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Get tickets to The Martha Stewart Show on urban farming and chicken keeping

Friday, February 5th, 2010

UPDATE: The Martha Stewart Show episode dedicated entirely to keeping backyard chickens has aired. You can see clips from the show including a look at Martha Stewart’s chicken coops at the link below.

Before you click over, remember to come back and check out our backyard chicken coop plans. With them, you can build a stunning walk-in chicken coop or mobile chicken tractor for (I can only imagine) a lot less than what Martha spent on hers.

Here’s the link to Martha’s chicken show (coop segment). It’s a great episode and well worth the watch, especially if you’re new to keeping chickens. Here’s the segment with Traci from Links to the remaining segments should be easy to find from there. Enjoy!

ORIGINAL POST: The Martha Stewart Show will be taping an episode on urban farming and chicken keeping in March 2010, and they’re looking for audience members. Here’s a bit of the email they sent me:

We’re filling our studio audience with individuals who raise livestock in urban environments as we celebrate the backyard farming movement. If you’re interested in attending this show, please be sure to tell us about yourself and your backyard farm, as well as why you’d like to be part of this special audience. Please feel free to spread the word and request tickets as soon as you can if you’re interested!

You can request tickets to The Martha Stewart Show here. The studio is in New York City, and there are FAQs about being an audience member here. It could be a good thing.

Talking urban chickens on OPB’s Think Out Loud

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Radio host David Miller (left) and me by The Garden Coop

Radio host David Miller (left) and me by The Garden Coop

This morning, I was excited to be a guest on OPB’s radio program Think Out Loud. The show today was about urban chickens, and online host David Miller came by with a remote unit to broadcast live from our backyard.

I think he was hoping to pick up on the mic some gentle clucking in the background. But as a testament to how quiet backyard hens actually are most of the time, the girls didn’t make a peep.

Three other Oregonians joined in as guests, and the conversation ranged from the legal (two nearby cities just declined ordinance changes that would have made keeping chickens possible/more possible) to the practical (health, cost, chicken safety) to the philosophical (what moves people to keep chickens in the city in the first place).

Several listeners called in and many more joined in the online discussion, and it left me with lots to think about. More on that in upcoming posts. It also left me grateful to live in a place where the law and the culture are accepting of keeping chickens. Thanks, Portland! And thanks to Julie Sabatier and OPB for putting together a great show.

You can listen to the program here.

P.S. David, you’re welcome back for eggs anytime.