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Where we talk all things poultry in hopes of inspiring crazy chicken keepers
and educating future flock owners.

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Kendra

Kendra

Jeff

Jeff

Together, Kendra and Jeff have worked at Meyer Hatchery for an accumulative 10 years. While their roles have changed, one thing hasn’t. The love of talking chicken. Ask them, and they have a story to tell you. So who better to host The Coop podcast! Get to know Kendra and Jeff in their first podcast episode The Introduction. 

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MM: 53 – Spring Predators

MM: 53 – Spring Predators

MM 53 Spring PredatorsLet’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about Spring Predators. The leaves are unfolding, it’s Springtime!  As the temperatures rise and the ground thaws, your chickens are grateful to feel the sunshine on their feathers. While the changes brought...

Episode: 53 – Omlet Chicken Coops

Episode: 53 – Omlet Chicken Coops

Episode 53 Omlet CHicken CoopsToday we’re sharing the story of how one chicken keeper’s life changed by an upgrade in their coop set-up. We talk all the time about how chicken keeping is a good lesson in responsibility, and really can be a journey! From little peeps...

MM: 52 – Chicken Names

MM: 52 – Chicken Names

MM 52 Chicken NamesLet’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about favorite chicken names. Some pets seem to easily earn their name, by showcasing their personality and other times we need some inspiration. Naming pets goes as far back as ancient times. Revered dogs can be...

Episode: 52 – 10 Lessons Learned From Your Backyard Flock

Episode: 52 – 10 Lessons Learned From Your Backyard Flock

Episode 52 10 Lessons Learned From Your Backyard FlockToday we’re sharing 10 lessons learned from having a backyard flock! Ask any chicken keeper and they’ll tell you a thing or two their chickens have taught them. That’s right, the idea of raising chicks vs reality...

MM: 51 – Calcium

MM: 51 – Calcium

MM 51 CalciumLet’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about calcium and its importance for poultry. Calcium is an essential mineral for all growing beings but for your birds, it is a key component of egg shells. There are many sources of calcium for your flock, some obvious...

Episode: 51 – Day-Old Chicks VS Started Pullets

Episode: 51 – Day-Old Chicks VS Started Pullets

Episode 51 Day-old chicks vs Started pulletsToday we're talking about day-old chicks vs started pullets! When browsing for new flock additions, most chicken keepers are on the hunt for specific breeds but are stopped in their tracks when they see the breed they want...

MM: 50 – Heritage Vs Hybrid

MM: 50 – Heritage Vs Hybrid

MM 50 Heritage VS HybridLet’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about heritage versus hybrid. As you begin your search for new flock additions you may come across terminology such as heritage and hybrid, but what’s the difference? And most importantly what’s best for you?...

Episode: 50 – Egg Anatomy

Episode: 50 – Egg Anatomy

Episode 50 Egg AnatomyToday we’re talking about egg anatomy! Did you know there are 8 parts to an egg? The fact that chickens lay eggs is fascinating, but just the egg itself is incredible! For those raising backyard chickens for the first time, you may be taking a...

MM: 49 – Storing Eggs

MM: 49 – Storing Eggs

MM 49 Storing eggsLet’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about storing eggs. Spring has sprung for many chicken owners and you may be noticing an increase in egg production. Eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner become part of your weekly menu, but as we all know, you can...

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