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Closed On Labor Day

Monday, July 30th, 2018
Sep
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Labor DayJ&N Feed and Seed will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observation of Labor Day.  Enjoy the holiday!

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Closed July 4th

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
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July 4thJ&N Feed and Seed will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th  in observance of  Independence Day.  Enjoy the day celebrating our nation’s birthday with your family and friends.

Fish Stock Delivery

Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Jun
21
2:00 pm

Fish Stock Delivery in Graham, Texas at J&N Feed and Seed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

fish stock deliveryLooking for pond stocking in Graham, Texas? We’ve got a fish truck coming in soon! The Stock My Pond fish truck will make a delivery to J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas, on Thursday, June 21st from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m.  It’s a great time to get your pond stocked!

Stock My Pond will have channel cat, largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The Stock My Pond fish truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity or pond packages, we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768 or give us a call at the store 940- 549-4631.

J&N Feed and Seed
450 Pecan Street
Graham, TX
Phone: (940) 549-4631

Chick Deliveries At J&N Feed and Seed

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Mar
13
12:00 pm
Mar
22
12:00 pm

It’s chick season and we’ve got 2 chick deliveries coming up in March at J&N Feed and Seed.  Spring chicks arrive on March 13th and March 22nd. Chicks will be available by noon on the dates listed. We recommend calling the store before you head over to confirm delivery. All baby chicks are pullets, 90% accuracy unless otherwise noted.

chick deliveriesNew to raising chicks? Prepare for your backyard flock with these great tips from Purina.

Raising chickens is a great experience for the whole family. One of the primary requirements is providing housing that is comfortable for your backyard flock. Young chicks can be raised in a variety of structures, but the area should be warm, dry and ventilated, but not drafty. Also, make sure it is easy to clean.

Warming:
Small numbers of chicks can be warmed adequately with heat lamps placed about 20 inches above the litter surface.
  • Bigger groups of birds in a large room, such as a shed or a garage, should have a supplemental heat source such as a brooder stove.
Before you bring them home:
Several days in advance, thoroughly clean and disinfect the brooder house and any equipment the chicks will use. Doing this in advance will allow everything to dry completely. Dampness is a mortal enemy to chicks, resulting in chilling and encouraging disease such as coccidiosis (parasite infection).
  • When the premises are dry, place 4 to 6 inches of dry litter material (wood shavings or a commercial litter) on the floor.

Feeders and Waterers
It’s important to ensure your chicks have access to fresh feed and water. Positioning the feeders and waterers along the edges of the comfort zone will:

  • Keep the water and feed from being overheated
  • Help keep water and feed cleaner (chicks milling and sleeping under the warmth source often scatter bedding and feces)
  • Encourage the chicks to move around and get exercise

Be sure to have plenty of fresh feed and water when the chicks arrive:

  • At least two 1-quart or one 1-gallon waterer for every 25 to 50 chicks
  • Dip the beaks of several chicks into the water to help them locate it. These chicks will teach the rest.
Feeders:
  • Day 1: Use clean egg flats, shallow pans or simple squares of paper with small piles of feed on them.
  • Day 2: Add proper feeders to the pens.
  • A few days later: Remove the messy papers, pans or egg flats once chicks have learned to eat from the feeders.
Waterers:
  • Should be emptied, scrubbed, rinsed and refilled daily
  • Wet litter around waterers should be removed as often as possible. Dampness encourages disease and parasite transmission. The drier the premises, the healthier and happier the chicks.
  • At about 4 weeks of age, ducks and geese will appreciate a swimming area, but you will need to keep the wet litter cleaned up.
  • In winter months, you may need to purchase a water heater to prevent water from freezing.
  As chicks grow:
  • Feeders and waterers can be moved outward from the heat source, expanding their area of activity and helping keep the feeders and waterers clean.
  • As the birds grow, the feeders and waterers should be adjusted to the height of the back of a standing bird. This will help decrease contamination and minimize wastage

Feeding your chicks
It is important to select a complete feed that gives your chicks all the nutrition they need to grow into healthy hens. Once they’ve reached maturity,a high-quality complete layer feed will help to maximize egg production and quality. If they are broiler chicks, choose a feed designed to support their more rapid growth. Layer chicks will reach egg-laying age at about 18 to 20 weeks; broiler chicks will reach market weight at 8 to 10 weeks.

