How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Flock   Mikelle Roeder, Ph.D. Multi-Species Nutritionist Purina MIlls Whether you’re starting with a group of new chicks or you’re looking to add a few new hens to an existing flock, proper planning, care and management can help the transition in introducing new chickens to your flock to…

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So you’ve probably heard some buzz about the new laws for hauling horses. CDL’s, CMV’s, ELD’s & all the other acronyms. And it can all be very confusing. We wanted to take just a few moments to try & sort things out a bit. We found the article at Extension Horses to be very helpful…

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Should you give a pet for Christmas? Tis the season for gift giving, memorable moments and big surprises. Sometimes that “big surprise” is a new puppy (or other pet) under the tree. Here are a few things to consider before you try to sneak a new pet into the house on Christmas morning…   Do…

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Alfalfa cubes are just what the name implies — alfalfa hay that has been made into cubes. This is accomplished by chopping the alfalfa hay into smaller particles and then compressing it into cube form. Because the particles of hay still have a fairly large size the cubes are still considered long stem forage. This…

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In August 2017, the Kansas Animal Health Commissioner was notified that a horse near Garden City Kansas tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) after a routine Coggins test. This initiated follow-up testing of all horses on the index premises, which resulted in the discovery of five additional EIA-positive horses, and one horse tested positive…

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Once the weather turns cold, it’s time to put out suet for your backyard birds. Suet is a great food for the winter months as it is a high energy food that is very valuable when temperatures drop. Here are a few tips and tricks for feeding suet to your birds this winter. * Offer…

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traeger shop class

BBQ Class with DIVA Q Join in on this Backyard BBQ-focused class, which will cover everything to make you King or Queen of the cul-de-sac: chicken breasts, baby back ribs, salmon, and steak. Blow away your neighbors and in-laws with your newly acquired Traeger skills. This Class will be taught by legendary BBQ Queen, Danielle…

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Here at Woodard Mercantile, we have fun and stylish items to make your chickens the talk of the town! Here are two products we love: The Chicken Harness The Hen Harness is designed with the comfort of your flock in mind! It is lightweight, breathable, & available in three sizes. Your girls will love going for walks, &…

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