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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,(…)

Knowing When It’s Hay Day

Many dietitians and health enthusiasts often tell their patients or peers, “You are what you eat.” Often times it’s meant in a comical sense, but in actuality this phrase is very true. Eating healthy helps you combat diseases, improves your longevity, and leads to an overall increase in your energy level throughout the day. Not only is this phrase practical for human life, it is also applicable to animals as well.(…)

Supplementing Your Chicken’s Diet

Learn about supplementing your chicken’s diet with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Do chickens need supplements in their diet? If you’re new to raising chickens, you might not know about all the different way to supplement their diet. According to Nutrena, a good layer feed provides almost everything chickens need for a balanced diet. But there are three other things to have on hand – oyster shell, grit and(…)

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(…)

What is Barn Lime & Why Do I Need It?

Learn about barn lime and how it can benefit your livestock’s living area. Keeping your barn or livestock stalls clean can be a challenge. Whether you live in a warm, humid climate or an area with wet, harsh winters, both can cause unwanted moisture in your barn. This can lead to insects, mold, ammonia and other problems. One way to keep your stalls dry and clean is to use barn(…)

What’s the Shelf Life of Horse Feed?

Learn about the shelf life of horse feed with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Nutrena. Feed freshness is a concern for many horse owners.  We all want to feed our horses the best we can.  When it comes to freshness there are several factors involved, one of those being the expected shelf life of feed.  Horse owners and barn managers who understand these factors and practice good inventory rotation will(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

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