In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends we discuss the considerations you need to take when you are building a chicken coop including: where to keep the food, how to space the perches, and are automatic doors all they are cracked up to be!?
While you listen please enjoy these links and images showing the cool coops that we look at during the conversation!
Podcast creator and producer Charlotte Brunin is passionate about creating new ways to share the experience of MOTHER EARTH NEWS with the publication's "friends." When she is not at her desk or enjoying one of the many Fairs, you can find her working on her own homestead to develop a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Amanda Sorrell is an associate editor for Mother Earth News magazine who is joining us from Seattle. She is interested in creative writing, making DIY home and beauty products, and learning herbal remedies.
Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy. She uses her knowledge to plan and implement conservation programs, conduct field research, and advise farmers in their endeavors with rare breeds. She is co-author of the best-selling book “An Introduction to Heritage Breeds.”
Patricia Foreman is a sustainable agriculture author, local foods activist, and popular speaker. She (and her co-presenter, chicken celebrity Oprah Hen-Free) has presented workshops and book signings at major national festivals and conferences across the United States. She is the author of City Chicks. To help “Chick Start America,” she developed the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification course.
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