Podcast: Ain’t nobody here but us chickens

Berkeleyside contributor John Rieger wanted to know what’s up with all the chickens in Berkeley. So he set out with Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin to find out what’s clucking.

You can find all of Rieger and Rubin’s podcasts in our new podcast collection. We will be reprising all the Rieger-Rubin oeuvre over the next couple of weeks to mark the launch of our podcast channel and as a treat for Berkeleyside readers.

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  • SFischer

    My boys took care of the chickens at the Farm & Garden at LeConte Elementary School, beginning about 20 years ago.  I think they still have chickens in the school’s courtyard.

  • originalone

    Chickens in Berkeley. Brought back the memory of when I was a little guy living in the 1600 block of Grove Street during W.W.II. Back then, people were allowed to have chickens, ducks, rabbits, turkeys in their back yards if they had the room, as everything went to the war effort, so eggs and meat were rationed, in very short supply for resale. I remember cows & goats also in West Berkeley in the vacant lots/fields too. Of course, after the war, all the poultry went, very quickly, as they were banned. Nice to see that times have changed, that they are once again allowed. 

  • Linda

    Great chick flick! 

  • Ntorcolett

    I loved this! It is fun, heart warming, informative and very well presented! Thank you!

  • Keith Skinner

    Great camera work, Nancy! Wonderful slice of life piece.

  • Trantnhu

    Bravo!  Oddly the sight and sound work even better than video.
    What a great second career for the fabulous Ms Rubin!

  • LOVE this podcast. 
    We have chickens too and love it!
    Thank you John and Nancy.

  • SarahS

    Simply delightful! I love these podcasts by Rieger and Rubin. I wish we could have one every week. Thanks! And thanks for putting together the podcast collection.

  • Mbfarrel

    Let the Chickens speak for themselves!

  • Jan Elise Sells

    Heartwarming!! Great photos, Nancy! Thank you for presenting so many GREAT aspects of Berzerkeley!!