Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Calling all chicken (and egg) lovers! I am going on the air on Friday with some of the most amazing chicken raisers in the valley to represent the urban chicken hobbyist of the world. Check it:
You may think we humans are prolific at 7 billion strong, but under our sponsorship 24 billion chickens cackle on the planet at any one time. A wild Asian Junglefowl, cousin to pheasants, has been intimate with human settlements for several thousand years. "Down on the Farm" host, Tom Willey, will discuss the caretaking of our most successful domesticated species with three local poultry specialists. Tracy Newel's backyard flock was featured in Fresno Bee's coverage of the urban chicken renaissance. Brenda Ostrom of Mountain Meadow Farms raises "Mariposa Free Rangers" by the hundreds in her wide outdoors. Kingsburg's Vernon Peterson tends organic broilers by the multi-thousands for Mary's Free Range Chicken, one of our nation's most innovative poultry producers.
Birds of a feather flock together around the wireless this Fri., Sept. 2nd, 5:00-6:00PM on KFCF 88.1, Fresno.