Feed ‘Em Right From the Start: What and When to Feed Your Chicks
By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador Baby chicks are much like our own babies. They don’t really stick to a regular schedule and instead eat when they’re hungry, sleep when they’re tired and play and poop in between. Feed and clean water should be available 24/7 for chicks until
Preparing Chickens for Summer Heat | How to Help Them Keep Their Cool
By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador Chickens do far better in cold temperatures than in the heat, and once the mercury rises much past 75ºF, they’ll start feeling the effects, especially if the air is humid. Understanding your chickens’ needs is important in warmer months. Heat exhaustion is a
Keeping Your Chicks Healthy: Be Aware of These Common Health Issues
Chicks purchased from a reputable feed store or hatchery likely won’t face major health issues, but there are still some things that can go wrong. It’s always good to at least be aware of these common chick health concerns.
Coop, Sweet Coop: How to Set Up a Home for Your Chickens
Chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. No design is perfect, but all good chicken coops do share some common characteristics. You can buy a prebuilt coop or a coop kit that you put together yourself. You can also build from scratch, or you can even convert a garden
Oh, Happy (Chick) Days! Everything You Need to Know to Pick the Best Chicks
By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador Each spring, our thoughts turn to baby chicks. Whether we are expanding our existing flock or just starting out with chickens for the first time, getting a few chicks is the best way to add flock members. On the other hand, adding pullets
Why are my chickens losing feathers?
As the leaves start to fall from the trees, so do the feathers from your chickens. The cold weather triggers the chickens “molt” where they shed their old feathers and gain new, glossy feathers.
Summer Lawn Care Considerations
Most of the grasses commonly used in New Hampshire lawns are cool season grasses. This includes; Bluegrass, Fescue and Rye grass, all are sod forming turf grasses; they grow best when the soil temperature is around 60 degrees and at least 1 inch of water is applied each week.
Vegetable Garden Insect Pests and Disease: Prevention and Control
So, our short New Hampshire growing season is in full swing. You spent the end of May preparing, selecting and planting the vegetables and herbs that you and your family love. While you wait for the plants to grow, mature and produce there are a few things you should know
Safety tips for taking your dog on the boat!
Summer is here, which means many sea-faring folks will begin taking their dogs out on the open ocean!
Preventing Weeds with Safe ‘N Simple Pre-Emergence Weed Control
Safe ‘N Simple® 9-0-0 provides weed control and an excellent source of slow-release nitrogen in an easy to spread crumble form.
Raising Chickens: Basics for Beginners
Whether you want a small flock of chickens to produce fresh eggs or supply your family with meat, there are a few things you’ll need to know. This post is meant to provide the basics to get through the first three to four weeks of raising chickens and avoiding beginner’s
Starting Seeds at Home
When you grow your own seedlings, your transplants can be ready for the garden as soon as the danger of spring frost has passed, giving you a head start on Maine’s short gardening season.