Wilma The Wonder Hen Podcast

Wilma The Wonder Hen Podcast

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."


May 23, 2022 16 min

Flystrike is a nasty condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Learn the signs, treatment options, and how to keep the fly's to a minimum.

Also mentioned:

The Chicken Health Handbook
The Chicken Chick

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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 Started
Mother Clucker Mobile Chicken Wellness
& Spa when they noticed that there were
so many different needs
for the ever growing backyard flock
community that just were not being met,
they began developing and haven't l...

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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
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The Chicken Chick: https://the-chicken-chick.com/
Covid Cluckers: https://covidcluckers.blogspot.com/2020/10/to-our-b...

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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! 

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Article:  Fatty L...

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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. 

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February 21, 2022 91 min

Today's podcast episode is the audio from our most recent Holler Gang Zoom Meeting.  Our guest speakers are Marissa King  of
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 al...

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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

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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...

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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...

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December 27, 2021 35 min

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 su...

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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/

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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.
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Tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdj8kcKe/

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November 9, 2021 47 min

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.  

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November 1, 2021 12 min

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 

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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:
Association of ...

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October 3, 2021 15 min

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 ther...

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September 27, 2021 17 min

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 ...

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September 20, 2021 23 min

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 an...

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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:

  • How did Zach's flock come to be?
  • Where did that chicken tattoo come from?
  • He shares his top chicken keeping tips!
  • How to preorder his one-of-a-kind  bawk...
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    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:

  • 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.
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