You may also consider occasional supplements to their diets, such as table scraps, scratch grains, oyster shell, and grit. However, supplemental feeds should make up no more than 10 percent of a hen’s diet.

Purina offers a complete line of poultry feeds appropriate for each bird in your flock. A list of Purina products can be found here.

Lighting and heating for your chicks
A thermometer should be placed at the chicks’ level to accurately gauge temperature.

  • Adjust the brooder stove and/or heat lamps 24 hours in advance so that upon the chicks’ arrival, you’ve created a comfort zone that is 90º F at “chick level.”
  • For turkey chicks, the comfort zone should be 100º F.
  • Use a brooder guard (a plastic, cardboard or wire barrier) for a few days to encircle the brooding area so that the chicks don’t wander too far from the warmth.
  • Once chicks have learned where the heat is, remove or expand the guard. This will allow the chicks to escape the heat if necessary. Getting overheated can be as dangerous as getting chilled.
  • Chicks that huddle under the lamp are too cold. Chicks that sprawl along the brooder guard is too hot. Chicks happily milling around all portions of the brooder area are comfortable.
  • The temperature can be gradually reduced by 5º F per week to a minimum of 55º F.

Even after your chicks have grown into hens, keep a standard old-fashioned 40-watt incandescent light bulb handy; or, if you’re using the new energy-efficient bulbs, a 28-watt halogen, 10-watt compact fluorescent, or 8-watt LED bulb, to maintain the artificial light necessary for egg laying to continue through the winter months.

Source: Purina Poultry

Get all your baby chick and chicken supplies at J&N Feed and Seed! We have chicken feed, feeders, fencing, waterers, heat lamps and more!

Fish Stock Delivery From Abney’s Fish Truck

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Mar
14
2:00 pm

fish stock deliveryFish Stock Delivery March 14th at J&N Feed and Seed

Looking for pond stocking in Graham, Texas? Abney’s Fish Truck will deliver to J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas,  on March 14th from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Abney’s Fish Truck – Wednesday, March 14th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The truck will have Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Hybrid Blue Gill, Coppernose Blue Gill, Red Ear Blue Gill, Hybrid Grass Carp, Fathead Minnows, Koi & Goldfish. The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them. Click here for pricing.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call Abney’s at 870-697-3550. Questions for us?  Give us a call at 940-549-4631. With the weather warming, it’s a great time to stock your pond!

Cattle Mineral Meeting

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Feb
28
12:00 pm

cattle mineral meetingJoin J&N Feed and Seed and Purina Cattle Specialist, Chad Brown for a Cattle Mineral Meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at noon. Learn more about cattle minerals and have lunch with us right here at the store, located at 450 Pecan St, Graham, TX 76450.

You probably know it’s important to feed your cattle a well-balanced mineral supplement, but you might not know why it is. Cattle with mineral shortages or imbalances do poorly in reproduction, lactation, weight gains, body condition, etc. – all the factors that affect your profitability. But most mineral deficiencies don’t show obvious symptoms until it’s too late, and without good records, it’s hard to identify a gradual decline in cattle performance.

Please RSVP for this Cattle Mineral Workshop by calling J&N Feed and Seed at (940) 549-4631.

 

Great Backyard Bird Count 2018-Sign Up Today

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

Artwork by Jane Beasley, Birds & Beasleys

The Great Backyard Bird Count 2018 kicks off February 16-19, 2018, and is one birding activity that can be done from literally anywhere on the planet. Join hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and walks of life to create a snapshot of birds across the world. All you have to do is spend 15 minutes tallying the numbers and types of birds you see on one or more of the days of the count. You can count birds at your local park, nearby wildlife reserve, or your own backyard. To find out more information on The Great Backyard Bird Count 2018 and sign up, click here.

WHY COUNT BIRDS?

Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. Bird populations are dynamic; they are constantly in flux. No single scientist or team of scientists could hope to document and understand the complex distribution and movements of so many species in such a short time.

