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Pet Food Frequent Buyer Cards

Did you know Burns Feed Store carries many different brands of pet foods?
Many of those have frequent buyer cards that award owners who buy multiple bags, a free one after so many. Our Astro Loyalty program keeps tracks of your purchases here at the store.
With so many options of pet food, we like to make things a little easier for pet owners to decide and we definitely understand how expense your critters can get. That is why we love to help ease the choices by taking care of helping you choose the right food for your pet and rewarding you and your pet for shopping here at Burns Feed Store.
Some of the brands we carry that offer a free bag offer include: Taste of The Wild, Nutrisource, Petcurean, Merrick, Northwest Naturals, Canidae, Solid Gold and more. This program is good for dog and cat food, including World’s Best cat litter.
If you have been buying these brands or others and have not been asked about a frequent buyer card, stop in and we can get you started.

Spring Cleaning for Your Traeger

Keep your Traeger in tip top shape by regular cleaning. Spring is a great time to do a good cleaning and maintenance check. Check out these tips below to help you keep your grill running and functioning at the highest level possible!

1. Invest in a Traeger Cover. If a Traeger is stored outside during wet weather, water can get into the Pellet Hopper. When pellets get wet, they expand and can clog the auger. Additionally, a Traeger cannot cook with wet wood. If you do not have a cover, take extra care to keep the pellet hopper covered and away from any water.

2. Clean your Grease Drain Pan. Changing the aluminum foil on the grease pan often is a great first step, but to get the most out of your Traeger you must clean underneath the foil as well. Use a metal spatula to scrape the extra grease and debris from the grease pan and the grease drain tube. Grease is easiest to clean when it is slightly warm. If the grease drain tube becomes plugged or blocked, a grease fire can result. Clean those areas periodically to prevent build-up.

3. Empty your Grease Bucket. This job is not pretty, but it is pretty easy. Empty your grease into something you can discard, such as a plastic cup. Do not pour grease down the sink drain or into the gutter. Be sure to let the grease cool thoroughly before discarding it. Rinse your bucket with hot, soapy water to remove any remaining grease. To make future clean up easier, line your grease bucket with aluminum foil.

4. Wipe Down your Grill Exterior. To keep that powder coating looking like new, use warm soapy water to cut through any grease. Do not use oven cleaners, abrasive cleaners, or scouring pads on the outside of your grill.

5. Remove extra ash from the Firepot. Periodically remove the Porcelain Grill Grate, Grease Drain Pan, and Heat Baffle to clean the ash in and around the Firepot. This step can be fast and easy by using a standard shop vac. Make sure all grill components are cold before vacuuming up the extra ash. We recommend cleaning your Traeger once for every 5 times you use it. These tips will help keep your Traeger running beautifully for years to come!

Stop in Burns Feed Store for all your Traeger grill necessities, from covers to cleaners.

Moss Control in Wet Weather

Moss develops in our lawns and landscapes, and on our roofs and other hard surfaces around the home during the wet, dark months of winter. Moss will smother flowerbeds and choke out the grass in lawns. It can cover roofs, decks, sidewalks and driveways. It can eventually damage these surfaces and may present a “slip” hazard to people walking over these moss encrusted areas. Moss grows in areas of ample moisture, shade, poor drainage, and on acidic soils and unclean surfaces. Burns Feed Store (BFS) has a number of different products available to solve your particular moss problem.

Items containing iron are best to rid a lawn or landscape of moss. These are available in liquid and granular forms. BFS carries granular Moss Max in 20# bags and a generic iron sulfate in 50# bags for treating lawns. Moss Out in gallon size liquid concentrate or a ready to use hose-end quart are in stock too. This can be applied to the lawn or to other landscaped areas such as flower/shrub beds. All of these work best when it’s cool and wet. Apply a treatment the day before a good rain comes. The rain will dissolve and carry the moss killer into the mossy area. The moss will begin to turn brown or black in color indicating it has died.  A treated lawn may take on a blackish color too. This is temporary and won’t harm the grass because it does not respond to iron the same way as moss will.

