2021 Chick Bookings

*all orders are subject to change, all are pullets unless noted as straight run (SR)

We provide the lists below to give you an idea what chicks might be expected this season. Please note, however, that availability changes often. For the most accurate information, or to special order something particular, contact your local D&L directly.

Celina

dates listed are ship dates, chicks normally arrive 1-2 days later

  • 02/10/2021
    •  AMERICANAS
  • 02/24/2021
    • LAVENDER ORPINGTONS
  • 03/10/2021
    • CINNAMON QUEENS
  • 03/24/2021
    • SAPPHIRE GEMS
  • 04/14/2021
    • SAPPHIRE OLIVE EGGERS
  • 04/28/2021
    • BLUE LACED GOLD WYANDOTTES
  • 05/5/2021
    • CHOCOLATE ORPINGTONS
  • 05/19/2021
    • SPECKLED SUSSEX
  • 06/2/2021
    • BLUE/BLACK/SPLASH WHITE CRESTED POLISH
  • 06/16/2021
    • LAVENDER ORPINGTONS
  • 07/14/2021
    • SILVER POLISH
  • 08/11/2021
    • FRENCH BLACK COPPER MARANS
  • 09/22/2021
    • CHOCOLATE ORPINGTONS
    • SAPPHIRE GEMS

Sanger

dates listed are ship dates, chicks normally arrive 1-2 days later

  • 02/03/2021
    •  RHODE ISLAND RED
    •  BARRED ROCK
    •  BUFF ORPINGTON
    •  EASTER EGGER
  • 02/10/2021
    •  PRODUCTION RED
    •  BLACK AUSTRALORP
    •  EASTER EGGER
    •  HATCHERY CHOICE BANTAM (SR)
  • 02/17/2021
    •  RED STAR
    •  RHODE ISLAND RED
    •  BUFF ORPINGTON
    •  EASTER EGGER
  • 02/24/2021
    •  BLACK STAR
    •  NEW HAMPSHIRE RED
    •  BLACK AUSTRALORP
    •  EASTER EGGER
  • 03/03/2021
    •  RHODE ISLAND RED
    •  BARRED ROCK
    •  SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE
    •  HATCHERY CHOICE COCHIN
  • 03/10/2021
    •  PRODUCTION RED
    •  BARRED ROCK
    •  BLACK AUSTRALORP
    •  EASTER EGGER
  • 03/17/2021
    •  GOLDEN STAR
    •  NEW HAMPSHIRE RED
    •  BUFF ORPINGTON
    •  HATCHERY CHOICE BANTAM (SR)
  • 03/24/2021
    •  BLACK STAR
    •  SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE
    •  EASTER EGGER
    •  HATCHERY CHOICE SEBRIGHT BANTAM (SR)
  • 03/31/2021
    •  RHODE ISLAND RED
    •  BUFF ORPINGTON
    •  CUCKOO MARANS
    •  HATCHERY CHOICE POLISH (SR)
    • HATCHERY CHOICE DUCK (SR)
    • HATCHERY CHOICE GOOSE (SR)
  • 04/07/2021
    •  GOLDEN STAR
    •  BARRED ROCK
    •  SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE
    •  OLIVE EGGER  LST
  • 04/14/2021
    • BLACK STAR
    • NEW HAMPSHIRE RED
    • SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE
    • HATCHERY CHOICE CRESTED CHICK (SR)
    • HATCHERY CHOICE DUCK (SR)
    • HATCHERY CHOICE GOOSE (SR)
    • HATCHERY CHOICE RARE TURKEY (SR)
  • 04/21/2021
    •  RHODE ISLAND RED
    •  BARRED ROCK
    •  BUFF ORPINGTON
    •  HATCHERY CHOICE  POLISH (SR)
  • 04/28/2021
    •  BLACK STAR
    •  PRODUCTION RED
    •  BUFF ORPINGTON
    •  HATCHERY CHOICE SEBRIGHT BANTAM (SR)
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D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 10

It’s Time To Winterize

Giving your lawn one last feeding before winter really helps to make sure it has the nutrients it needs to get through the winter.  This will help it bounce back quicker, and healthier, in the spring. 

Ferti-Lome’s Winterizer & Weed Preventer includes a fertilizer and pre-emergent.  In addition to giving your lawn nutrients it gives you another shot at controlling spring weeds before they start.      

Spread 4 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. using a broadcast spreader. You can water it in or apply just before it rains. 


D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 9

It’s Time For Ryegrass

Ryegrass sprouts quickly and thrives in the cooler weather giving us North Texans the opportunity for a green lawn all winter long.  It also provides an excellent source of forage for grazing animal and can drastically reduce your need for hay through the winter.   Other benefits of Ryegrass include serving as a cool-season ground cover to help minimize erosion, good resistance to most diseases, and the roots break through compacted soil leading to improved soil structure.  

