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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 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.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Where do I find birds for 4-H or FFA projects?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Where do I find birds for 4-H or FFA projects?
Youth and adults who are going to show birds in 2015 need to order chicks now, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: One way to protect your chickens during the winter
Ask a Poultry Farmer: One way to protect your chickens during the winter
With this cold snap, keep an eye on single-comb chickens for signs of frozen combs, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: The best bedding for your birds
Ask a Poultry Farmer: The best bedding for your birds
Poultry farmers face plenty of options when buying bedding for their birds. Here are some tips from community blogger Dale Wheelock for which kind to choose.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How much space do I need for my poultry?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How much space do I need for my poultry?
The amount of space you have for your birds is almost more important than the type of coop, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Here's a handy chart to help you plan.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How to find a farm-fresh Thanksgiving turkey
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How to find a farm-fresh Thanksgiving turkey
It's not too early to be thinking about your Thanksgiving turkey, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Here's some tips for tracking down a tasty, local bird.
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.