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Welcome to Wilma The Wonder Hen show! Are you a chicken math loving mama or daddy? Together we’ll dive into the latest poultry keeping adventures, chat about everyday life, with a generous mix of hilarious stories. Bringing you fascinating interviews with poultry owners from all over. You’ll find tips and basic advice from our local Veterinarian, too! Along with new chicken keeping gadgets and reviews. We’re going to encourage and help you build a stronger healthier flock. Developing a strong bond between your flock takes time, patience, and a boat load of mealworms! Come on y’all! Let’s go let those Heifers out! "The joy of chicken keeping. Where education fuels compassion."

Welcome to Wilma The Wonder Hen show! Are you a chicken math loving mama or daddy? Together we’ll dive into the latest poultry keeping adventures, chat about everyday life, with a generous mix of hilarious stories. Bringing you fascinating interviews with poultry owners from all over. You’ll find tips and basic advice from our local Veterinarian, too! Along with new chicken keeping gadgets and reviews. We’re going to encourage and help you build a stronger healthier flock. Developing a strong bond between your flock takes time, patience, and a boat load of mealworms! Come on y’all! Let’s go let those Heifers out! "The joy of chicken keeping. Where education fuels compassion."

Location:

United States

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Welcome to Wilma The Wonder Hen show! Are you a chicken math loving mama or daddy? Together we’ll dive into the latest poultry keeping adventures, chat about everyday life, with a generous mix of hilarious stories. Bringing you fascinating interviews with poultry owners from all over. You’ll find tips and basic advice from our local Veterinarian, too! Along with new chicken keeping gadgets and reviews. We’re going to encourage and help you build a stronger healthier flock. Developing a strong bond between your flock takes time, patience, and a boat load of mealworms! Come on y’all! Let’s go let those Heifers out! "The joy of chicken keeping. Where education fuels compassion."

Language:

English

Contact:

4238178750


Episodes

38 Heat Stress: How to protect your backyard chickens during the summer heat!

5/2/2022
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 Handbook This link is associated with my amazon affiliate account and we do make a small commission. Blogs: The Chicken Chick: https://the-chicken-chick.com/ Covid Cluckers: https://covidcluckers.blogspot.com/2020/10/to-our-blog-we-are-covid-cluckers.html Wilma The Wonder Hen...

Duration:00:15:07

Fatty Liver Syndrome: Common Cause of Death in Poultry

4/18/2022
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: https://instagram.com/wilmathewonderhen Article: Fatty Liver Syndrome...

Duration:00:13:06

36 Common Reproductive Issues In Laying Hens

3/21/2022
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: Instagram TikTok Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Duration:00:45:03

Protect Your Backyard Flock From H5N1

2/21/2022
Today's podcast episode is the audio from our most recent Holler Gang Zoom Meeting. Our guest speakers are Marissa King of https://www.instagram.com/kingscocksandthemothercluckers Phil of Suburban Farmer We 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 H5N1 You can find more information on our blog along with links to all the websites mentioned in this...

Duration:01:31:55

34 Homesteading In The Holler with Cat: How To Get Started On A Smaller Scale

2/7/2022
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: https://www.instagram.com/cat_hensley/ Her previous episode on "What not to do when adding chickens." can be found here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1624426/episodes/7819669 Please follow Wilma for more content: https://www.instagram.com/wilmathewonderhen/ We'd love for you...

Duration:00:31:03

33 Hen Survives Hawk Attack! How to deter hawks, helping an injured bird, and the hot topic of free-ranging.

1/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:20:11

32 Chicken Keeping How To: Things I Wish I'd Known Earlier with Melissa of Feathers and Fashion

1/10/2022
This week's guest is Melissa Shifler, BA, CADC, CFRS, CRSS Director 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,...

Duration:00:34:35

EP31 2021: A Flock Of A Year

12/27/2021
Listen in as we speak with Rai of https://www.instagram.com/covidcluckers/ on 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...

Duration:00:34:59

Ep 30 Chatting Chickens with Ashley from Artemisia Ink Studio Arts!

12/13/2021
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: https://www.instagram.com/artemis4242/ Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Duration:00:50:16

EP 29 DeafChick:You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Own Chickens

12/4/2021
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: https://instagram.com/deafchickcarter?utm_medium=copy_link Tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdj8kcKe/ Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Duration:00:50:14

EP 28: Confessions of a Chicken Newbie

11/9/2021
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: INSTAGRAM TIKTOK Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Duration:00:47:59

EP 27 Chicken Mama Raising Quail

11/1/2021
This week we talk Coturnix quail, Miss Pumpkin causes a stir on Instagram, and our upcoming Holler Gang Community Zoom meeting! Heath https://www.instagram.com/citychickatl Marissa King https://www.instagram.com/kingscocksandthemothercluckers Register for our Zoom Community: Holler Gang Zoom Meeting Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Duration:00:12:58

EP 26 The Best Backyard Chicken Keeping Resources

10/18/2021
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: https://blog.wilmathewonderhen.com/ USDA MERCKMANUAL Association of Avian Vets American Poultry Association Livestock Conservancy Gail...

Duration:00:15:10

EP 25 Rob The Chicken Coop Builder

10/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:15:03

EP 24 Chickens Are A Lot Of Work!

9/27/2021
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...

Duration:00:17:17

EP 23 All-Star Chicken Keeping Advice

9/20/2021
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: https://kingscocksandthemothercluckers.com/ Ria of Covid Clukers: https://www.instagram.com/covidcluckers/ Jennifer of :https://www.instagram.com/yolkoohn0/ We discuss: 1. Bio Security and how to implement a basic plan for your flock. 2. The...

Duration:00:23:42

EP 22 Zach of Cluck Norris Manor: The Man, The Legend, The Bawkward Chicken Calendar King

9/13/2021
Today's guest is Zachary of Cluck Norris Manor, located in North Central Florida. A backyard flock of punny-named divas being cared for by their ridiculous chicken-tender dad. From photoshoots and tattoos to a hilarious annual "bawkward" calendar! This week's topics: We had a little glitch in our video and it made for a funny episode. We shared many laughs. PLUS, an exclusive discount on the Bawkward Chicken Calendar! Listen in for our discount code. Don't forget to let Zach know you...

Duration:00:51:41

EP 21 Heath of CityChick: A Chicken Keeper's Dream Come True!

9/6/2021
Today’s guest is Heath Co-owner of CityChickatl.com. An online store geared towards chicken keepers. Listen in as Heath tells us how he left his job to live his dream! We discuss: Follow Heath Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/citychickatl/ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heath_with_citychick?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CityChickAtl Grubby Farms products mentioned in today's episode: https://bit.ly/3yIglyI We're an affiliate for Grubby Farms and purchasing through...

Duration:01:12:43

EP 20 Grubbly Farms: The Heart & Science Behind The Brand

8/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:39:37

EP 19 The Loss Of A Beloved Pet. Fly Free Sis

8/2/2021
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 (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Duration:00:12:28