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Advanced Chick Nutrition: The Secret to Great Laying Hens

Advanced Chick Nutrition: The Secret to Great Laying Hens

You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Nutrition matters when it comes to human, kids and adults alike. Quality food is important for our growth and health. The same goes for chickens. Your birds put a lot of energy into creating tasty, nutritious eggs for you, and their food affects egg quality, size, and nutrients. Similar to human children, the right nutrition for baby chicks helps set a solid foundation for your adult laying hens. Chick Feed with Advanced Nutrition Yields More Productive Hens What’s in a chick feed, and how does that feed’s quality affect your adult...

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Water-The Most Important Nutrient for Horses

Water-The Most Important Nutrient for Horses

Water is the most important nutrient that we provide for horses on a year around basis. Horses need 2 to 3 times more water than other feedstuffs. An 1100 lb horse on a dry forage diet at an average temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit will need a minimum of 6-7 gallons of water per day or 48-56 lbs of water, and many horses will drink more water than the minimum. We all appreciate that the water requirement may double at high temperatures, but may not realize that at -4 degrees Fahrenheit; the quantity required is about 10-12 gallons per day,...

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The Nutritional Needs of Large and Giant Dog Breeds

The Nutritional Needs of Large and Giant Dog Breeds

It’s no surprise that any dog extraordinary in size and stature has unique dietary needs. But those precise needs might look different than you’d imagine. In order to ensure your dog can perform at its peak, it’s important to choose a recipe that matches their breed size. Large breeds, classified as dogs who weigh between 51 and 90 pounds as full-grown adults, include German Shepherds, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and Great Danes, among many others. Dogs that weigh over 90 pounds at maturity are often considered giant breeds. Included in this designation are the St. Bernard, Newfoundland, and the Giant Mastiff....

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Bringing Puppy Home

Bringing Puppy Home

Your puppy will be entering a new environment—probably for the first time—so they want to feel safe and reassured. By preparing ahead of time and following these suggestions, your puppy’s transition into a new home will be as stress-free and uneventful as possible. BEFORE PUPPY’S ARRIVAL Inside: Walk the house, viewing your place from a puppy-eye level. Child-proof doors, check for electrical cords that can be chewed, move objects to higher positions such as household plants, and put away anything they should not be putting into their mouths. Outside: Walk your yard and garage thoroughly. Put away any hazardous materials...

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Holiday Pet Safety

Holiday Pet Safety

Tis the season to be jolly! It is also the season to be more diligent at keeping our pets safe and healthy over the holidays. With holiday parties, trees, tinsel, candles and presents, our pets are at a greater risk to get into trouble. Here are a few holiday safety tips to keep them safe. The tree: With pets in the house, it is safest to place the tree in the corner. This will make it easier to anchor the top of the tree so climbing cats don't knock it over. Also, use a tree stand that is one size...

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