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Small Business Saturday 2019!

This Nov 30, we want to share Small Business Saturday with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.

So mark your calendar for Nov 30th and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by Oak Ridge Feed & Pet Salon between 9am-5pm on the big day.

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #ShopSmall on Facebook, Instagram, and all your social networks.

Thank you for all your support, and we’ll see you Saturday, Nov 30th 2019!

Tell us that you’ll be here! RSVP on our Facebook page.

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Pet Photos with Santa 2019!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Saturday, December 7th, 2018 : 11am-2pm

Pet Photos with Santa is one of our favorite events of the year. We hope you can join us!

Bring your pet to see Santa and snag a photo with him too.

Photo includes a fun holiday gift bag for your pet(s).

Both printed and digital (with print rights release) photo with gift bag full of holiday cheer for only $10.

Tell us that you’ll be there! RSVP on our Facebook page

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Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest 2019

It’s our HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST!
Anytime during October, bring your pet to trick or treat in costume and be entered to win a $50 Oak Ridge Feed gift card!
  • Each costumed pet will get a free Halloween treat for trick or treating with us!
  • We will add photos of costumed pets to our Facebook page.
  • Our First Place Winner : The pet with the most likes or shares at NoonET on Friday, November 1st will win a $50 Oak Ridge Feed gift card!
  • New this year! We will draw a Second Chance Winner for a $25 Oak Ridge Feed Gift Card. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries (excluding the First Place winner)
  • We will announce the winner on our Facebook page.
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Our Birthday Bonanza : Join us!

Help us celebrate YOU, our amazing customers!

* 20% off EVERYTHING! (excludes grooming services)
* canine agility course from Tip Top Tails Training
* 2nd annual ORFPS Cornhole Tournament : Sign up your team and WIN a $50 ORFPS Gift Card! Register Here
* Beltz Barnyard Petting Zoo
* pet photography
* pet contests and games
* $5 nail trims from Oak Ridge Pet Salon
* giveaways
* vendor friends
* VIP Pet Care Clinic (1:00-2:30pm)
* yard games
* free tie-dye pet bandana craft
* free kids face painting
* food & fun
* MORE FUN added to this event soon!!

Bring your pets to try the agility course, pose for our pet photographer, and get a nail trim.

We are so thankful to you for your continued support of our local family owned and operated business!

Let’s have some fun and celebrate!

Birthday Bonanza 2019 Flyer

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Tips for Raising Ducks

Backyard ducks are a fun addition to any family flock!

Here are a few fun facts that you may not know about raising ducks.

  1. Ducks can be raised with chickens.
  2. Hens begin laying eggs at 24-26 weeks of age.
  3. We have baby ducklings for sale at our store this year!

While raising ducks is very similar to raising chickens, there are a few differences.  Here is a run down of everything you need to know to add ducks to your mix!

The first and most important item to note is that ducks will require a steady source of clean water. Water sources for ducks should be deeper than for baby chicks, since ducks will need to dunk their entire heads into the water. Careful though, it shouldn’t be too deep or too challenging for them to get out of the water.  Deep water or hard to traverse water sources could cause tired ducklings to drown.

Top Tips for Raising Ducks

  • Keepin’ it fresh and clean. Ducks love to play in their water (they are ducks of course!) so keeping it clean is a priority.
  • Note : Ducks’ natural waterproofing oil does not appear until 4 weeks of age.  It’s best to wait until they are at least 4 weeks old before swimming them.  Once they are 4 weeks old or older, set up a small swimming pool for them (a kiddie pool will do!) inside their coop or run and watch them enjoy! That is some of the best entertainment.
  • Feed : Some feeds are formulated for use by all types of poultry, but there are feeds that are specifically made for ducks.  Check with us the next time you visit – we’d love to help you choose the right feed (or feeds) for your flock.
  • Flight : Most breeds of ducks that you find at feed stores are too large to fly.  We offer breeds that are well known for their egg-laying ability and mild personalities.
  • Eggs : Duck eggs are delicious! While you can use them in any recipe that you would use with a chicken egg, they are especially delicious in baking due to their higher protein and fat content.  They are also larger than chicken eggs.
  • Bedding : Like your chicks, ducks enjoy straw as their bedding.

