Calico Blossom

Tina

Based in the Missouri Ozarks, Tina lives on a small hobby farm with her mini horses, chickens, ducks, geese, cats, and dogs. She created Calico Blossom due to her lifelong love for animals and desire to share some useful tips which make life with animals just a little easier and a little happier. Above all, Tina believes caring for animals is good for the soul.

Finding the best joint supplement for small dogs

Small dogs are wonderful. Unfortunately, they are also prone to joint problems. While issues such as hip dysplasia tend to only plague large breeds, small dogs are exceptionally prone to slipped kneecaps (luxating patellas) and sprains from jumping off high surfaces. You can help ensure your small dog stays active by feeding it a supplement designed to treat joint discomfort or damage.

Do ducks eat ticks? Yes, they do!

I think we can all agree ticks are pretty much the worst creatures on the planet. In today’s environmentally-conscious world, increasing numbers of people are looking for green solutions to common issues like pest control. As backyard poultry keeping grows more popular, many people find themselves asking the question: do ducks eat ticks? The answer is a resounding YES!

keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

How to keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

Mice and rats pretty much go hand in hand with farming, unfortunately! instead of being horrified, just know you can keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn. I’ll show you how to do this below, by improving the security and cleanliness of your barnyard, as well as by regularly setting traps.

The most useful supplies for winter horse care

The most useful supplies for winter horse care

Winter horse care isn’t always very fun, but it’s important for our horses’ health. Here’s some MUST have winter horse supplies to make your life easier.

Fluffy baby chicks from Cackle Hatchery

If you’re a poultry fancier, one of the best parts of spring is finally getting your long-awaited box of baby poultry. Baby chicks are pretty much the cutest thing on the planet, and our chicks for 2017 are no exception.

Why your ducks are turning white

There’s little question color plays a large role in selecting a breed of poultry to own. Ducks are no exception, and come in a wide array of beautiful colors. So, some people are taken by surprise when their duck grows new feathers for the year, horrified to find their lovely dark-feathered duck now has white spots. What happened?

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