Raising Poultry in the Far North

Courtesty of the Frosty Feathers Poultry Club
Last updated: 7 January 1998

When your thermometer hits -40, it doesn't matter whether you measure temperature in Celcius or Farenheit. It's still -40, and it's still pretty cold. Interior Alaska is not the only place that hits -40 each year, but there are few places where it stays that cold for weeks at a time. And, if that's not depressing enough, the sun is only up for an hour or two each day. People have to find something to beat the boredom and keep them active, and many turn to raising poultry -- no small challenge in a place where warmth, light, and liquid water are maintained only through hard work and ingenuity.

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