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Fall Chicks Are Here!

Get Your Fall Chicks Flock Started Now

However, Fall or Winter can be successful seasons to get a jump start on next year’s flock. There are advantages to getting Fall chicks instead of waiting for springtime. Listed below are a few of them.  You can get chicks at all 25 of our store locations! Find your local store, here

Tentative Store Delivery Dates:
Idaho, Utah (including Elko & Yuma) Store – Sept 4th, 11th, & 18th
Arizona (excluding elko & Yuma), Nevada Stores  – October 9th, 16th & 23rd.

  1. Acclimating New Fall Chicks to Hot Climates.

Extremely hot weather can be very hard on animals living outdoors. A good portion of the United States is in hot to very hot climates. Chickens of all ages can struggle with adjusting to scorching temperatures. Starting your flock in the fall allows your chicks to make a smooth transition from an indoor brooder box to an outdoor coop.

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The Many Health Benefits of Eating Local Honey

Honey, I’m Home.  Put Local Honey InYour Diet!

It’s no secret that honey is a great sweetener with benefits that sugar just can’t compete with. But did you know that raw local honey — or locally harvested honey — can give you, even more, benefits than store-bought? We sure did! That’s why we’re bringing locally harvested honey into select C-A-L Ranch Stores. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of eating local honey.

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C-A-l Ranch DIY – How to Choose a Hydraulic Oil

Which Hydraulic Oil is Right For Your Machine?

It pays to be picky when it comes to choosing a hydraulic fluid. Sure, your equipment may run on a less-than-optimal viscosity of the hydraulic fluid; however, not using the best lubricant for your machine may shorten its life in the long run. Here’s the info you need to pick the best hydraulic oil for your machine.

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Heavy Duty Carhartt Coats to Keep You Warm

Winter can be harsh, but it shouldn’t slow you down. Whether you’re working out on the farm, tending the ranch, or just trying to survive winter without turning into an icicle, here are some great choices for winter from Carhartt coats. Known for their durability and sturdiness, these coats will get you through winter for years to come.

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Pet Health 101 – Exercising Your Dog in the Winter

Cold Winter Exercising Your Dog Will Appreciate

The leaves finished falling a while ago. If you live in the north, you probably look outside to see a blanket of snow; in the south, the air is brisker and you’re probably spending more time indoors. Many people enjoy exercising indoors and the same can be said when it comes to exercising your dog.  Likewise, your dog isn’t enjoying the freedom of warm weather and long walks these days. Being cooped inside a house all winter can make your dog bored and anxious, and anxious dogs often act out by destroying your possessions. All dogs need to work out their energy during the day, but that’s hard to do when the temperature drops. Here are some fun winter-oriented activities you can do with your dog to help keep entertained and in shape.

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How to Maintain a Beehive Throughout the Year

Tips To Help You Maintain a Beehive

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re thinking about becoming a beekeeper. Beekeeping is a rewarding hobby, and it’s not as overwhelming as it seems. Not only does it help the environment by bolstering the bee population, but you get free honey out of it! How To Maintain a beehive is a relatively simple process, from setting up the hive to harvesting the honey in the fall and keeping your bees alive through winter.

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The Difference Between Italian and Carniolan Honey Bees

Most people don’t realize that there are several different types of honey bees out there, which can make starting your hive a confusing process. You may have thought all honey bees were the same, but different species have specific traits and characteristics. Some species produce more honey, bigger hives, and some are more aggressive. Choose a species depending on your personal preferences. Most beekeepers in the US use Italian or Carniolan bees, and these are the species we carry at C-A-L Ranch. Each has its pros and cons.

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How to Set Up a Beehive

Chances are if you’re reading this you’re either considering ordering bees or you already have. Before you receive your bees, you need to have the beehive set up and ready to go. Failure to transport the bees into the hive within 24 hours can be damaging. But don’t worry — setting up a beehive is simple and easy! Keep reading for instructions on how to start your own beehive.

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Everything You Need to Start Beekeeping

Beekeeping can seem like an overwhelming hobby for beginners. Truthfully, beekeeping is a relatively easy pastime that rewards hobbyists by providing honey and helping to pollinate gardens and flowerbeds. As with any hobby, starting up can be an expensive and daunting task. Before you order your hive, you need to make sure you have all the necessary equipment and understand its usage.

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