Winterizing Your Chicken Coop and Run
By Lisa Steele, Brand Ambassador — Chickens are extremely cold-hardy and generally do well in any type of climate, but in the far northern regions, they will appreciate a bit of TLC when the mercury plunges. Healthy chickens coming off the fall molting season with brand new feathers should do
What to Expect When You’re Eggspecting
By Lisa Steele, Brand Ambassador — Somewhere between the ages of 18-22 weeks, your chickens should start laying eggs. Some lay a bit earlier, and some make you wait longer, but for the most part, when they’re around five months old, your chickens will start to earn their keep. Smaller
Integrating New Flock Members
By Lisa Steele, Brand Ambassador Introducing new flock members to an existing chicken flock can be challenging. Chickens don’t generally take kindly to newcomers who might threaten their place in the pecking order. Baby chicks should never be put in with adult chickens, unless they were hatched in the coop
Pros and Cons of Raising Fall Baby Chicks
By Lisa Steele, Brand Ambassador In the wild and even among domestic livestock, babies are born in the spring. This makes sense. When chicks are young, they’re small enough to fit underneath, or snuggled up next to, their mom to keep warm. This is important because they aren’t able to
The Fall Molt
by Lisa Steele, Brand Ambassador The arrival of fall is marked by shorter days, and that reduced daylight triggers the annual molt in backyard chicken flocks. Each fall, starting when they’re about 18 months old, chickens lose their feathers and grow in nice, shiny new feathers in preparation for winter.
Keep Your Feathered Friends Cool This Summer
As the mercury rises, it’s important that you understand the different needs of your feathered friends. Heat exhaustion is a very real thing and can happen quickly within your flocks. Chickens have a few tricks in their arsenal to keep cool. They will hold their wings out from their bodies
Why Cattle Need Supplements in Spring and Summer
Grass tetany and fly control are two primary concerns for cattle on pasture in the spring and summer. Learn why and how you should use cattle supplements to keep your herd safe.
Are you taking the right steps to keep your animals warm this Winter?
With Winter upon us, it is important to consider the animals in your care that will be exposed to the cold, ice and snow.
Winter Horse Care
Horses can live outside year round, but winter care requires feed modifications, attention to detail, mud/ice management and shelter from the elements.
Maple Syrup 101
From tapping to bottling, we’ll show you how to make your own maple syrup.
The Right Ice Melt
Wondering which ice melt fits your needs? We’re here to help.