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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: 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.
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.