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Ask a Poultry Farmer

Advice from a man with sixty years of experience with chickens, turkeys and waterfowl. With community blogger Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I incubate or set eggs?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I incubate or set eggs?
There comes a time when chicken owners want to incubate eggs from their chickens. Your new incubator should come with detailed instructions.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How to cook a backyard turkey
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How to cook a backyard turkey
Dale has sold naturally raised Thanksgiving turkeys for more than 30 years and shares a few tricks and tips on how to cook turkeys raised in small flocks.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I raise baby turkeys?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I raise baby turkeys?
Raising turkeys is similar to raising chickens, but there are some differences you should know.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What is wrong with my turkey's wings?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What is wrong with my turkey's wings?
If you notice the wings of your waterfowl and turkeys are dropping down or sticking out, they might have a condition called split wing or angel wing.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I keep my chickens warm in the winter?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I keep my chickens warm in the winter?
Here's some tips for keeping your chickens warm in the winter.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Six things to know about eggs
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Six things to know about eggs
Ever wonder how to tell if eggs are getting old? A very simple old time way is to put them in water.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Will there be enough Thanksgiving turkeys this year?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Will there be enough Thanksgiving turkeys this year?
The avian flu outbreak is creating a shortage of turkey-breast meat. Now the question is, "Will there be enough Thanksgiving turkeys?" Columnist Dale Wheelock sounds off.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Setting the record straight on backyard chickens
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Setting the record straight on backyard chickens
Poultry expert Dale Wheelock goes live on air to set the record straight on backyard chickens.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Fair basically is a beauty pageant for birds
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Fair basically is a beauty pageant for birds
When the average person is at a poultry show and looks at the birds they think, "Those are birds, alright." But there's much more to it than that, poultry columnist Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Why I changed my mind on oyster shells in chicken feed
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Why I changed my mind on oyster shells in chicken feed
Dale ends up with egg on his face after changing the feed for his chickens.