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Easy Backyard Chickens With Justin Rhodes

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Easy Backyard Chickens with Justin Rhodes on The Nutrition Heretic podcast Give Justin Rhodes 2 1/2 hours and he can teach you everything you need to know about keeping backyard chickens. In today’s episode we talk with Rhodes about his 10 year journey of raising permaculture chickens, including how he went from feeding expensive grain to using a compost feeding system that can actually put more money in his pocket.  You won't want to miss hearing about all of the parts of a rooster you can eat, nothing goes to waste with permaculture.

Don't miss the conclusion of this interview with Justin Rhodes next week when we get his take on culling those ornery roosters, solutions for keeping birds when the temps drop below freezing and how to watch his film “Permaculture Chickens."

You can follow Justin through his website, Abundant PermacultureFacebook, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Highlights from today's episode:

4:30 ~ The best-ever description of permaculture.

5:07 ~ What does "permaculture chickens" mean?

8:50 ~ How to feed your chickens for free!

15:49 ~ How the Rhodes' started raising chickens.

21:55 ~ Start the timer! How fast can chickens make usable compost?

23:10 ~ Egg quality vs. quanity - why all eggs are not the same.

26:10 ~ How to hande a sick chick.

29:30 ~ Surival of the fittest.

32:00 ~ Coop construction.

34:12 ~ Advantages of having a rooster around.

38:03 ~ Eating your cock - balls and all!

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Beyond Organic; Healing Our Soil; Remediating Fukushima Radiation; Guest Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell Farms

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Beyond Organic; Healing Our Soil; Remediating Fukushima Radiation; Guest Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell FarmsIt's no secret that factory farming has eroded our top soil, but is organic really the answer? Many people are surprised to know that while organics are better to eat than conventional foods because of the reduced pesticide use, they still deplete our soils at an alarming rate. So what IS the answer? This week, our guest, Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell Farms explains the benefits of building the microorganisms in soil with Bokashi composting, fish emulsion and other cheap soil-building techniques that use ingredients that might already be in your kitchen. These natural farming techniques will leave your soil healthier and more nutrient rich than before you planted your crops!

For those who aren't ready to start soaking fish guts in sugar, Jeremiah sells his fish emulsion on his website at Maxwell Farms Hawai'i.

Click here to access Jeremiah Hinton's Bokashi Recipe: How to Turn Any Kitchen Scraps Into Black Gold In One Month

If you're curious about Bokashi and would like to learn more about how you can reduce your kitchen waste and at the same time revitalize your soil, you may like to read up on it, and if you'd like to jump in and start composing at home, here are a couple products that might interest you

Thanks for listening! Please share this episode to help spread the word. You can also subscribe to get updates about new episodes and get a copy of The Nutrition Heretic's S#IT List: 7 Health Food To Avoid Like The Plague in your inbox by clicking here.