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Alleviating Heat Stress In Chickens

Livestock
High temperatures and humidity cause heat stress in chickens, reduce broiler production & increase mortality rates. Here are the signs of an over-heated chicken and tips for managing heat stress in your poultry flock.

Moving Your Chicks Outside

Farm
If you’re raising chicks, you’re probably wondering when you can move them from the brooder box to their permanent home outside. Your local climate and availability of outdoor heating should influence your decision, but the most basic rule of thumb is that your chicks need to be fully feathered before you put them outside full time without supplemental heat.

String Trimmer Maintenance

Lawn
It's important to maintain your string trimmer so that it will be ready when you need it. The lawn experts at Southern States have some advice for string trimmer care to keep your trimmer performing its best.

Preparing for Wheat Harvest

Farm
Preparing the bins used for grain storage is essential in keeping your wheat harvest safe from spoilage and pests.

Preparing for Spring Calving

Livestock
The more preparation put in prior to calving, the easier your calving season should be. Now is the time to make sure your spring calving herd is in good body condition, you have the right equipment on hand, and calving areas are prepared.

Keep Chickens Well Watered in Summer

Farm
Planning for summer chicken care will ensure that your flock has sufficient water on very hot days. The poultry experts at Southern States have some helpful tips for keeping your chickens cool and hydrated during the heat of summer.

The Details of Diet Balancers

Horse
Making sure your horse maintains a balanced diet can be a problem that leaves you both scratching your head and worrying over your wallet. Diet balancers can be an effective way to eliminate these worries and get you the most bang for your buck - and get your horse the most bang for their bite.

Choosing the Right Horse Trainer

Horse
The right horse trainer can make a world of difference in helping you to achieve your equestrian dreams. The best way to start your search for a trainer is to ask around. Ask your friends what their experiences are with trainers you are interested in; contact local horse associations for a listing of trainers; or even pose the question at your local tack shop. Getting recommendations from others is even more important if you are looking at switching disciplines.

Fireworks Fun & Safety

Home
Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. Millions of Americans enjoy professional fireworks displays on Independence Day. But in addition to their community’s display, some families set off their own fireworks. Amid the festivities shared by friends and family, don’t overlook safety.

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