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The Chicken Episode!

by Rusty Tanton, May 7, 2009 - 10:25pm

Show notes

This is a huge episode with three separate interviews packed into a little over 40 minutes, all centered around chickens!

Part one features Barry Peavey, chairman of the Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival, and Winfred Tucker, who runs the Chicken House. We discuss the wild chickens which roam the streets of downtown Fitzgerald and the festival created to honor them.

In part two, we interview Stephanie Van Parys, executive director of the Oakhurst Community Garden about the Garden's history and the chickens kept there.

And in the final part we ask the Chicken Whisperer Andy Schneider about the Atlanta Pet Chicken Meet-up and his recent Chicken Stimulus Package event, among other topics.

Something that comes up in all three interviews is the idea of keeping chickens in the back yard, which is something Amber and I have been interested in. Listen in for some different perspectives on why that may or may not be a good idea, and for a lot of other chicken-related information.

When you're done listening to the podcast, be sure to also check out a short video I shot of some of the wild chickens in Fitzgerald.

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Tags: chicken, chicken whisperer, chickens, fitzgerald, Oakhurst, oakhurst community garden, wild chicken festival

griftdrift's picture

Love hearin those south Georgia accents!

Posted on May 9, 2009 - 10:21am

Rusty Tanton's picture
Rusty Tanton

The folks in Fitzgerald recommended we speak with someone in Moultrie who raises show chickens, and if we'd had a little more time we would have. Maybe if we do a sequel later...

Posted on May 9, 2009 - 10:25am

Amber Rhea's picture
Amber Rhea

I was thinking of you the whole time we were there. :)

Especially when we pulled up in Barry's pickup to a little shack of a restaurant called "Bill's Place," and Bill and Winfred were standing outside watching Winfred's donkey, General Lee, roll around in the dust.

Posted on May 10, 2009 - 10:09pm

wildchickenfestival's picture

I loved the podcast. Next year's Wild Chicken Festival will be March 20, 2010. Winfred and I enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon. Anyone interested in domestic chickens should visit Who said we had accents anyway? What accent?

Posted on June 9, 2009 - 2:21pm