Wilma The Wonder Hen Podcast

Ep 9 Marissa King on poultry conservation, biosecurity, ridiculous food labels, and sustainability!

March 22, 2021 Melissa Season 1 Episode 9
Wilma The Wonder Hen Podcast
Ep 9 Marissa King on poultry conservation, biosecurity, ridiculous food labels, and sustainability!
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Wilma The Wonder Hen Podcast
Ep 9 Marissa King on poultry conservation, biosecurity, ridiculous food labels, and sustainability!
Mar 22, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
Melissa


Marissa King is a veteran co-owner of King's Cocks and the Mother Cluckers. She operates a small farm out of Sweetwater, TN with her two daughters where she works with poultry, waterfowl, goats, and honeybees. She is a freelance writer for Community Chickens, Chickens magazine, Grit Magazine, and has been featured with the Livestock Conservancy annual report for her work with heritage breeds.

In today's episode we discuss:
1. The importance of biosecurity and how diseases are spread from flock to flock.
2. Implementing poultry conservation & genetic diversity into your own flock.
3. Tips on seeking out local breeders and what you should look for before taking your new birds home.
4. Tips for first time chicken keepers!
5. We discuss the meat and egg industry, and its impact on the health and wellbeing  of industrial animals. Also, the negative impact on heritage poultry breeds.
6. The importance of keeping a small backyard flock for sustainability.   
7. Lots of laughter and hilarious stories!
 
Thank you Marissa for our guest!
Much love,

Mel


You can find Marissa King
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Kingscocksandthemothercluckers

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marissasmesses?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingscocksandthemothercluckers/

The article that Marissa King wrote and we discussed in this episode: Poultry Conservation & Genetic Diversity https://www.communitychickens.com/conservation-genetic-diversity-zw01910ztil/
Livestock Conservancy: https://livestockconservancy.org/

You can follow Wilma The Wonder Hen
https://www.instagram.com/wilmathewonderhen/





Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Show Notes Transcript


Marissa King is a veteran co-owner of King's Cocks and the Mother Cluckers. She operates a small farm out of Sweetwater, TN with her two daughters where she works with poultry, waterfowl, goats, and honeybees. She is a freelance writer for Community Chickens, Chickens magazine, Grit Magazine, and has been featured with the Livestock Conservancy annual report for her work with heritage breeds.

In today's episode we discuss:
1. The importance of biosecurity and how diseases are spread from flock to flock.
2. Implementing poultry conservation & genetic diversity into your own flock.
3. Tips on seeking out local breeders and what you should look for before taking your new birds home.
4. Tips for first time chicken keepers!
5. We discuss the meat and egg industry, and its impact on the health and wellbeing  of industrial animals. Also, the negative impact on heritage poultry breeds.
6. The importance of keeping a small backyard flock for sustainability.   
7. Lots of laughter and hilarious stories!
 
Thank you Marissa for our guest!
Much love,

Mel


You can find Marissa King
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Kingscocksandthemothercluckers

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marissasmesses?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingscocksandthemothercluckers/

The article that Marissa King wrote and we discussed in this episode: Poultry Conservation & Genetic Diversity https://www.communitychickens.com/conservation-genetic-diversity-zw01910ztil/
Livestock Conservancy: https://livestockconservancy.org/

You can follow Wilma The Wonder Hen
https://www.instagram.com/wilmathewonderhen/





Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WilmaWonderHen)

Marissa King is a veteran co-owner of King's Cocks and the Mother Cluckers. She operates a small farm out of Sweetwater, TN with her two daughters where she works with poultry, waterfowl, goats, and honeybees. She is a freelance writer for Community Chickens, Chickens magazine, Grit Magazine, and has been featured with the Livestock Conservancy annual report for her work with heritage breeds.

In today's episode we discuss:
1. The importance of biosecurity and how diseases are spread from flock to flock.
2. Implementing poultry conservation & genetic diversity into your own flock.
3. Tips on seeking out local breeders and what you should look for before taking your new birds home.
4. The meat and egg industry and its impact on the health and wellbeing  of industrial animals.
5. Lots of  laughter and hilarious stories!

You can find Marissa King
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Kingscocksandthemothercluckers

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marissasmesses?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingscocksandthemothercluckers/

The article that Marissa King wrote and discussed in this episode: Poultry Conservation & Genetic Diversity https://www.communitychickens.com/conservation-genetic-diversity-zw01910ztil/
Livestock Conservancy: https://livestockconservancy.org/