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, 29 Mar 2017 18:46:53 -0400Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:46:53 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comPreparing 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 the security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.BlogsWed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Tips 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 -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 -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 -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 -0500Choosing the Best Christmas Treeblog_444931480568400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/44493/choosing-the-best-christmas-treeThe Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decorating for many families, but how do you choose the very best one for your home, family and celebration? Real or Artificial? One of the biggest arguments about choosing Christmas trees is about whether real or artificial trees are best.BlogsThu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500Indoor Gardening for the Colder Monthsblog_445251480568400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/44525/indoor-gardening-for-the-colder-monthsYour love of gardening should not be limited to that season alone. Rest assured that you can indulge your inner gardener even during the dreary, freezing winter months. Here are a few tips to help you grow your favorite plants indoors this upcoming winter.BlogsThu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500Knowing More About Grain-Free Treatsblog_436111477972800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/43611/knowing-more-about-grain-free-treatsCats and dogs are naturally meat-eaters, and grain-free treats are all the rage to offer your pets. But how appropriate are grains, really, in your pet's diet? What types of treats are suitable and how can you find the best options to meet your pet's nutritional needs?BlogsTue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blanketsblog_435801477972800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/43580/everything-you-need-to-know-about-horse-blanketsThere are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can't just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won't fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.BlogsTue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400