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Rabbit Hole Hay 1st Cutting Timothy Hay Review

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We recently moved to a more rural area, and OUT of a subdivision.  Which is great because Goose has more room to play and we have more room for our dogs and a garden, and a few other animals.  This year we added chickens to our list of pets, and they have the added benefit of providing us with eggs.

This is Mailman
This is “Mailman” and one of the hens. At about 6ish weeks.

I had never had chickens, so I did a lot of research, and I knew that they would need an area to nest, and some bedding type stuff to make a nest out of.  We went through A LOT of stuff to find things that they would like to nest and lay eggs in.

They started out laying eggs beside out AC/Heating Unit. That worked until our unit died, and they didn’t like the repairman messing in their area.  Next, they discovered that they could lay eggs in the tomato plants.  That stopped when I started picking the tomatoes. Finally they decided to start laying eggs in their pen. Mostly in the grass clippings, but once the grass clippings would blow or wash away, they would go back to laying in random spots.  So I decided to try some rabbit hay.

"Mailman" and a hen at 8 months old.
“Mailman” and a hen at 8 months old.

I found some timothy hay at rabbitholehay.com that they LOVE.  I got a 1lb box to review, and it has held up to my crazy chickens.  Now, the timothy hay that I got is meant for rabbits, and though I don’t have rabbits any more, I thought it was worth a try for the chickens.

Gerdie
This is the rabbit I had for a very long time named Gerdie.

I got the first cutting, which means the hay is a little more stiff and has more of the seed head things on it.  If I still had my rabbit, this would be great for her teeth, and it would provide her with more nutrition than the 2nd or 3rd cutting.

Overall, I am impressed with the quality of this hay.  My chickens love it.  I do wish I still had a rabbit so that the rabbit could try the hay out, too.

If you have a rabbit or any other animal that would enjoy some timothy hay, The Rabbit Hole and I would like to give one you a pound of 1st cut timothy hay. All you have to do is fill out the form below to enter the contest.

If you have missed the giveaway (sad day), but would still like to check out more about The Rabbit Hole, you can go to their website : http://www.rabbitholehay.com/, and also on the following social media sites:

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Amber Crown Flea and Tick Collar Review

Amber Crown flea and tick collarWe’ve talked about the benifits that Baltic amber has for babies and kids this week, now it’s the furbaby’s turn.  How could Baltic amber help your dog or cat?  Would you believe that it may actually help prevent fleas and ticks?!  I must admit that before I applied to review the Amber Crown Flea and Tick Collar, I had no idea either.

We’ve been using Frontline/Advantage/Advantix for years and years to help prevent a flea infestation again, they worked really well, but I always worried about the chemicals I was putting on my dogs.  I worried for their safety and the safety of the chemicals around Goose and the rest of us.  We really didn’t think we had a choice though.  I knew from my years of working in vet clinics that the “all natural” topical flea products from the store just didn’t work.

Amber Crown Flea and TIck CollarYou are probably asking yourself, how does a rock help prevent fleas and ticks. Well, according to the people at Amber Crown, the Baltic collars work like this.  Baltic Amber is a tree resin that has been fossilized for millions of years.  When the raw Baltic Amber rubs up against your dog or cat’s fur, it causes aromatic terpenes to be released, thus repelling fleas and ticks.  Another way that it works is causes static electricity, fleas and ticks do not like this and let go of the animal.

Amber Crown Flea and Tick COllarSophia doesn’t mind the collar at all.  She has been wearing it for almost a month now, we’ve not seen any ticks.  I have seen some fleas, however, we have been taking the collar off while she was playing with the other dogs or my sister’s dog.  The two fleas we found was when she wasn’t actually wearing the collar, and the fleas were moving really slow so I believe they were dieing.

Amber Crown FLea and Tick Collar

 

The Amber Crown flea and tick collar has a really nice leather closure.  I was really impressed with the quality of the clasp and the leather.

 

Amber Crown Flea and Tick CollarThere was one little adjustment that I made to the collar.  The leather strap that closure does not have anything that holds the extra strap down.  I added a small rubber band just to keep that piece down.  It never bothered her, but it irritated me I don’t know how, but it did.

Overall, I am really surprised how well the Amber Crown flea and tick collar has worked.  I may not completely give up using Frontline/Advantage, but maybe not quite as often.

If you are interested in the Amber Crown Flea and Tick Collar, you can find them on Amazon (PRIME!!!).  They are currently about $31, but that is not a bad price considering they do a 100% guarantee for 100 days, and if it works for you then you will have about a year’s work of flea and tick protection in one collar.

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Best For My Pets Bully Sticks Review

Best for my pets

 

From food to toys, I am always trying to find better and better products for my dogs.  They are like my babies, and I always want what is best for them. Tobie and Bailie have been with us for a long time, and have been with us through some of the worst times in our lives.  Sophia just joined our family a few months after our sweet little Evie passed away last year.

Best for my pets

When I get the chance to review pet products, I always jump at the chance, because I want other pet parents to know what is good for their animals too.  So, recently my little 8 lbs Sophia got to review the Best for my Pets Bully Sticks.

Best for my petsWhen I first saw the bully sticks, I was worried that they would be too big for her, but as you can see she had no problem trapping that bully stick between her little paws, and going to town.

Bets for my pets

 

Sophia is the type of dog who really really likes to chew on toys and treats, so it normally only takes her two or three days to get through the Best for my Pets Bully Sticks, however, I never let her get down to the last few inches because I get afraid she will choke. Even though they are hard like bone, but soft enough to chew and digest, I just get worried something will happen when I’m not looking.

best for my petsYou can see that Sophia loves them, but you have to know that I love them, too!  They are so much better for my furbabies than the junk filled treats that they get a lot of times. The Best for my Pets Bully Sticks are 100% Natural.  They are chemical, gluten, and grain free.  Chewing on the Best for my Pets Bully Sticks promotes good oral health, is 100% digestible, and is high in protein, but low in fat!  There are so many awesome things I could say about the Best for my Pets Bully sticks, but the thing I love most is that they donate a portion of their purchases to help rescue animals.

If you are interested in purchasing some of the Best for My Pets Bully Sticks, you can find them on Amazon.  They come in 8oz packages and each stick is about 6″ long.

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