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."


July 17, 2023 48 mins

Courtney is the content creator for The Rocker Chooks on Instagram. She was born and raised in Northern Minnesota, and currently lives there with her boyfriend and small backyard flock of big character chickens. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Communications with a Minor in Animal Science from and a Masters in Education; Youth Development Leadership. Both degrees support her professional life and personal interes...

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What if we told you that raising backyard chickens could change lives and bring communities together? Join us as we have a heartfelt discussion with Reec Sweeney from Blackyard Chickenz, whose incredible journey from city life to urban farming has not only transformed his own life, but also made a positive impact on countless others.

Reec’s love for animals started with his grandparents, who instilled in him the importance...

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Todays Episode

  1. Limited availability: Backyard chicken keepers might find it more challenging to obtain antibiotics without a prescription. This change would mean they would need to consult a veterinarian to obtain antibiotics for their chickens.
  2. Increased costs: Consulting a veterinarian and obtaining prescription antibiotics can be more expensive compared to purchasing OTC antibiotics. Backyard chicken keepers may nee...
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Today's episode is a mash up of our "Heifer Farm Report!" We've had some fun things happen here and some very unpleasant, but necessary task.

 1. We talk about moving Shelby, Jack, & Spud to their new goose pen.
 2. All the broody hens one could ever need to repopulate the backyard.
 3. Aggressive rooster and what we had to do to correct the issue.
 4. Broody quail mama.
 5. Clove...

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Today's guest is Erica from Second-Hen'd.

"Founded in early 2018, Second-Hen'd is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization that works to find loving, forever homes for ex-commercial egg-laying chickens – which we collectively refer to as "spent" hens. Our emphasis is helping those that come from caged systems, but in the future, our goal is to expand and work with ones from other back...

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WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE GLITCH! No worries, we fixed it!
Todays episode is all about the things I wish I would've known before adding backyard chickens! 

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Language Warning & Some of the audio is fuzzy.  I'll try to correct audio and  upload another day. My favorite microphone died. So, today's episode suffered a little. But our guests  come through loud and clear.

Today's guest are Marissa of Kingscockerandthemothercluckers and Rai of Covid Cluckers.

Join us as we discuss:
1. The chicken feed craziness.
2. How to think for oneself and...

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June 20, 2022 19 mins

Today's  episode is part of our summer series. We focus on vent gleet in backyard chickens.


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June 6, 2022 13 mins

Today's episode is part of our "Summer Series on Keeping Your Backyard Flock Healthy and Happy in the Warmer Months." 

You can read our blog posts about each of our summer series here: Wilma's Summer Series 

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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 bein...

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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
This link is associated with my amazon affiliate account and  we do make a small commission.

The Chicken Chick: https://the-chicken-chick.com/
Covid Cluckers: https...

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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.
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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 mins

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

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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...

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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 grou...

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December 27, 2021 35 mins

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 l...

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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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