The Hearty Homestead

 

Spooktacular Halloween Jumbles-Homemade Treats for Chickens

Hello Friends!

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Prepare Yourself for Your Newborn Baby Animal!

PREPARE YOURSELF…
Don’t Leave the Well-Being of Your Newborn Animal Up to Chance

Whether it be calves, foals, kids, lambs, etc., Birthing Season, or as we like to call it, “Milk Season,” is here and baby animals are on their way! With so many thoughts running through your head in preparation for the birth of your newborn baby animals, we want to take a second and remind you of the importance of having animal colostrum on hand at all times.

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Chicken Breeds Selection For A Rainbow Egg Basket

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing breeds for your flock, but most perspective and current chicken owners have one thing on the brain… EGGS.  Sure, egg production is a major factor, but it’s no surprise that egg color has eclipsed many other considerations as people choose their breeds.  Similar to how a coach chooses a lineup, backyard chicken enthusiasts are now strategically outlining their flock to ensure a diverse egg basket filled with as many colors from the eggshell rainbow as possible.

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Dealing With Loss In The Backyard Flock


From choosing your breeds to create colorful egg basket to building the perfect chicken coop, getting into backyard chickens is a fun and exciting process.  Many backyard chicken keepers even name their hens, feed them treats, and spend time with them snapping photos or taking home video.  And while the experience is extremely rewarding, there are the less talked about, sadder sides of keeping a backyard flock.

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In Honor of 10,000 Facebook Likes: Top 10 Favorite Poultry Products!

Woohoo!  The Manna Pro Poultry facebook page hit 10,000 likes this morning.  In honor of all our fantastic fans, we have decided to review our top 10 favorite poultry products AND do a giveaway for 10 lucky poultry peeps!

You might not realize it, but Manna Pro actually offers 27 different specialty poultry products.  That's a lot of different ways to nurture your flock.  Not only does this mean that we offer a solution for almost every issue your birds might face, but it also means that choosing our ten favorites is HARD.  However, after much thought and deliberation, we have chosen our top ten product from our extensive poultry line.

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The Yorkshire Terrier That Wouldn't Give Up!

 

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Sandy: A Story of One Amazing Rabbit, Part 2

I know you've all been on edge to hear more about the amazing story of Sandy, the rabbit! Enjoy!

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Sandy: A Story of One Amazing Rabbit

From our Manna Pro Rabbit Facebook page, we were fortunate enough to find multiple customers who also blog! In this 4-part series entitiled: "Sandy: A Story of One Amazing Rabbit" you will be able to follow the journey of Cindi Hinton, of Quietcreek Farm, as she takes you on the journey of their newest addition to their rabbitry.  This 4-part series takes you on a journey of Cindi and her love and dedication to the health and well-being of her rabbits.

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Top 8 Tips for Keeping Your Backyard Chickens Cool in the Summer


Well Memorial Day has come and gone and the summer heat is here to stay.  With that in mind, it is important to maintain a cool environment for your flock.  All across the country, temperatures for mid-summer can reach 90+ degrees with high humidity.  Although chickens are very adaptable to weather changes, they usually perform their best around 75 degrees and below.  Consistently high summer temperatures can cause your chickens to suffer from heat stress, overheating, or even stop their egg laying process.  For heavier breeds, extreme heat can even cause death.  Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to help combat the high summer temperatures.

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A Respiratory Revolution for Safeguarding Rabbit Health

While rabbits are certainly cute and cuddly, any rabbit owner knows that they require a large amount of work to keep them healthy and thriving. For some rabbit owners, that can mean sacrificing their homes at times to better suit their rabbits’ needs. 

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