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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: Four tips to keep your chickens laying eggs through the winter
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Four tips to keep your chickens laying eggs through the winter
Winter is coming, and with it, the potential for lower egg production. Luckily, it's easy and cheap to fix by adding lights to your coop, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Turn your broody hen into a useful bird
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Turn your broody hen into a useful bird
Is your hen acting strangely? Making funny noises? Pecking at your hand? You probably have a broody hen, blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Here's how to turn that into an advantage.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise an award-winning bird
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise an award-winning bird
What does it take to raise an award-winning bird? Beth Tallon follows her father, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock, at the Rock County 4-H Fair to find out.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Tips for finding the right feed for your fowl
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Tips for finding the right feed for your fowl
Community blogger Dale Wheelock offers some handy tips for finding and formulating feed for your fowl.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Bird growers should fear the racoon, not the cougar
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Bird growers should fear the racoon, not the cougar
If you farm birds for long enough, you'll butt heads with predators, community blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Follow this advice to keep your birds safe.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Here's your chance to pick Dale's brain
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Here's your chance to pick Dale's brain
If you have burning questions about raising backyard chickens, you can Ask a Poultry Farmer in person next week.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: To carry a chicken, think like a running back
Ask a Poultry Farmer: To carry a chicken, think like a running back
Keep your chicken safe—and your clothes clean—with these tips on bird carrying from community blogger Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: The right way to sex fowl, Part 2
Ask a Poultry Farmer: The right way to sex fowl, Part 2
Dale Wheelock offers more tips on determining the sex of poultry, including turkeys, geese, ducks and guineas.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: The right way to sex a chicken
Ask a Poultry Farmer: The right way to sex a chicken
When it comes to determining the gender of poultry, myths abound. Here is some sound advice from community blogger Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Don't forget your exit strategy
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Don't forget your exit strategy
Whether you're planning to start raising chickens for the first time, or just try a new breed of poultry, make sure you have an exit strategy set in place, community blogger Dale Wheelock writes.