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More eggs, less work! Hentopia is in reach for every chicken-keeper.

As flock owners across the country know, chicken-keeping has many benefits. Hens make wonderful pets with bright personalities, and the easy access to breakfast food simply can’t be beat. But daily chores, regular coop cleanings, and predator worries can be overwhelming for the flock owner balancing the demands of a busy schedule or wanting to travel. Frank Hyman’s Hentopia solves the dilemma of how to tend chickens without feeling chained to the coop by offering creative inventions that streamline daily care and feeding requirements.

Backyard keepers looking to reduce their chores but keep their chickens will love Hentopia. The book features 21 low-cost, imaginative projects to help keep chickens safe, minimize the workload, and make use of salvaged and recycled materials. Hyman’s lively, humorous voice makes this an easy read, and clear instructions and colorful photography ensure that anyone – even those with minimal carpentry skills – can tackle these tasks. From building a coop to adding fun “enrichments” that make life more interesting for chickens — like a Chunnel (chicken tunnel), Jungle Gym, and Scratch-and-Snack Bar — the book includes projects perfect for inexperienced and seasoned chicken-keepers alike.
An innovative guide to simplifying the chicken chore routine, Hentopia helps backyard chicken-keepers and homesteaders reduce the time they spend on daily maintenance and care so they have more time to simply enjoy their feathered friends.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank Hyman is the author of Hentopia. A designer, builder, gardener, and freelance writer, Hyman leads workshops on designing and building chicken coops and hen habitats. He has written for Organic Gardening, Modern Farmer, Fine Gardening, Hobby Farms, and the New York Times. He lives and maintains his own flock’s hentopia in Durham, North Carolina.
As flock owners across the country know, chicken-keeping has many benefits. Hens make wonderful pets with bright personalities, and the easy access to breakfast food simply can’t be beat. But daily chores, regular coop cleanings, and predator worries can be overwhelming for the flock owner balancing the demands of a busy schedule or wanting to travel. Frank Hyman’s Hentopia solves the dilemma of how to tend chickens without feeling chained to the coop by offering creative inventions that streamline daily care and feeding requirements.

On Sale December 2018

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Annabelle Comes Home

Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster and RatPac-Dune Entertainment present an R rated, 106 minute, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, directed and written by Gary Dauberman, story by James Wan with a theater release date of June 26, 2019.

Talkkin' Pets News

June 30, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Matt Nall - Super Pet Tampa Bay, Florida

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer / Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Lisa Ward, Co-Director of Education at Maddie's Fund will join Jon and Talkin' Pets June 30, 2018 at 635pm EST to discuss The Million Cat Challenge

Debbie Guardian, President and Founder of Opie & Dixie will join Jon and Talkin' Pets June 30, 2018 at 720pm EST to discuss and give away her 100% natural organic Paw Balm

