In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Hank Will, Editor-at-Large for Grit and Mother Earth News chats with managing editor Carla Tilghman about chicken coops. What’s the difference between brooders and coops? Between tractors and hoop houses? From two long time rural and urban chicken owners.

Our Podcast Guests Includes

Hank-Will

Bio: 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.

More on some of the coops mentioned in the podcast:

Small mobile coops



Larger mobile coops

 Suburban Predators

Deep Bedding or Deep Litter systems

Our Podcast Team:



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


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