In this episode, Matt speaks with Steve Wagner, General Manager of Retail Sales, from Welp Hatchery in Iowa. Matt learns about the one-day-old poultry industry works, including how baby chicks make their way from hatcheries around the country to stores like D&B Supply in Idaho and Oregon. Welp Hatchery hatches between five and six million […]

Matt speaks again with Dave Farris. In this far-reaching conversation, Dave describes taking care of animals like rabbits, chickens, and other small animals during cold weather and into Spring. You will also hear from Shelly Paxton, D&B Supply’s large animal buyer. How do I keep my small animals warm? Dave states that small animals like […]

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 […]