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Todays episode is all about cleaning chicken poop! Just kidding. But kind of not. We speak with Jodi of Mother Clucker’s Mobile Wellness Spa. Facebook: Mother Clucker’s Mobile Chicken Wellness Spa Jeff and Jodi StartedMother Clucker Mobile Chicken Wellness& Spa when they noticed that there wereso many different needsfor the ever growing backyard flockcommunity that just were not being met,they began developing and haven't lookedback! Giving every Peep and Clucker thecare they give their very own.Above and beyond our many valuable services, we have worked hard todevelop a line of products made from natural ingredients, locally sourcedand some even grown right at Mother Clucker HQ!Services⭐️ Coop Deep Cleaning including Pest ChecksSpecialized Coop Cleaning Services for mites/LiceMonthly Services, small upgrades and repairsHerbal Flock Wellness ProductsFirst Time Flockers Classes and much more!Support the show
Today's episode we dive into heat stress and our backyard flock. Know the signs of heat stroke, what to do, and tips to help keep our chickens cool this summer.Book mentioned:Gail Damerow : The Chicken Health HandbookThis link is associated with my amazon affiliate account and  we do make a small commission.Blogs:The Chicken Chick: Cluckers: The Wonder Hen Blog: Zoom Meeting: the show (
I lost Miss Sassy on Easter morning.1. Common illnesses in chickens. 2. Fatty Liver Syndrome is more common than one would think.3. Keeping a healthy dietary and exercise balance.4. Does genetics play a role?5. Experimental supplements for at risk groups.  We also have an interview with our veterinarian coming soon on this subject. Thank you for supporting us! Follow us here:  Fatty Liver Syndrome the show (
Today's guest is my longtime mentor and friend. Jennifer joins us as we discuss common reproductive issues in laying hens. We touch on egg yolk peritonitis, implants for hens, lash eggs, potential overuse of antibiotics, flock management, and general chicken keeping tips. Follow Jennifer here:  InstagramTikTok Support the show (
Today's podcast episode is the audio from our most recent Holler Gang Zoom Meeting.  Our guest speakers are Marissa King  of of Suburban FarmerWe dive into what H5N1 is, how it spreads, and how we can protect our own poultry. The full video zoom meeting can be found on our YouTube channel How To Protect Your Flock From H5N1You can find more information on our blog along with links to all the websites mentioned in this episode. Wilma The Wonder Hen BlogBio Security is key to keeping our flocks safe! *At times the audio fades in and out. You have to remember this was audio from large zoom conference. Thank you for all our listeners. We would greatly appreciate if you would share this with a friend, consider make a small donation through our link, or leaving us a review. "Where education fuels compassion."Support the show (
Today we talk with Catherine on how she and her husband started their homestead. Simple ways you can live the life you want, with purpose. Tips ad idea  you can implement, even on a small scale. You can follow Cat here: previous episode on "What not to do when adding chickens."  can be found  here: follow Wilma for more content:'d love for you to be a part of our podcast. You can email us your questions or inquires:wilmathewonderhen@gmail.comPlease consider being a partner and help support the show! Support the show (
Today's episode we get an update on Cocoa after a hawk attack, ways to prevent hawks, and protecting your backyard flock! These tips seem simple but can be helpful. We’re going to implement several of them within our own backyard. Hawk's are federally protected. The best we can do is to discourage them from coming into our backyards.Recently, several of our friends within the chicken community have lost one of their beloved pets to a hawk attack. My heart breaks for them. We’ve always free-ranged our flock and I share my honest opinion on the subject. Within this episode you’ll find tips from a local wildlife officer!  I’m deeply grateful that Cocoa has survived. We’d love to hear what tips or tricks you use to deter predators? Support the show (
This week's guest is Melissa Shifler, BA, CADC, CFRS, CRSSDirector of Cap-5 Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Program Melissa has worked in the drug and alcohol field since 2003. She first worked as an Addictions Counselor for 13 years, and as a Clinical Supervisor for six years.  Eventually she was promoted to the Executive Director position of a licensed treatment facility that provided individual, family and group therapy. Melissa is skilled in counseling, assessment, intervention and supervision.  In May of 2016 Melissa began working for the RASE Project and since that time she has excelled in service delivery and supervision of the largest program that RASE Project offers; the Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Program.  As the Director of the CAP-5 MARS Program she provides oversight and supervision to Recovery Coordinators and Regional Supervisors.  Her strengths involve problem solving, decision making, leadership and time management.  Melissa obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC), Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) and a Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor (CRSS).  Melissa started her chicken keeping adventures in March of 2019. Listen in as we discuss how her chicken keeping journey started, tips for new chicken keepers, and things she would've done differently. "Where education fuels compassion." Education is the key to helping our flocks live out healthy long lives. You can follow Melissa't forget to follow Wilma here:  Support the show (
Listen in as we speak with Rai of her favorite things, lessons learned, and dreams for the future.Chicken keeping is a rewarding adventure. We must continue to be open to learning all we can about our flocks. I've made many mistakes along the way. I'm not ashamed to admit I've lots more to learn, even after 10 years. Wilma and The Holler Gang would like to thank you for your support in 2021. We're super excited for the future. We're forever grateful. Melissa Support the show (
