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Attend a 2018 Tour D’Cluck Event at Blain’s Farm & Fleet!

Learn about raising poultry at a Tour D’Cluck Seminar. 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. Our Baraboo, WI store will also be featured on Facebook Live – be sure to like our Facebook page!  

Chick Days 2018 is Coming!

Get your backyard birds during Chick Days at Blain’s Farm & Fleet! 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(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

Caring For Your Flock In Extreme Cold

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(…)

The Importance of Water For Your Flock

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(…)

Which Chickens are Best for Egg Production?

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(…)

Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop

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(…)

Care and Feeding of Meatbirds

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(…)

Chicken Feeder & Waterer Buyer’s Guide

Choose the right chicken feeder and waterer for your flock with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Once you’ve selected the right chicken feed for your flock, you’ll need the right chicken feeder and waterer. With any chicken feeder or waterer, you’ll want to set or hang it high enough to keep it clean. Chickens have a tendency to kick and scratch up debris and dirt, with it landing right in their(…)


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