Keeping chickens, weeks 4-5 Your babies are growing up! By weeks four and five, you begin noticing that your chicks’ fluffy appearance slowly disappears and their fuzzy down is replaced with feathers of a mature bird. Chicks will usually be fully feathered by 5 to 6 weeks of age. You also observe their wattles and combs […]
Archive for February, 2015
New Braunfels Feed & Supply is proud to offer Strategy Professional Formula GX Horse Feed by Purina. In 1991, Strategy Professional Formula GX horse feed revolutionized horse nutrition by becoming the first commercial pelleted feed created for horses of all ages and lifestyles. Over 1 billion feedings later, it still the gold standard in convenience […]
Molting is the process wherein hens lose feathers and grow new ones. It occurs naturally after 10 to 14 months of production, or it can be caused accidentally by temperature extremes, running out of feed or water, a decrease in light, or disease. Hens will not lay eggs during a molt. Molting gives birds a chance […]
It’s time to “spring forward” and gain an extra hour of sunlight. It also means you’ll loose an hour of sleep!
Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour before you head to bed on Saturday, March 7th.
Keeping chickens, weeks 2-3
With a clean brooder, fresh feed and clean water, your chicks are settled in and off to a good start by weeks two and three. It’s time to enjoy them. Chicks are very social and will provide hours of entertainment. You will see their unique personalities emerge as each day goes by and […]