This week's guest:Ashley Flagg is a fiber artist and chicken mama from Connecticut whose family has kept a backyard flock of hens for well over a decade, and loves them like the spoiled pets they are. Sharing the joy of caring for them online during the past year has been a source of connection in disconnected times, and there is always more to learn. Follow Ashley: the show (
Today's guest is Melissa, AKA DeafChick! Melissa is  an advocate for herself and a Disabled Rights Advocate for others. Topics include:1. Fighting to keep her companion chickens.2. HOA covenants and backyard chicken keepers.3. Tips for keeping healthy chickens.Follow Melissa Instagram: the show (
On this week's episode with sit down with Chicken Mama Mary.  Mary shares with us the painful story of having Marek's disease in her flock.  Follow Mary:INSTAGRAMTIKTOKSupport the show (
This week we talk Coturnix quail, Miss Pumpkin causes a stir on Instagram, and our upcoming Holler Gang Community Zoom meeting!Heath King for our Zoom Community:Holler Gang Zoom Meeting Support the show (
Today's episode is all about chicken keeping resources. What you need to know before trusting random information on the internet. There are other reliable sources that I didn't mention in the episode.  But I've listed a few of them below.  Please do your own research and decide what's best for your own flock.  Online Resources can be found on our blog: of Avian VetsAmerican Poultry AssociationLivestock Conservancy Gail Damerow BookCovid Cluckers The Chicken ChickI do earn a commission on links connect to our Amazon account. I would recommend the books listed with or without an affiliate link. Support the show (
On Today's episode I sat down with Mr. Rob, The Chicken Coop Builder. The man behind Wilma The Wonder Hen's chicken village. He's a man of few words and the reason why chicken math is exploding over here on the Heifer Farm. Listen in as his shares some of the most important tips when building your own chicken coops. I hope he'll return for more in-depth interviews. *This was a remote interview at a job site, so there's a little background noise. We apologize in advance. You can follow Wilma: Support the show (
Today's episode we discuss the challenges we face as chicken keepers.  Have you ever been told chicken keeping really isn't that hard? Telling someone new that chicken keeping is a breeze is not helping their current struggles. Be careful with your words. Listen in as I struggle through my seasonal allergies! Ha! 1. What is a molt and how you can help you flock through it.2. The debate of adding artificial lighting to your coops to prolong egg laying during a molt.3. Chicken mishaps and common things that do happen to the best of us.4. Omlet auto door and our real review.5. Upcoming Wilma's Holler Gang Community.Our affiliate links: Purchasing from our links goes towards the upkeep of this podcast and The Heifers! We appreciate you so much!  Omlet USA auto doorGrubbly FarmsFollow Wilma hereCheck us out Support the show (
Today's episode is a mash up of three of our previous guests. Listen in, as they share the best chicken keeping advice for new chicken keepers and a few reminders for us seasoned keepers. Our guests:Marissa King of Kingscocksandthemothercluckers: of Covid Clukers: of : discuss:1. Bio Security and how to implement a basic plan for your flock. 2. The correct way to treat bumblefoot.3. Chicken keeping tips, resources, and the importance of spending time with your flock. 4. Suggestions for building a better community that benefits all of us chicken keepers.5. What to do when you can't find a veterinarian to treat your flock. 6. Where to locate reliable resources. This episode contains a review for Omlet USA auto door. We are an affiliate and do make a commission off any purchased when our affiliate link is used. We're grateful for each of you.Wilma's link: Omlet USA: Wilma's blog has downloadable PDF's for new chicken keepers: the show (
Today’s guest is Heath Co-owner of An online store geared towards chicken keepers. Listen in as Heath  tells us how he left his job to live his dream!We discuss:How he started his business and why. Tips on keeping a healthy flock.How he managed past failures and what he did to keep pushing forward.City ordinances on keeping chickens.His dreams of the future.Sustainable chicken products.Follow HeathInstagram : Farms products mentioned in today's episode:'re an affiliate for Grubby Farms and purchasing through our link does help support our show. Don't forget to follow Wilma over on the gram: the show (
Today's guests are Patrick and Sean founders of Grubbly Farms. Since 2015, family-founded Grubbly Farms has been pioneering the use of healthy and sustainable insect-based pet foods. The protein comes from black soldier fly grubs sustainably grown on leftover fruits, veggies and grains that would normally go to waste in a landfill. As Grubbly's earth-friendly, farm-fresh recipes give love to the planet, they also keep our fluffy ones happily nourished with foods they naturally love. We discuss:1. A little background story of the founders.2. Why they started Grubbly Farms3. The science behind their pet food line of products.4. How they’re helping the environment by reducing food waste.5. Tips for a healthy flock.6. The future of Grubbly Farms. You can follow Grubbly Farms on Instagram: the web: Grubbly Farms is running a special for first time customers until the end of August! 25% off your first order!Wilma’s Affiliate  link the show (
Today's episode is dedicated to my old dog, Lace. We had to let Lace go yesterday. After a long battle with an illness. Lace was a 14 year old Treeing Walker Coonhoud that we loved dearly. We discuss;1. Water belly in Poultry.2. The death of a Mama Hen, Loretta.3. 10 point chicken checkup.4. Mr. Jangles vet visit.5. Dealing with loss.We appreciate  each of you, God Bless.Mel Support the show (
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