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.
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! Also be sure(…)
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.(…)
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(…)
Customers at Blain’s Farm & Fleet of Rockton, Ill. were able to talk about chickens with Nutrena expert Twain Lockhart. Lockhart gave guests tips on raising chickens, and finding the best breeds to raise in the Midwest.
Learn how to care for your chickens in extreme cold with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you live in the Midwest, you know that temperatures can plummet at the drop of a hat. When the extreme cold hits there are a few things you need to do to keep your chickens safe and comfortable. With the help of Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn how(…)
Learn about the importance of water for your flock with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Keeping your flock of chickens hydrated is a must. It’s essential for egg production, digestion and regulating body heat. On scorching summer days hens, because they are unable to sweat, spread their wings and pant. Water evaporates from their mouths and throats, cooling their bodies. However, that water must be replaced by frequent drinks(…)
Find out which chickens are best for laying eggs. If you’re thinking about raising backyard chickens, you have to know which breeds will suit your needs. If egg production is your goal, you need to know that some breeds are better than others. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn which chickens are best for egg production. We break down the breeds by rating their egg production(…)
Learn how to predator-proof your chicken coop. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Nutrena Poultry Specialist Twain Lockhart, you can learn how to predator-proof your chicken coop. From coyotes to raccoons, there are plenty of wild animals that want to feast on your flock. There are a few simple precautions and safety measures you can take to protect your birds. Common Predators Common chicken coop predators are(…)
Learn about the basics of feeding and caring for meatbirds. With the help of Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn how to feed and care for your meatbirds. You’ll know which birds are best for meat production and what they need to have a successful growth rate. In addition to the meatbirds listed below, you can also find out which chickens are best for meat production with(…)