Products used to kill moss on roofs, walks, driveways and hard surfaces are different. Moss in these areas should be treated with products containing granular zinc sulfate (a non-staining product) or a liquid with an ammoniated soap as the active ingredient. BFS has Moss Out granules for roofs and hard surfaces in 4# and 6# containers, plus a liquid Moss Out in a 54oz. concentrate and a 27oz. ready to use hose-end sprayer for use on most hard surfaces. A generic zinc sulfate in a 50# bag is available for large or multiple jobs. Apply these products at recommended rates shortly before rain. This will activate the product used, giving the best result. The moss will turn color to brown or black indicating it has died. The dead moss can then be easily removed from the treated surface.

Please stop by BFS and one of our friendly staff will help you select the appropriate product to eliminate your moss problems.

Runner Ducks

Runner ducks were originated in SW Asia. They were known for their high egg production and excellent mobility. Flocks of these ducks are raised because they are light weight, they won’t trample vegetation while searching for bugs and slugs. You will not find a better foraging duck than a runner.

Over the course of the past 80 years,  breeding programs in England and the United States have primarily focused on coloration, which has resulted in the runner ducks no longer excelling in egg production and instead they are just average layers.

 

Burns Feed Store in Gresham, Oregon will be selling multiple Indian Runner ducklings. Please check out our chick schedule to see when particular breeds are coming in. Ducks and Geese are at the bottom of the page.

 

  • All goslings are special orders in 2020

Dental Health for Dogs

The dental health of a dog is something dog owners should pay attention to in order to make sure their dog’s health is as optimal as it can be.  Sometimes, dental health is overlooked and forgotten about, as eighty-five percent of all pets have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age. Dental disease can result in bad breath, painful chewing and tooth loss.  The bacteria under the gum can travel to the heart, kidneys and liver and create more health issues.

If the plaque and tarter build up gets too bad, a professional dental cleaning is required to remove it from a pet’s teeth and to assess the health of the mouth.  The only way this can be done is to put the dog under anesthesia.  This can be an expensive vet visit that can be avoided with the proper at home care.

There are many ways you can help your pet at home.

Just as with people, daily brushing can help remove food particles from between your pet’s teeth. You can purchase multiple types of toothbrushes and toothpastes. Human toothpastes should be avoided because they contain ingredients that should not be swallowed by your pet.

If brushing is not a good option, there are many foams and gels that can be applied to dogs teeth that will breakdown the plaque and tarter. There are also products that can put into your pets water which can be used as an easy solution to dental care for the dogs.

Proper dental treats can also help as the grinding and scraping action of chewing can keep plaque and tarter to a minimum.

Using some or all of these products will help us assist our dogs to have the best oral health they can have.

You can find all of these products at Burns Feed Store.

E-Z Haul Carts

Are you tired of tipping over the single tire wheelbarrow? It’s time to make your job a little easier with an E-Z Haul Cart! The perfect balance of an E-Z Haul Cart will get the job done with less effort. These carts are built to last! They are made with the most durable components to handle big loads, regardless of cart size. The E-Z Haul Cart is available in three sizes with load ratings from 250 to 600 pounds. Sizes available at Burns Feed Store are:
5 1/2Cu.Ft. Garden Cart
8Cu.Ft. Utility Cart
11 1/2Cu.Ft. Jumbo Cart
Since 1986, the E-Z Haul cart has been manufactured in the United States, to provide cost effective service for new products and replacement parts. We carry a full line of replacement parts if you need to spruce up your old cart!
E-Z Haul Carts are Affordable, Durable and Versatile!

Events

Equine Educational Seminar CANCELED 3/9/2020

April 9th, 2020 at 7 pm Burns Feed Store will host an Equine Educational Seminar

 

*Mark Silva from Purina Feed talking about energy concepts for horses.

*Dr. Sandquist from Columbia Equine will be discussing equine dentistry.

 

The first 50 people will receive Purina Equine Feed coupons.

 

Three lucky customers who attend will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a monthly riding pass or trail course passes to Mt. Hood Center in Boring, Oregon.

Please call Burns Feed Store at 503.663.3246 to reserve your seat!