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hpr0642 :: Hacking Your Suburban Backyard with Chickens

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Hosted by brother mouse on 2011-01-18 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
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Remember that feeling you got when you compiled your first executable and ran that sucker? You can get that feeling again every time you reach in the nestbox and pull out a freshly laid egg from birds you tend with your own hands. "Roll your own" eggs, then "share and enjoy" the surplus.

Topics covered:

  1. Chickens == biological glue code
  2. Benefits of backyard chickening
  3. Challenges and misconceptions
  4. What you need (hardware): coop or tractor, feeders/waterers, materials
  5. What you need (wetware): chicks v. pullets v. hens.
  6. Breeds: egg production, meat production, dual purpose, ornamentals
  7. Don't panic: things that freak out newbie chickeners



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Comment #1 posted on 2011-01-20T04:28:10Z by sigflup

Wow!!! Awesome show!

Comment #2 posted on 2011-01-21T01:05:44Z by quvmoh

great, now I have to talk the wife into letting me build a chicken tractor!

Comment #3 posted on 2011-01-21T02:51:01Z by smartasstronaut

Another Great Episode

Thanks for another great and informative show. Keep up the good work. ps My wife is telling me i can't have chickens :-(

Comment #4 posted on 2011-04-14T08:32:35Z by Sigg3

Can't wait to listen to this.. and the missus have been talking about chickents in the garden. Can't wait to hear what's needed to do so! Thanks!

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