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 […]
Spring is around the corner and that means one thing, CHICK DAYS at D&B Supply. Your favorite store receives several breeds of chickens and other poultry every week, during this time. Each store gets its own, unique collection of chicks. So, if you are looking for specific breeds, check the lists from other D&B stores, […]
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. […]
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 […]
It’s chick season! But, before you rush out and purchase half a dozen, day-old chick from D&B Supply, here is a list that will help you get a better start with your flock. Purchase “sexed” chicks to start. Avoid “straight run.” If you do this, you likely will not have to re-home a rooster once […]
My dad, a retired engineer, is meticulous about his yard. So, when I heard he was letting Mom get a few chickens for their suburban backyard, I was curious about how he was going to make it “look good” and landscaped. I was not disappointed.