In the video below, Gretchen Anderson explains how you can make your chickens’ dust baths better for fighting lice and mites.
Master Gardener Gretchen Anderson has a tip for your chicken feed and water. Make sure it is at the height of the shortest chicken’s back.
Master Gardener has a tip for you about your free range chicken. Make sure when you purchase fertilizer that it is kid and pet friendly. Some fertilizers have a warning on the package that children and pets should avoid it for a set amount of time. These fertilizers will not be good for your free […]
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 […]
I’ve never met a rooster I trusted. It could be because one of my childhood memories is of my younger brother being attacked by our free-range rooster. That’s not to say I haven’t given other roosters a chance. I have raised several roosters from chickhood, like a mother hen, only to have them turn on […]
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 […]
Five tips to Keep your Girls Comfy in the Cold. It seems every winter we get a few cold snaps that can have even the seasoned chicken keeper concerned for his or her flock. The good news is, chickens actually fare better in the cold than they do in the dreadful heat of our summers. […]
Thank you to Greatchen Anderson for a great How to Winter Your Chickens Class. Part 1: In part one of How to Winter Your Chickens with Gretchen Anderson you will larn what to do with your chickens feet, combs and twattles as well as what makes a good hearty chicken and how to avoid frostbite. […]