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, 26 Jul 2017 12:05:56 -0400Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:05:56 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comCaring for Pigletsblog_496271498881600http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/49627/caring-for-pigletsPigs can be a fun and profitable addition to your farm, whether you are raising a pig for meat or to breed more pigs to sell. It can be a challenge to care for piglets, however, and you need to be ready to meet their particular needs in order to raise thriving, healthy pigs.BlogsSat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400What Is Bugging Your Garden?blog_496451498881600http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/49645/what-is-bugging-your-gardenMany gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.BlogsSat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogsblog_487981496289600http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/48798/how-to-stop-your-dog-from-bullying-other-dogsDogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.BlogsThu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400The Importance of a Chicken Coopblog_487801496289600http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/48780/the-importance-of-a-chicken-coopWith plenty of buzz about how much healthier and more humane "free-range" poultry can be, it may seem better to forget about a chicken coop for your flock.BlogsThu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Controlling 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 -0500