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#cashfriday

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

#cashfriday#cashfriday: Every Friday, both locations are offering a 3% discount on any purchases made with cash!

That means if you pay with cash on a Friday, you get 3% off your purchase!

As if Fridays couldn’t get any better…#cashfriday

Visit either one of Kissimmee Valley Feed’s locations to take advantage of the discount. Don’t forget to bring cash!

New Kalmbach Rabbit Feed

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

New Kalmbach Rabbit FeedNew Kalmbach Rabbit Feed: Store #2 welcomes Kalmbach Rabbit Feed to our shelves! We now carry four of their products.

Click on each product to learn more about their individual qualities. Kalmbach Feeds is a trusted manufacturer since 1963. We are excited to add on to our Rabbit selection!

These products are available at Store #2, located at 215 13th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769. Contact us at 407-892-4040 with any questions! Visit us Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm or Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to check out the new selections for yourself.

See an overview of Kalmbach’s Rabbit Feeds in the video below:

What Do Baby Chicks Eat? Chick Starter Feed Is Key for Lifetime Success

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

What Do Baby Chicks Eat?What Do Baby Chicks Eat? Baby chicks grow quickly, doubling their hatch weight in the first week and growing up to seven times their hatch weight in the first month. To support this early growth, baby chicks should eat a complete starter-grower feed which contains the 38 unique nutrients they need to start strong and stay strong. A starter-grower feed with the Chick Strong® System helps raise strong chicks that grow into happy, healthy hens.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. No dessert before dinner. Eat your vegetables! Do you remember hearing these phrases at the dining room table while growing up? Although you may have hated brussels sprouts, these wise words had the best intentions: Eat healthy, so you can grow strong.

We give advice with the same intent to backyard chicken raisers.

Lifetime success begins on day one. It all starts with chick nutrition and care. Baby chicks need 38 unique nutrients to grow into happy, healthy hens. Each of these nutrients – and the proper balance of them – plays a role in growth, performance and flock happiness.

Raising baby chicks into happy, healthy hens starts on day one:

Your mother’s advice to eat more vegetables wasn’t just something to roll your eyes at. A balanced diet supports life-long health and well-being.

Industry research shows the long-term impact of early nutrition on lifetime health and performance.1 The same holds true for backyard chickens. Feeding chicks for a strong start can better equip them for a lifetime of success.2

Just like people and other animals, chicks need a strong start to grow into happy, healthy adults. Many people begin raising backyard chickens for farm fresh eggs, but before the first egg arrives, early chick nutrition is the foundation.

Early nutrition develops the digestive tract and builds a healthy immune system, ultimately improving chick growth.Providing chicks a complete starter-grower feed is key.

Chicks grow quickly, doubling their hatch weight in the first week and growing up to seven times their hatch weight in the first month. This early growth requires the correct balance of nutrients.

What to feed baby chicks:

Start your chicks strong by feeding a complete starter-grower feed from day 1 until the first egg arrives around week 18.

Each of these starter-grower feeds includes all 38 nutrients baby birds need to start strong and grow at the proper pace. Some nutrients directly impact bone, skeletal and chick growth while others work in tandem to support overall bird health and appearance.

Nutrients in Purina® complete starter-grower feeds include:

  • 18% protein and 1.25% calcium for bone and body growth
  • Prebiotics and probiotics for immune and digestive health
  • Amino acids for muscle and feather development
  • Marigold extract for brightly colored beaks, feet and legs and overall appearance
  • Phosphorous and trace minerals for bone strength
  • Vitamins A, D, E, K and B for overall health and growth
  • Continue feeding the same starter-grower feed from day 1 to week 18. We recommend waiting to introduce treats or scratch to the diet until week 18. If you are feeding a complete starter-grower feed, your chicks do not need grit. If you start chicks on a medicated starter-grower feed, keep feeding that same medicated feed until their first egg.

Most layer chick breeds will lay their first egg around week 18. At that time, transition to a complete Purina® layer feed to help hens lay strong.

In conclusion, visit Kissimmee Valley Feed for all your backyard flock’s needs! Check out our supplies here.

Article Source: Patrick Biggs for Purina Mills

February 2022 Astro Sales

Monday, January 17th, 2022

February 2022 Astro SalesHead on over to Kissimmee Valley Feed Store #2 to take advantage of these February Astro Sales. Savings valid at our 215 13th Street St. Cloud, FL 34769 only. Stock up and save today! Please note the varying expiration dates. Don’t forget to download the Astro Loyalty App!

Oxbow – $2.00 off Select Hay:
February 2022

  • Get $2.00 off any 40oz bag of Oxbow Hay (Limit 5 pet customer while supplies last.)

February Astro Loyalty Sales are valid at our 13th Street, St. Cloud location only, while supplies last.

Getting Started Showing

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Show FamiliesGetting Started Showing: There are many factors that will insure a positive and rewarding result from a show project, but there is no arguing the importance of a proper, hassle free start. Here are 5 very important items to insure the opportunity for a positive start.

Housing:

No matter the species, proper housing is key. Insuring a draft free and dry place to get refuge is essential during the cooler months. Heat lamps are an aid in keeping smaller animals warm but at no time is a totally enclosed facility with stale air acceptable as it promotes sickness. On the contrary, during warm seasons, animals need shade from the sun and a place to stay cool. Access to fresh, clean water is also a must as it is critical to maintain a healthy animal.

Selection:

Always chose an animal that’s age and weight will be optimal to the industry and showring, while complying with the rules of the show. Seek advice from a reputable breeder, Ag Agent, or seasoned veteran for assistance to select the correct animal.

Feeding:

Starting you project with proper nutrition is a must. All show feeds have a suggested feeding information to match the needs of genetics and age to maximize results. Keep feed fresh and encourage a strict feeding schedule to promote a consistent appetite. Feed their potential.

Daily Care:

It is very important to work with animals daily to train them to be show animals. Routine exercise, brushing, and mimicking “show day” will not only keep your animals relaxed and prepared for the big day, but will also increase your showmanship skills at the same time.

Vet Care:

If your animal ever refuses to eat or appears to be sick, always keep a thermometer handy and the contact information to a qualified veterinarian. They will always ask some preliminary questions and body temperature will be a vital one for diagnosis and treatment.

In conclusion, for more tips on Getting Started Showing, visit Kissimmee Valley Feed. Check out our Show Feed Selection here.

Article Source: Nutrena’s Blog

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