:

Podcast interviewer: Carla Tilghman
Podcast Editor:
Jesse Nadeau
Podcast Editorial Team:
Jessica Mitchell and Tyler Woodcock

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