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Episode 62: Raising and caring for backyard chickens with Nikki Childrose

Episode 62: Raising Chickens

Interest in raising chickens has grown in recent years. This interest can be grounded in harvesting their eggs or their meat or simply for home-grown entertainment. If you want to learn more about starting to raise your own backyard chickens, this is an episode that you don't want to miss!

With over 20 years of experience in owning, operating, and consulting for small farms, livestock, and poultry, Nicole Childrose, ,Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History at Columbia-Greene Community College. She is deeply inspired by home, family, friends, tenderness, and love for animals, excitement about nature, and passion for everything with a history that has a story to be told. She shares her passion for raising chickens and offers valuable advice on how to care for them, from establishing a routine to proper feeding and watering to keeping the coop clean and secure and good neighbor relations. Nikki also emphasizes the importance of research so that you're informed and well-prepared before starting your flock.

Nikki's passion for chickens is sure to inspire and motivate you to start your own backyard flock, so if you're ready to take the plunge and start raising chickens at home, tune in to this episode of Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley and get started today!

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guest: Nikki Childrose

Photo by: Tim Kennelty

Production Support: Linda Aydlett, Teresa Golden and Annie Scibienski

Resources: Cornell Cooperative Extension | Backyard Chickens ; URBAN POULTRY – Small and backyard poultry ( ; Raising Backyard Chickens | Extension | USU

Last updated March 30, 2023