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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: 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.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How to find poultry for the dinner table
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How to find poultry for the dinner table
Heading for the farmers market in search of poultry? Here are some buying tips from longtime bird farmer Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: I ordered chicks. Now what?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: I ordered chicks. Now what?
Here are five steps to take when preparing for your baby birds.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Where can I go to buy, sell birds?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Where can I go to buy, sell birds?
Looking for a place to buy and sell chickens, turkeys and waterfowl? A traditional swap meet is your best bet, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Lucky for readers, a great local meet is right around the corner.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I build a brooder for my chicks?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I build a brooder for my chicks?
You don't have to spend a lot of money to build new digs for baby chicks, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes. A cardboard box will do just fine.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I keep eggs from freezing in the winter?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I keep eggs from freezing in the winter?
It takes only about three hours for eggs to freeze when the temperature hovers around zero, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.