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The Coop with Meyer Hatchery

The Coop with Meyer Hatchery

The Coop with Meyer Hatchery is a place where we talk all things poultry, in hopes of inspiring crazy chicken keepers and educating future flock owners. Together we'll take a more in-depth look at poultry-related care and the questions we commonly hear. The Coop also offers a new view on behind-the-scenes with Meyer Hatchery and features minisode interviews with industry leaders.

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Recent Episodes

Chicken Chat: Planning a Chicken Garden

Jan. 17, 2023

Welcome to our first Chicken Chat of 2023! We are starting off the year doing a little planning for gardening with our chickens. January is a great time to make your garden plans and order your seeds. Listen as Tessa and Jes…

Ann Larkin Hansen Interview BOTM 2023

Dec. 30, 2022

The Backyard Homesteader Seasonal Planner is the first Book of the Month with Meyer Hatchery! Join Tessa and Jess as they interview the author, Ann Larkin Hansen, about her experiences, how she wrote this incredible book, an…

Meyer Hatchery Brand Ambassadors

Dec. 7, 2022

If you love Meyer Hatchery, we have the perfect program for you! Applications are now open to be a Meyer Hatchery Brand Ambassador. Spread some love for your flock across social media and earn rewards, exclusive perks, and g…

'Twas the Night Before Chickmas

Dec. 2, 2022

Snuggle up with your favorite chicken lovers for a special poultry-themed reading of 'Twas The Night Before Chickmas with Meyer Hatchery. Happy Holidays from our coop to yours! 'Twas the first night of Chickmas, when all thr…

Holiday Gift Guide

Nov. 29, 2022

The Meyer Hatchery store is packed full of great gifts and decor for the holidays. Cheryl, the Manager of the retail store and the purchaser for Meyer Hatchery, joins Tessa on The Coop to share what great items are available…

Using the Whole Bird

Nov. 15, 2022

Running a no-waste household can feel like a challenge. Tessa and Jeff discuss how to use every part of the bird, from chickens and ducks to partridges and quail. Try some new ways to eliminate waste in your kitchen! Meat Bi…

About the Hosts

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Podcast Host

Jeff has been with Meyer Hatchery for nearly 10 years, but his poultry experience spans multiple decades. Keeping and showing all sorts of birds was a family affair for Jeff, wife, and his 5 kids, as they traveled around to midwest poultry events. His many years of experience have earned Jeff the status of semi-retired as he now enjoys traveling, ocean activities, and visiting his family.

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Podcast Co-Host

Tessa loves talking poultry and has worked for Meyer Hatchery for the past year and a half. When she isn't in front of the camera for YouTube or recording for The Coop, Tessa's passions are natural poultry keeping and homesteading self sufficiency. She and her three daughters love to create, paint, knit, and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen.