What The Cluck!? Technical Difficulties!

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Hello wonderful fans of the show!  I’m sorry to report that last night an evil spirit entered into our sound equipment and ate our recording of this weeks podcast.  Despite the heroic efforts of Amber, the show could not be recovered, and sadly, were going to have to skip the show for the week. HOWEVER, […]

Avoiding Electric Heating; Episode 29

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For anyone with chickens living in colder climes, there is the great debate of “to heat or not to heat” to consider.  While there might not be a correct answer, as it depends on your “chicken philosophy”, one of the strong anti-heating arguments centers around the dangers and expense of using electric heating.  Its true […]

The Naked Truth About Molting; Episode 28

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They stopped laying eggs, they’re moody, feathers falling out everywhere!  Does your chicken look like she’s been out on a three night bender?  Well, before you decide the plague is at hand, or send Henrietta to rehab, check to see if its not just that she’s molting!  Every year our birds go through their egg […]

The Great Chicken Parade And Bumblefoot; Twin Beaks Chicken Podcast 27

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We recently discovered Petaluma, Ca and its long history of being “The egg basket of the world”.  A fascinating turn of the century story involving one mans mission to transform a quiet agricultural town into the “Egg center of the universe”.  So today we’re going to talk a bit about the town, its historic museum […]

Brace Your Chickens, Winter Is Coming! Twin Beaks Chicken Podcast Episode 26

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It seems so far away, but then its there all at once.  Winter.. And everything that comes with it.  Are you prepared?  Dealing with winter can be a manageable experience or a disaster, and a lot of that depends on preparation! Today on the Twin Beaks Podcast , we’ll review some basic steps you can […]

Protecting Your Chickens From Bears; Twin Beaks Chicken Podcast Episode 25

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Its hard to imagine something more devastating than a bear attacking your chickens.  They’re such strong, large animals, that they can cause an incredible amount of devastation to your flock.  Preventing the destructive power of bears is an ancient problem, but fortunately we have many new solutions to dealing with the threat!  There are many […]

Fair Oaks Chicken Festival! Twin Beaks Chicken Podcast Episode 24

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While cities everywhere are struggling with the question of allowing back yard chickens, the city of Fair Oaks, Ca has embraced the chicken, allowing them to roam free in the city, and holding a yearly celebration in their honor!  This week we made a special trip to Fair Oaks just to check out the scene […]

Twin Beaks Chicken Podcast Episode Zero- Special Guatemala Edition

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Shannon was digging through the old photos of the epic Twin Beaks Journey to Guatemala when he happened upon this video that he’d forgotten ever making.  Back before we started the podcast we went to Guatemala, and, with the idea of one day starting a podcast, we shot these videos.  We had to miss doing […]

Indoor Pet Chickens; Twin Beaks Chicken Podcast Episode 23

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The rise of the Pet house chicken is at hand!  People from all walks of life are embracing the idea of having a pet chicken.  And why not?  They’re intelligent, can be house trained, are productive, useful, and entertaining!  Many people have a hard time imagining living with a chicken in their home, but with […]

Beat Stress For Success; Twin Beaks Chicken Podcast Episode 22

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Many people make the mistake of waiting until stress is causing observable, dramatic problems with the flock.  But stress can be subtle, low grade, and can add up to significant losses over time; in egg production, in weight gain, in poorer health, and so on.  Today on the show we’re going to talk about stress, […]