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Temporary Store Hours

For the safety of our employees and customers, our hours have temporarily changed. Please bare with us at this time, as we need to have time to re-stock and sterilize our store! Our doors will remain open. Please call and pay over the phone for curbside pickup!

Mon-Fri 8AM-3PM

Sat 8AM-2PM

How we're addressing COVID-19

Fallbrook Fertilizer, Feed & Farm Supply Customers

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues to unfold, I am reaching out to you – a valued customer – as Fallbrook Fertilizer, Feed & Farm Supply continues to navigate this ever-evolving situation. First and foremost, the health and wellbeing of you, your loved ones, and our own employees remain our top priority.


At Fallbrook Fertilizer, Feed & Farm Supply, we are committed to doing all that we can to help you and your animals during these challenging times, while simultaneously prioritizing the safety of our own employees. As we implement business continuity plans, please know that we are working to support you while sustaining the supply of Animal Food, Products & Agriculture Supplies.


We have implemented protocols at our store to limit the potential transmission of this virus, including limiting visitors, and enhancing our cleaning and sanitization efforts. Through all this, customer service remains at the heart of all that we do! Sorry, at this time we will not be accepting any returns or refunds on any products, due to limiting the spread of COVID-19.
However, our sales representatives will continue to work to serve the needs of you and your animals, helping to maintain inventories of essential products, and equipping you with any additional resources you may need in support of your needs.


We will be offering curbside assistance. Please call our store at 760-728-6717 or 760-728-5101.
If you need a delivery service please call Kathy at Road-Runner Errands at 760-277-0089.


Finally, in regard to our portfolio, we can confirm that while supply and demand vary by product, we are not aware of any significant near-term impacts on the availability of our supplies, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Should this change, we will be in touch with you.

Our thoughts are with those in all impacted outbreak areas, and we extend our sincere appreciation to the many healthcare providers and volunteers who are doing so much to assist our communities. As we continue to assess this fluid situation, we sincerely appreciate your patience and thank you for your ongoing partnership.


Warm regards,
the whole team at Fallbrook Fertilizer, Feed & Farm Supply

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Virulent Newcastle Disease Notice

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The regional quarantine is still in effect.

  

Due to this quarantine, we will not contribute to infect any of our beloved flocks! 

We will order chicks when this disease is gone! 

We sure do miss them as much as you! 

 

  For a list of virulent Newcastle disease cases since the outbreak began in May 2018, visit the USDA VND website. 


Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND)


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April 1, 2020

Virulent Newcastle Disease Update from State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones

During the COVID-19 crisis one item subject to shortages has been eggs. As a result, chicken keepers in the VND quarantine zone have asked if they can move eggs off their properties in order to share them with others.

The current quarantine order prohibits the movement of eggs without permission from CDFA because moving eggs from an infected flock to a home with an uninfected flock will start the outbreak all over again.  No one wants that!  However, there are some simple precautions that can be taken to allow this movement, particularly at a time when eggs are in such high demand.

The essential first step is to receive permission. People interested in moving eggs must contact SFSPermits@cdfa.ca.gov to receive a permit. Any unpermitted movement is a violation of the quarantine.

After receiving permission, it is vital to ensure the flock producing the eggs is healthy and is not a silent carrier of the virus.  If the flock has been consistently protected by the use of biosecurity and no new chickens have been added without a CDFA permit since 2019, the risk of infection is low.  Further, if the person taking the eggs does not have chickens and is not in contact with chickens, the risk of spread is close to zero. 

Additionally, the eggs must be cleaned and sanitized before leaving the premises, and egg suppliers should not accept used egg crates back unless they are non-porous and cleaned and sanitized ahead of time. 

I encourage you to review our website for detailed biosecurity information (https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/Animal_Health/BioSpecies/BioPoultry.html), but some basics include:  Do not allow visitors to the area where you keep your birds, use dedicated clothes and footwear when interacting with your birds and keep rodents away from your birds and out of their feed.  Our outbreak statistics show that you need to be extra cautious if you have more than 20 birds, greater than 50% roosters in your flock, or if you’re in a high-risk area.

Remember, eggs are a valuable source of nutrition and those that produce eggs have a responsibility to ensure they are safe to eat by following egg safety guidance.  Also, please be aware that in order to sell or market eggs, you must register as an Egg Handler with the CDFA Egg Safety and Quality Management Program. More information about egg safety and registration can be found at:https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/mpes/esqm.html.

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February 20, 2020

Virulent Newcastle Disease Update from State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones

Many southern California residents may be wondering why their local feed and pet stores do not have chicks for sale this spring.  While virus levels in the region are greatly reduced, VND continues to impact backyard flocks inside the regional quarantine area, as evidenced by the detection of more than 20 new cases this winter. DNA from these recent cases suggests they are all related, most likely from a single source with further spread due to bird movement, lax biosecurity, and commingling at feed and pet stores.  

Feed and pet stores provide a critical infrastructure for bird owners. Not only are they a source of feed, equipment and birds, they are also a gathering place for like-minded people where information and experiences can be shared. Unfortunately, this foot traffic also means that some customers may be carrying the virus on their shoes or clothing. When a store with this type of foot traffic also houses poultry, it gives the virus a chance to find a new host and become even more infectious.  Keeping poultry, including baby chicks, out of these important community businesses will help the region become VND free.

The best defense against the virus is to continue practicing good biosecurity.

