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Tag: Chicken Farming

Necessities and Tips for Building a Chicken Coop

The practice of keeping chickens on hobby farms, in suburban backyards, and even in urban gardens is growing exponentially. You might have even thought to yourself, “Wow, it would be nice to have farm fresh eggs right from my backyard! But, how would I care for chickens?” Many pondering the possibility of keeping chickens get stuck on how to properly house chickens. Here we provide you the basics on how(…)

2019 Blain’s Farm & Fleet Poultry Breed Guide

Looking into starting to raise your own poultry? If your answer is yes, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has all the information you need in the 2019 Poultry Breed Guide. Learn more about the poultry breeds we sell to verify you are making the right selection. Whether you want to raise chickens for egg production, turkeys for meat, or if you’re involved in the local 4-H and want to show your(…)

How to Build a Chicken Wire Fence

Chicken wire is a versatile product that’s often used in a number of ways by farmers, gardeners, and DIY handymen. It comes in handy when constructing a quick trellis for vining plants, keeping small animals out of your garden, or for a variety of interior and exterior applications around your home. There is little to no debate over the number of different ways that chicken wire can be used. However,(…)

7 Myths About Chicken Eggs

Get the truth on seven myths about chicken eggs from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re new to raising chickens, you may have some questions about your chickens and their eggs. There’s plenty of information – both true and false – out there about eggs. Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet are here to help debunk seven myths about eggs, so you have a better understanding about your(…)

Free Range Poultry, the Inside Scoop

Learn all about free range poultry with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re planning on raising chickens, you have to figure out if you’ll want them to free range or not. Free range chickens can forage for food around your property, instead of staying in the coop all day. The added food the hens or broilers pick up while foraging can help save on your overall costs, once(…)

Choosing the Right Chicken Breeds for Meat Production

Find out which chicken breeds are best for meat production with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re raising backyard chickens for meat production, it’s important to know which breeds will work best. Learn about the different breeds of chickens that are best for meat production with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Austra White – These birds are a cross between a Black Australorp rooster and a White Leghorn hen. They’re good(…)

How to Prepare Your Flock for Molt

Learn how to prepare your flock for molt with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Nutrena. When you’re raising backyard chickens you need to prepare for molt. Dropping feathers and a drop in egg production are part of the natural molting process. There are a few ways you can help your flock prepare for molt. Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Nutrena are here to help. Start Early If your coop is(…)

Care Tips For Baby Chicks

Use these care tips for baby chicks from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As with any baby, chicks require the proper nurturing and care to grow up healthy and strong. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about what your backyard chicks will need for food, water and shelter. Whether you’re raising baby chicks for egg-laying, FFA or 4H, here are some simple tips for getting started.(…)

Putting Chickens to Work in Your Garden

Let your chickens do the work with these tips from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Creating new vegetable garden space from an area of lawn is often hard work. Advice is often to spray the lawn area with herbicide, let the lawn die, spade the dead grass deeply or remove it, and then soften the soil and plant seeds. That involves lots of work and the use of herbicides(…)

Are Your Chicks Ready to Leave the Brooder?

Find out when it’s time for your chicks to leave the brooder with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. It seems like just yesterday you were bringing home your baby chicks. The little, fluffy chicks are growing to be “teenage” birds, otherwise known as pullets. Pullets are curious about the world outside the brooder. They’ll want to try out their new feathers by attempting to take flight. It’s important to(…)

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