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Ask a Poultry Farmer: Setting the record straight on backyard chickens

By Dale Wheelock
August 12, 2015

I've been interviewed by reporters about chickens and turkeys in the past. Recently, when a local radio talk show host voiced concerns about a new ordinance proposing backyard chickens in Janesville, Wisconsin, I had to call in.

The host asks a lot of questions about topics we've covered here on the blog:

—The importance of an exit strategy

—Preventing predators

—Avian flu in backyard flocks

—Cost of raising chickens for eggs

—Most importantly, the smell

The show's podcast is here. I call in at 40:15 to set the record straight. Hopefully we answered a lot of questions for the audience.