Elgin General Store: Blog Channelhttp://elgin-generalstore.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/http://assets.cdn.newmediaretailer.com/33000/33597/thumb_elgin_rockdale_logo.jpgElgin General Storehttp://elgin-generalstore.comen-USCopyright 2017, Elgin General StoreWed, 24 May 2017 09:33:07 -0400Wed, 24 May 2017 09:33:07 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comControlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Petblog_487671493636400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/48767/controlling-fleas-and-ticks-on-your-petFleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.BlogsMon, 01 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattleblog_221471493611200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/22147/tips-on-fly-control-for-your-cattleEvery year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.BlogsMon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400Advantages of Mineral Tubsblog_473471491019200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/47347/advantages-of-mineral-tubsIt can be difficult to ensure your cattle have a balanced diet rich in essential minerals once you allow them to range and forage throughout a large pasture. Mineral tubs can be the answer to making sure your cattle have the proper nutrition. What Are Mineral Tubs and Their Benefits?BlogsSat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400Adding New Chicks to Your Flockblog_473281491019200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/47328/adding-new-chicks-to-your-flockWhether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.BlogsSat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goatsblog_467361488344400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/46736/tips-on-bottle-feeding-calves-lambs-and-goatsNo matter what type of livestock you raise, bottle feeding hungry youngsters is occasionally necessary. It doesn't have to be a hassle, however, and there are many ways to make bottle feeding calves, lambs and goats easy and enjoyable for both you and the animals. Why Bottle Feed?BlogsWed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooderblog_467171488344400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/46717/preparing-for-chicks-setting-up-your-brooderSpring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.BlogsWed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Dental Care Tips for Your Petblog_461241485925200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/46124/dental-care-tips-for-your-petHealthy teeth and gums are essential for all pets, from chewing and eating to grooming, defense and clean breath. With just a few steps, pet owners can keep their pet's mouth healthy and avoid a range of unpleasant and dangerous health issues that result from poor dental care.BlogsWed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthyblog_461041485925200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/46104/keep-your-flock-happy-and-healthyWhether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.BlogsWed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horsesblog_453121483246800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/45312/winter-may-mean-increased-respiratory-problems-for-horsesCold temperatures and brisk winter air may be refreshing for a deep breath or brief outdoor walks, but winter leads to many air quality issues that can create severe respiratory problems in horses, particularly in barns.BlogsSun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500Separation Anxiety in Dogsblog_453441483246800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/45344/separation-anxiety-in-dogsEvery dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it - separation anxiety.BlogsSun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500