Scientists use the GBBC information, along with observations from other citizen-science projects, such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and eBird, to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. The longer these data are collected, the more meaningful they become in helping scientists investigate far-reaching questions, like these:

  • How will the weather influence bird populations?
  • Where are winter finches and other “irruptive” species that appear in large numbers during some years but not others?
  • How will the timing of birds’ migrations compare with past years?
  • How are bird diseases, such as West Nile virus, affecting birds in different regions?
  • What kinds of differences in bird diversity are apparent in cities versus suburban, rural, and natural areas?

The Great Backyard Bird Count is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada and sponsorship from Wild Birds Unlimited.

 

 

 

Young County Junior Livestock Show 2018

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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young county junior livestock show

Young County Junior Livestock Show 2018

The Young County Junior Livestock Show kicks off Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The show will run through Saturday, January 13, 2018, in the Main Arena of the Young County Arena. Come out and show your support for our local kids at this great event.

Before you head to the arena, stop by J&N Feed and Seed for Sullivan Show Supplies, show feeds by Lindner, Moorman, Honor Show Chow, shavings and more. Let our experts help you raise a winner in the ring this show season. Good luck to everyone showing this year!

Location: Young County Arena – 120 Barclay Blvd. Graham, TX

Date: Thursday, January 11, through Saturday, January 13, 2018

Click here for driving directions to Young County Arena.

 

 

 

Case Knives 10% off in December

Friday, November 17th, 2017
Dec ’17Dec
131

Case KnivesCase Knives are 10% off in December at J&N Feed and Seed! Get Dad what he really wants for Christmas this year!

J&N Feed and Seed is your official dealer of Case Knives.  Case knives are premium pocket knives hand-crafted with care. When you purchase a Case pocket knife, you are investing in more than just a name, you are buying quality.

What makes a Case® knife different?

Made In The U.S.A. Since 1889 every Case Knife is made with pride in the United States.

Hand-Crafted. Every knife is handcrafted by the most skilled artisans and cutlers in the business.

160 steps. Each knife takes over 160 manufacturing processes to complete.

Tradition. Case knives are cherished possessions passed down through generations and hand crafted to stand the test of time.

Tested XX. A symbol of Case’s commitment to quality which can be traced back to the early days when blades were tempered and tested not just once (X), but twice (XX).

Collectable. 19,000 plus members of the Case Collectors Club attest to the fact that Case knives are the most collected knives in the world.

Natural Handles. Case stretches to the far corners of the earth to find the finest natural handle materials available.

Premium Knives. Case is dedicated to making the everyday tool into a valuable treasure for discerning men and women who want more than just a knife.

Experience. Case has been making pocketknives since 1889. With over a century of experience, we know how to make a premium pocketknife.

Whether you are looking for a small or large knives for a variety of uses, J&N Feed and Seed is your best source in Young County  for quality knives. Visit us today— our knowledgeable staff can help you select the best knife product for you.

To learn more about our wide selection of knives, please click here to visit our contact page. We are more than happy to answer your questions!

5th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree Shop Graham First

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Oct ’17Dec
288

The 5th Annual Shop Graham First Holiday Shopping Spree event is here! Have you heard of this great program called Holiday Shopping Spree right here in Graham, Texas?   Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Shop Graham First, Holiday Shopping Spree encourages patronage to local stores and businesses in Graham.  This year, over $3,000 in prizes are up for grabs, so start shopping!

J&N Feed & Seed is a participating retailer.  Stop by and pick up your Holiday Shopping Spree card today and start shopping in Graham!

Here’s how it works:

  • Shopping cards available at participating merchants and the Graham Chamber of Commerce.
  • Shoppers will receive a punch for every $, $10, or $20 pretax purchase at the participating merchants.
  • Completed punch cards to be delivered to the Chamber by 5:00 pm on December 7, 2017
  • Shoppers receive ONE ENTRY for every completed card.
  • Winners are selected from a drawing on Friday, December 8th.

Experience the holidays with all the hustle and bustle at our Holiday Shopping Spree and wrap up all your shopping in Graham, at over 50 participating retailers.

J&N Feed and Seed is a proud member of the Graham Chamber of Commerce and a proud participant of the 5th Annual Shop Graham First Holiday Shopping Spree.

 

 

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