For lawns we recommend spreading 10-20 lbs per 1,000 square feet and for pastures we recommend 20-25 lbs per acre.  With proper watering the seed should germinate in 7-10 days.   

Want to learn more about Ryegrass?  Click Here


D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 8

Your lawn will appreciate a fall feeding

Applying a good application of fertilizer in the fall will help give your lawns the nutrients it needs to get through the winter.  

This fall application will help increase the density of your lawn.  In addition, it helps your lawn resist winter weeds and improves recovery in the spring.  

Depending on your soil type we have 2 go-to traditional, slow-release fertilizers we recommend.  The slow release coating on these allows the nutrients to release slowly, over time to prevent burning and longer lasting results.

  • 21-7-14 slow release is recommended for sandy soils.  The application rate is 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • 16-20-00 slow release is recommended for clay soils.  The application rate is 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.

Looking for an organic option?  The MicroLife Multi-Purpose 6-2-4 is a fantastic, all-purpose fertilizer.  It is a proven performer for all turfgrasses, ornamentals, perennials, trees, flowers & vegetables.  This formula provides over 100 nutrients, minerals and vitamins and is 100% slow release and will not burn.  For lawns spread 15-20 lbs per 1,000 square feet.


D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 6

Managing Summer Stress

The heat of the summer can be super stressful for many, including your lawn.  Using MicroLife Humates Plus is a great way to open the soil, add nutrients and allow the root system to grow bigger & deeper.  By doing this you’ll increase the water holding capacity of your soil and oxygen flow to the plant is increased.  When you do water you’ll want to water longer (deeper) and less often.  This will help encourage the roots to grow deeper. 

Humates Plus is easy to spread with a broadcast spreader at 5-10 lbs per 1,000 square feet.  It will not burn and is safe to use around your pets & kids.  It can also be used in your flower beds. 

Bear Branch Soccer Fields Before
Bear Branch Soccer Fields After Humates +

July News

July is Hydration Awareness Month

Keeping Your Pets Hydrated

Keeping your pets hydrated is just as important as keeping your self hydrated. Like us, dog & cat bodies are made of mostly water and staying hydrated is crucial to their health.

In general dogs should consume 1 oz of water for every pound of body weight. For cats, the general guideline is just under that – 3.5-4.5 oz per 5 lbs of body weight. However, the environment and weather (hello, Texas summer) can play a role in how much water they need to consume. Obviously providing fresh, clean water to your pets is the first step in keeping them hydrated, but there are some other things you can do to increase their water intake:  

  • adding liquid toppers to their food like bone broth or goat milk;
  • including raw food in their diet – most frozen varieties have quite a bit of moisture
  • adding some canned food to their diet.

Hydration Is Key To Keeping Chickens Cool

For our backyard chickens, the practice should be similar to other animals: Clean, cool water is essential. Follow the general rule of providing 500 millilitres of fresh water per bird per day. This equates to one gallon for every seven adult birds. 
Drinking water helps cool a chicken’s body temperature. In high temperatures, chickens will drink up to twice as much water as during temperate conditions. If birds do not have quality water, they are less likely to eat or lay eggs.  read more


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D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 5

Summer Feeding

Now is the time for your second fertilizer application. Providing nutrients now will help your lawn get through the stress of the heat of the summer. You can use a broadcast spreader to apply your fertilizer on a freshly mowed lawn and then water it in. If you can time your application just before a rain that works too!


Rice University Sports Fields Fertilized with MicroLife 6-2-4

Depending on your soil type we have 2 go-to traditional, slow-release fertilizers we recommend. The slow release coating on these allows the nutrients to release slowly over time to prevent burning and longer lasting results.
• 21-7-14 slow release is recommended for sandy soils. The application rate is 10 lbs per 1,000 square feet, it comes in a 50 lb bag.
• 16-20-00 slow release is recommended for clay soils. The application rate is 10 lbs per 1,000 square feet, it comes in a 50 lb bag.
Looking for an organic option? The MicroLife Multi-Purpose 6-2-4 is a fantastic, all-purpose fertilizer. It is a proven performer for all turfgrasses, ornamentals, perennials, trees, flowers & vegetables. This formula provides over 100 nutrients, minerals and vitamins. It is 100% slow release and will not burn. For lawns spread 15-20 lbs per 1,000 square feet.


Insect Control

As you work to build the health of your soil you may begin to notice fewer and fewer pests in your yard, but it’s a long process. To help control insects we recommend Hi-Yield Turf Ranger as a good broad-spectrum option. Fertilome’s NaturalGuard Lawn Shield is our go-to organic option – it’s cedar oil based and creates an irritant scent barrier to keep pests away.


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