Questions?

We are here to help. Stop in to see us anytime!

 

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Chick(en) Days 2019!

Save the date for our Purina® Flock Talk™ event during Chick(en) Days on Saturday March 23rd!

At this poultry party, you’ll find everything you need to raise your birds #FlockStrong, including:

  1. New baby pullets for sale :
    1. Plymouth Blue
    2. Ameraucana
    3. Isa Brown
    4. Barred Rock
    5. Khaki Ducks (straight run)
      1. * What’s the difference between Pullets & Straight Run? Find out here!
  2. Expert advice for both beginner and experienced flock raisers
  3. 20% OFF all Chicken supplies!
  4. Family fun & networking
  5. Feed savings & coupons

–> RSVP Here!

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Free Resources on Raising Chickens

Learn more about caring for your flock with these resources for raising chickens.

Any Questions?  We want to help you with your flock.  You don’t have to wait for a special day or event to speak with a chicken expert at Oak Ridge Feed! We’re always ready to help.

Free Resources on Raising Chickens

Quick Reference

Guides

Blog Posts

Feed & Supplies

 

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Chicken Chat : What is the difference between Pullets and Straight Run?

Hello friends!

It’s time for a Chicken Chat!  Our goal is help educate all of our friends about backyard poultry. We’re here today to talk about one of the questions that we hear most frequently at Oak Ridge Feed when it comes to starting or expanding your flock.  And it’s an important one!  The answer can have a big impact on the production and general composition of your flock.

“What is the difference between pullets and straight run?”

Let’s start with Pullets.  What does that mean?

What is a pullet?

Pullets are immature chicks that have already been sexed.  This means that the hatchery has checked the chicks and selected only those that are female.  When you go to your local feed store (hopefully you come see us at Oak Ridge Feed!), you purchase a pullet – you are bringing home a female chick – a hen.  This makes a big difference if your goal is to maximize your flock’s egg production.  The more hens you have, the more eggs your flock will lay, and the more your family can enjoy.  They are typically cost a little more at your feed store.

Now on to Straight Run.

What does straight run mean?

Straight run is a random distribution of chicks.  They have not been sexed to determine the gender.  They are sold ‘as hatched’.  So if you purchase 6 chicks, you could have 0-6 hens and/or 0-6 roosters.  If you get a large number of chicks, they usually even out to approximately 50% hens and 50% roosters.  For smaller backyard poultry orders, the ratio of hens to roosters can vary greatly.  They also typically cost a little less at your feed store.

Now you know!  The next time you call us – or your local feed store – give your new knowledge and terminology a try! We’re excited to chat chickens with you.

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Test Yourself : How much do you know about pet dental health? [QUIZ]

Pop Quiz, Friends!

Let’s have some fun testing our knowledge and building awareness about the importance of pet dental health.

February is National Pet Dental Health Month across the country. Dental health has a huge impact on the overall health of your pet. According to the AVMA, pet periodontal disease is the most common (and preventable) health condition seen at clinics in cats and dogs.

Test Your Knowledge : How much do you know about pet dental health?

Wonder how to create a health-ful pet dental routine for your pets? Stop in to see us! We’d love to walk you through the variety of products that are available to help you keep your pets’ teeth healthy.

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Purrrfect Holiday Stocking Stuffer

Looking for the perfect gift for the pet lovers in your life?

And, I guess, mostly for the pets! Stop in for an Oak Ridge Feed & Pet Salon gift certificate!

Your friend’s pets can pick out exactly what they want for Christmas. Whether they are feeding wild birds or a cute kitten, these gift certificates are a purrrrrfect fit!

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Small Business Saturday 2018

This Nov 24, we want to share Small Business Saturday with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.

SBS Social Post 1So mark your calendar for Nov 24th — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by Oak Ridge Feed & Pet Salon between 9am-5pm on the big day.

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #ShopSmall on Facebook, Instagram, and all your social networks.

Thank you for all your support, and we’ll see you Saturday, Nov 24th 2018!

Tell us that you’ll be here!