This is a book about animals on what can be considered a small farm, the title character is the runt of a group of fourteen newly acquired chicks. On this farm, the animals are considered to be part of the family and all of them have their own names. The attitudes of the chickens are developed with this in mind,,although they have distinct personalities. Once the chicks are large enough to be safer from predators, they are allowed to roam freely, at this time “Bodo,” a Hungarian bird dog, takes over as their protector. There are also horses on this farm and they easily converse with the chickens. The horses are valuable show horse’s and some have traveled all the way to Europe to compete. When they are told that the horses wear blankets and other fashion accessories, the chickens are jealous and express a desire to also be dressed up. The entire farm is presented as a happy family, where all of the animals communicate with each other, yet the humans appear to be oblivious to this. That does not diminish this excellent story about animals of different species that form a society. The story is filled with life lesson’s such as sharing, trust, friendships , love, being yourself and proud of it and simple life pleasures such as splashing in puddles .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Whimsical Farm Animals Form Lasting Friendships In A Runtamuffin Tale
West Palm Beach, FL ― Life’s a real zoo at Legacy Farms, where 14 chickens, a couple of dogs and an assortment of horses with diverse temperaments learn to share their days on the sprawling homestead.
Based on the true life adventures of author Melissa Taylor’s charming chickens, A Runtamuffin Tale is a delightful new children’s book that follows the life of Runtamuffin — or Runti — a tiny chicken with a big personality. Runti becomes the first chicken brave enough to form a bond with one of the farm’s largest inhabitants — a beautiful horse named Mariett.
All the animals on the farm soon learn that differences in size and outward appearances don’t mean a thing in this colorful tale that subtly interweaves valuable life lessons on sharing, believing in yourself, love, friendship, anti-bullying and mutual respect.
The 57-page book, wonderfully illustrated by Marc Beauregard, targets children ages 6 to 12 and would make a treasured addition to any family’s home or elementary school library.
Author Melissa Taylor was born and raised in the small town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Melissa’s mom filled her childhood home with animals, which cultivated Melissa’s love and desire to surround herself with all types of four- and two-legged creatures. She currently lives, owns and runs a farm with her husband in South Florida with 14 chickens, 34 horses, 5 dogs and a cockatiel. For more information about Melissa and her children’s book, please visit: www.runtavision.com.
A Runtamuffin Tale Release date: 2017 ISBN: 978-0-9989887-0-2 Hardcover and digital download available from www.runtavision.com.
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Excerpt from Kirkus Review: “Whatever their temporary differences, the farm is a little family where everyone has fun. In her debut, Taylor provides warm scenarios of friendship, growing trust, and simple pleasures, such as splashing in puddles.”

 

Talkin' Pets News

October 21, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestrial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - David Yates, CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/21/17 at 5pm EST to discuss the past, present and future of the aquarium as well as life with the famous dolphins Winter & Hope

Feline Fix by Five Leads Efforts to Reduce Cat Overpopulation in U.S. and Sandy Robins will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/21/17 at 635pm EST to discuss options

Jerry Grymek Doggis Concierge for the Hotel Penn in NYC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/21/17 at 721pm EST to discuss the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show events

The Voice April 5, 2017

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Talkin' Pets News

12/17/2016

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jeremy Miller

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Special Guest - Hour 1 - Gail Miller Bisher - Director of Communications - Westminster Kennel Club


WARE MANUFATURING INC.

A LEADER IN THE PET SUPPLY INDUSTRY


Phoenix, AZ, April 6, 2016– Ware Manufacturing, Inc.,

a leading manufacturer of quality small animal homes and solution-based accessories,

has been providing award-winning products to the pet supplies industry since 1983. Our plants and distribution centers are positioned to best

serve our customers, with our corporate office located in Phoenix, AZ and second facility located in the Tri-Cities Tennessee area. Our mission is

to combine fun, form, and function into each and every product we create to ensure the best pet keeping experience possible.
At the 2016 Global Pet Expo (GPE), which took place last month in Orlando, Ware Manufacturing took home three New Product Showcase Awards.

Best in Show in both the Cat and Point of Purchase categories and Third Place in the Small Animal Category. Ware Manufacturing Director of Product

Development, Dave Hitsman, has been organizing the company’s Global Pet Expo new product entries for over 10 years. “The New Product Showcase

provides us with a platform for international exposure. It is one of the highlights of GPE and I am proud that Ware is recognized for its creativity year

after year”, shares Dave.
Ware’s innovative team of professionals is among the most knowledgeable in the industry. With over 30 years of manufacturing experience, the Ware

brand has stood the test of time by adapting to industry trends. The company looks forward to another 30+ years of success, offering new and exciting

products that enhance the lives of pet and pet owner.
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Dear Jon,
 
A lot has happened this week with McDonald’s—one of the largest fast-food chains in the world—and thanks to your support, MFA has been at the forefront of these developments.
 
