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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(…)

Weighing Your Horse Without a Scale

Learn all about weighing your horse without a scale with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Knowing your horse’s weight can help with choosing the right feeding program, giving them medications and just keeping track of their overall health. However, most horse owners don’t have a scale that’s big enough for a horse, or even access to a scale that size. Thankfully with help from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, weighing(…)

Keeping Your Horse Stable Clean

Learn how to keep your horse stable clean with tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work hard to keep your horses clean and healthy, and that includes keeping their stable and stall clean, too. Not only does a clean stable look and smell better, it also helps keep your horse healthy. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn all about keeping your horse stable clean.  How(…)

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.(…)

Learning About Horse Skin Health

Learn about horse skin health with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When it comes to your horse, keeping its skin healthy is a must. Horses can have many skin health issues on a daily basis. Location, environment and seasonal changes can all factor into your horse’s skin issues. With the help of Nutrena experts and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn all about horse skin health. Five Skin(…)

How to Install an Electric Fence Charger

Learn how to install an electric fence charger with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. An electric fence is more than just a physical barrier for an animal–it’s a psychological one, too. Once an animal touches an electric fence and feels the unpleasant shock, it will associate that bad feeling with the fence and learn not to go near it. Upon installing your electrically charged fence, any animal that comes in contact(…)

Unusual Eating Behavior in Horses

Find out what’s causing your horse’s unusual eating behaviors with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Unusual eating behavior–also known as pica–can be caused by a number of factors when it comes to horses. It may cause your horse to eat manure, eat dirt, eat tree bark, chew on fence boards, chew on a stable mate’s mane and tail or chew on tool handles and leather equipment. Nutrena Roy J.(…)

How to Select the Right Fence Controller

Find the right fence controller for your electric fence with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Zareba. The right fence controller is one of the most important items in your electric fence system. Finding the best-matched fencer for your fence is imperative to successfully contain/exclude animals. By determining the power source, type and number of fence lines, weed conditions, area to enclose and animals to be controlled, you should be able(…)

Installing an Electric Fence System

Learn how to install an electric fence system with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. An electric fence keeps predators out and keeps your farm animals in. Installing your own electric fence system takes some work, but the peace of mind knowing that your animals are safe is all worth it. Before you begin installing your electric fence system, read through our article, “Electric Fence Introduction,” to get acquainted with the different(…)

Tips for Halter Breaking Cattle

Use these tips for halter breaking cattle from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re planning on showing a calf this year, you’ll want to make it as easy for the calf as possible. Nutrena experts team up with Blain’s Farm & Fleet to give you some tips on halter breaking cattle in time for the fair. The Importance of Breaking Cattle The manner in which you halter break(…)

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