Problem: You have a bird dog named Speckles and you really want backyard chickens. She is a German Shorthair, and her breed is known for its superb hunting abilities. Solution: Slow and thoughtful integration. Yes, you too, can have various life forms living harmoniously in your backyard. When you bring home day old chicks you […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, shared some information on upcoming Chicken Classes given by Nutrena and taking place at your favorite D&B Supply location. You can get more specific information on dates and times by clicking here. Have you previous planted Pampa grass and are wanting to now get rid of it? Debbie […]

Three D&B stores will be hosting a free class with our Nutrena reps to learn about how to care for chicks (feeding, housing, health), raising them to adulthood, laying hens (feed, housing, health), molting, and a brief bit about meat birds and gamebirds. In other words, we will discuss what to do from the moment you […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined on the garden show this week by Gretchen Anderson. Gretchen is the author of The Backyard Chicken Fight and our resident “chicken expert”. Gretchen shared some tips for your chickens surviving winter. Chickens prefer the colder months over the summer months. She explains how they keep […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, had a great mix of information to share with listeners this week. Is it harmful to cut the bottom branches from my large Blue Spruce tree? What can I do to prepare my 35 year old Summit Ash for the upcoming winter months in order to prevent damage? […]

From Twin Falls to Pendleton, D&B shoppers are bracing for a heat wave. Forecasts call for two weeks of triple-digit temps. For those who keep backyard chickens, this is bad news for their feathered friends. In extreme heat, your chickens will pant, they could be a bit lethargic and their egg production could also be […]

I was recently asked if, “backyard chickens spread disease?” The simple answer is, not really. Disease usually comes to them and they contract it. More specifically, wild birds bring in bugs, like lice and mites. Even more threatening, wild waterfowl are carriers of Avian Influenza – which is highly transferable to backyard flocks. Five states, located in […]