On Wednesday, McDonald’s publicly announced its commitment to going 100 percent cage-free for its U.S. and Canadian egg supply chains. This landmark change will spare nearly 8 million birds each year from a life crammed in cages so small they can’t freely walk, spread their wings, nest, or engage in other basic natural behaviors. While cage-free doesn’t mean cruelty-free, it represents progress.
 
This major shift didn’t happen on its own. For years, MFA and other organizations have campaigned to make this day a reality. Over the years, MFA has conducted investigations at multiple McDonald’s egg suppliers in both the U.S. and Canada, documenting the horrific animal cruelty and severe neglect inherent in confining birds in barren cages. Our hidden cameras exposed birds suffering from open wounds, carcasses left to rot in cages, and other sickening findings.
 
MFA’s campaign to convince McDonald’s to stop confining egg-laying hens in cages included more than 200,000 consumer signatures on our online petitions and the support of animal-friendly celebrities, including Ryan Gosling, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, and Alicia Silverstone.
 
With its cage-free egg announcement, McDonald’s has demonstrated not only that it’s able to drive important change for animals, but also that it’s listening to consumers’ growing concern about the treatment of animals used for food.
 
 
While we celebrate McDonald’s progress in reducing the suffering endured by egg-laying hens, there is still work to be done. Now is the time for the fast-food giant to take meaningful steps to also reduce the cruelty endured by the birds killed for its Chicken McNuggets.
 
Nothing could make this fact clearer than the criminal animal cruelty charges brought yesterday against the owners of a McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets supplier farm after an MFA investigator exposed them beating and stabbing chickens using a spiked club, and standing on the birds’ heads and pulling their wings or bodies to break their necks.
 
MFA is calling on McDonald’s to swiftly adopt meaningful animal welfare policies to end many of the worst forms of cruelty to “broiler” chickens—those raised and killed for meat. Specifically, MFA is calling on McDonald’s to end selective breeding of birds for rapid growth and to shift to slower-growing breeds of birds to prevent health problems related to accelerated growth; provide birds with more space, clean litter, access to natural light, and environmental enrichments; and replace live-shackle slaughter methods with less cruel systems.
 
With your support, we can make this happen, further reducing the suffering experienced by millions of birds each year.
 
Here is what you can do:
It’s never been clearer that the days of cruel factory farms are numbered. But we must continue to push forward to ensure their final day arrives.
 
Sincerely,
 

 
Nathan Runkle
President
 
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Dear Jon,
 
The secret ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is brutal animal cruelty.
 
That’s the finding of a new MFA undercover investigation at a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget supplier—Tyson Foods—that exposed horrific animal abuse, including:
  • Birds painfully beaten, stabbed, and impaled on makeshift clubs spiked with nails and then thrown into buckets to slowly die
  • Factory farm owners stepping on the heads of live chickens and then pulling their wings or bodies to break their necks
  • Chickens bred to grow so fast they became crippled under their own weight and frequently died from organ failure
  • Hundreds of thousands of birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds forced to live for weeks in their own waste
After six short weeks, the surviving birds are grabbed by their legs, wings, and necks and violently slammed into transport crates—often suffering broken bones in the process—and trucked to slaughter.
 
 
You may remember that last month we exposed unimaginable animal abuse at another Tyson factory farm. As shocking as it is, cruelty and violence run rampant in the poultry industry. There are no federal laws to protect chickens during their lives on factory farms, and most states specifically exclude chickens from anti-cruelty laws.
 
That’s why it is so important for McDonald’s to implement meaningful animal welfare policies and oversight at its supplier farms. As the world’s largest fast-food chain and a top customer to Tyson Foods, McDonald’s has both the power and ethical responsibility to prevent egregious cruelty to millions of animals.
 
Please, take a moment to sign our petition calling on McDonald’s to stop unconscionable animal abuse in its supply chain. Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.
 
And remember, as individual consumers who care about animals, the most powerful choice we can make is to leave chickens and other animals off our plates.
 
Sincerely,
 

 
Nathan Runkle
President
 
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