Virulent Newcastle Disease discovered in Ramona

Attention chicken owners:

As many of you have noticed, we haven't sold newborn chickens for several months now. This is due to strict regulations prompted by a devastating avian virus found in many surrounding areas.

We are sad to share the Virulent Newcastle Disease has recently been discovered in Ramona.

Please click through to the following article for more info:

Sprouting - For Feed or Fun!

Our friends over at Scratch & Peck shared this great article about sprouting seeds during the winter months to provide your flock (and your family!) with some extra fresh greens, not only for the health benefits but also to reduce your feed costs. We think this would be a great, family-friendly activity to do with the little ones. 

"Each fall as the weather gets colder, free range opportunities become limited and the availability of fresh greens decreases. For domesticated livestock, this time of year means becoming more and more dependent on grain-based prepared feeds. Not only does the overall cost of caring for animals increase over the winter, but many plant sourced nutrients become difficult to access.

An easy way to provide fresh greens and reduce feed costs is to grow sprouts or fodder. When it comes to sprouts, the more the merrier!  They are easy to grow, able to be used for a wide range of animals and livestock, and are a great addition to a salad or wrap for human consumption as well. By sprouting seeds before consuming, the overall content of vitamins A, C, E and B complex, minerals and protein increases (up to 20 times!) and becomes more bioavailable and digestible. Allowing the seeds to germinate creates an inexpensive source of concentrated nutrients. All sorts of grains and greens can be sprouted:  Peas, barley, wheat, oats, sunflower seeds, beans, etc. Compared to dry grain, sprouts produce a much larger volume of feed. Just be sure to research which sprouted seeds are appropriate and safe to consume for the animals being fed."

To read more about how to sprout your own seeds, visit Scratch & Peck's website by clicking here

Collars and leashes for a cause - Leeds Dog Supply

Escondido Feed now carries Leeds Dog Supply collars and leashes.

Inspired by a love for rescue pets, and a passion for quality art and design, Leeds Dog Supply is an Encinitas, CA based pet accessory / lifestyle brand with a purpose. Leeds designs and manufactures premium dog collars, leads, and people goods that support no-kill rescues and shelters. All of their goods are proudly made in California and they donate 15% of our direct sales to rescues and shelters in our network.

So if you enjoy great design and love supporting a good cause, come check out our Leeds Dog Supply display. #TakeTheLeed