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Chick Days 2017 is Coming!

With over 190 varieties of birds available, you’ll want to make sure that you get your order placed in time for pickup. You can order Chickens, Bantams, Geese, Ducks, Turkeys, Game Birds & More! Print your planning tool here. Need chicken supplies? You can trust the animal experts at Blain’s Farm & Fleet to get you started. Shop for everything you need for raising backyard chickens today! Learn more about(…)

Can You House Chickens and Ducks Together?

Learn about housing chickens and ducks together with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Hobby farmers generally have mixed opinions about housing ducks and chickens together. Chickens are fairly easy birds to raise–they’re small and manageable. Ducks are easy, too–they’re hardy and lay eggs year-round. Housing them together is possible. It just takes a little work and adequate space. Follow these simple tips for keeping chickens and ducks together from Blain’s Farm(…)

Selecting the Right Bedding for Your Chickens

Choose the right bedding for your flock with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Chickens coops typically have a floor made of concrete, wood or dirt. Bedding will go on top of that. There are a few different options for chicken coop bedding. Essentially, the bedding needs to dry up and catch any manure produced by your chickens, as well as provide a comfortable living space for your flock.(…)

Attend a 2017 Tour D’Cluck Event at Blain’s Farm & Fleet

If you’re interested in raising backyard chickens, turkeys or ducks, visit select Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores for a Tour D’Cluck poultry seminar. Listen and learn about a variety of topics and tips from poultry experts. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can trust the animal experts to help you get started with all your poultry supplies. Visit our Hobby Farming blog to learn more about backyard chickens.

Choosing the Right Chickens for Ornamental Use

Choose the right chickens for ornamental use with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you just want to have pretty chickens on the farm, or you plan on showing them at the state fair, certain chickens are known for ornamental use. Learn about popular ornamental chicken breeds with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Black Cochin Black Cochin chickens are beautiful birds known for their large size(…)

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 Chickens 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(…)

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