Ep. 118 Keeping Roosters

Hank Will shares how roosters can benefit your flock and your property, how to properly care for them, and how to mitigate potential challenges.

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by Adobestock/Elijah

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Jessica chats with editor-at-large Hank Will about roosters: if keeping roosters is right for you, how to prepare and care for roosters on your property, and the benefits and challenges these birds bring.

Hank Will

Hank Will has farmed since childhood and been involved in innovative crop management, as well as earning a PhD in the bio-sciences. He now runs Prairie Turnip Farm, a diversified livestock operation, with his wife Joanne in Osage County, Kansas. Hank is and Editor-at-Large for Ogden Publications, former Editorial Director, and the former editor-in-chief of GRIT magazine.  He’s the author and co-author of eight books, including Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solution. Welcome to this series of podcasts with Hank about farming ideas and innovation.

 Additional Resources:

You can learn more about Hank and Joanna Will at Prairie Turnip Farm.


Our Podcast Team: Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell
Music: “Rocky Top” by Jason Shaw

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