  • DO NOT MOVE YOUR BIRDS
  • Disinfect and change shoes and clothes before and after handling your birds
  • Do not wear clothes and shoes used with your flock to places with poultry or other bird owners
  • Wash hands thoroughly
  • Do not handle birds while at feed or pet stores
  • Disinfect anything purchased at the store before introducing it to your flock (feeders, waters, etc.) 


Be aware of the signs of VND in your flock and report any sick birds to the CDFA Sick Bird Hotline (1-866-922-2473) right away.

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 February 25, 2020

San Bernardino

Backyard exhibition chickens


February 21, 2020

San Bernardino

Backyard exhibition chickens

February 18, 2020

San Bernardino

Backyard exhibition chickens 


 January 13, 2020

San Bernardino

Backyard exhibition chickens 


 January 8, 2020

San Bernardino

Backyard exhibition chickens 




It is important to note that any bird movement within a quarantined area is prohibited by law and violators are subject to fines ranging from $100 to $1,000, or up to $25,000 if a violator is proven to have moved the virus.


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Attention: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is not allowing shipments of live birds (all) or hatching/embryonated eggs into or out of zip codes 90000-93599 in California. For more information: https://postalpro.usps.com/node/6643


 The modified quarantine extends from the Northern and Southern borders of western Riverside County to the Salton Sea—including the Coachella Valley—and as far east as Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County, with a Northern boundary of State Route 58 at the Kern County line. 

Unfortunately, even birds and flocks that previously tested negative, but now fall within a designated mandatory euthanasia area, must be euthanized. USDA/CDFA staff will contact affected bird owners with orders specific to their property.

 

 

The disease put California on a quarantine, keeping businesses from buying new chickens, leaving cages empty. The incident, according to CDFA, started May of 2018.

Symptoms owners should look out for:

  • Sudden death and increased death loss in flock;
  • Sneezing, gasping for air, nasal discharge, coughing;
  • Greenish, watery diarrhea;
  • Decreased activity, tremors, drooping wings, twisting of head and neck, circling, complete stiffness; and
  • Swelling around the eyes and neck.

The disease does not affect meat humans consume. People can catch the disease through touching a chicken's bodily fluids, and a person could come down with mild flu symptoms


To report any sick birds, San Diegans are asked to immediately call the Sick Bird Hotline, 866-922-2473."

Low Cost Shot Clinic Notice...

Temporary private housecalls...

Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Our monthly shot clinic will be temporarily closed due to Covid-19 social distancing regulations.

Private house call services, for our low cost clinic. During the quarantine the Fallbrook Fertilizer Feed veterinarian is now available to provide your pets with there vaccinations. There will be a $10.00 surcharge added. Please call or text #1-442-248-7254 to set up an appointment. This service is only available to Fallbrook residents, and only for the duration of the quarantine. 


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Essential Oils and Your Pet are Like Oil and Water

 

Essential Oils and Your Pet are Like Oil and Water – They Don’t Mix

What are essential oils? Essential oils are volatile, organic constituents of plants that contribute to fragrance and taste.  They are extracted from plants via distillation or cold pressing. Essential oils are utilized in a variety of ways in varying concentrations: as insecticides, in aromatherapies, personal care products (e.g., antibacterials), flavorings, herbal remedies and liquid potpourri.

Though helpful for your own homeopathic treatment, essential oils can pose a toxic risk to household pets.

Without a solid understanding of essential oils or not being educated on appropriate use is what tends to cause the concerns that we see with cats and dogs.


TIP! The higher the concentration of the essential oil (i.e. 100%), the greater the risk to your pet.


Essential oils are rapidly absorbed both orally and across the skin in cats and are then metabolized in the liver. Cats lack an essential enzyme in their liver and as such have difficulty metabolizing and eliminating certain toxins like essential oils.

Essential oils that are known to cause poisoning in cats include oil of sweet birch, citrus oil (d-limonene), Ylang Ylang oil, peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil and eucalyptus oil.


Both dogs and cats can have harmful, poisoning side effect from melaleuca or tea tree oil, pennyroyal/squaw mint, oil of wintergreen and pine oils can have harmful, poisoning side effects.

Symptoms that your pet may develop depend on the type of oil involved in the exposure and can include drooling, vomiting, tremors, ataxia (wobbliness), respiratory distress, low heart rate, low body temperature, and liver or renal failure.

Prevention is the best medicine in limiting essential oil toxicities in pets. If you are going to use essential oils in your daily life, find a reliable source to gain the education that you need to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe.


Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control service available for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. Pet Poison Helpline has the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings. Normally $59 per incident, with AKC Reunite you can plan ahead and subscribe your pet to this life-saving service for only $15 for the lifetime of your pet.


WHAT WILL YOUR PET GET INTO NEXT?

HOW THE PET POISON HELPLINE WORKS

1. OH NO! HELP!
You think your pet has gotten into something potentially toxic. Don't delay, call AKC Reunite at 800-252-7894 for help!

2. VERIFICATION
Provide your pet's microchip ID or AKC Reunite collar tag ID. You will be transferred to the Pet Poison Helpline once your Pet Poison Helpline activation is confirmed.

3. CONSULTATION
Pet Poison Helpline experts will create a detailed report reviewed by veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians and other experts.

4. TREATMENT ADVICE
In your pet's time of need, you are provided recommendations to treat the problem yourself or directed to get immediate professional attention. 

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