What's in an Egg 

In this episode of “Mother Earth News and Friends,” Dr. Jacquie Jacob and editor Jessica Mitchell chat about chicken eggs – how they develop, what’s in them, and how to address incubation challenges so that you hatch healthy chicks.


Guests 1: Jacquie Jacob


Dr. Jacquie Jacob is a poultry extension project manager at the University of Kentucky and works with all types of poultry production, but primarily with small and backyard flocks. She also works with youth poultry programs. She previously worked with extension programs in Florida and Minnesota.

Jacquie received her bachelor’s in poultry management from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. After completing her degree, she spent four and a half years working on a poultry project in Mozambique, Africa. She received her master's and doctorate from UBC in monogastric nutrition. Although her doctorate is from UBC, Jacquie completed her Ph.D. research at the University of Nairobi in Kenya looking at alternative ingredients for poultry feeds.

Jacquie has worked with poultry extension programs in Florida, Minnesota, and currently in Kentucky.

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Additional Resources:

Small and Backyard Flocks Extension and Facebook page.

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition - Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

Our Podcast Team: Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell

Music by Andy G. Cohen In Awareness

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