Happy Herd Blog

Welcome to the Happy Herd Blog! We will have articles and special interest topics posted on our website and you can access them below.

Cow’s Tootsies!!

Our cows have grown and Desi will be 4 and Sparky and Scooter turning 3 and they have never had their feet trimmed until now. The idea of a farrier doing cows has been a big worry until we were recommended to The Happy Hoofer. Kevin is a local guy with a portable “squeeze” that looksContinue reading

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June’s Emotional Start

June has had a rather emotional start for us; first with losing our fostered meat breed roosters, Velvet and Violet, only four days apart. They lived much longer than we ever expected and outweighed the turkeys, Larry and Mo. It is crazy to see what selective inbreeding has done to “meat“ birds; they reach theirContinue reading

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Climate and Economic Changes Affect Us All

How does the economy or climate change affect a farm animal sanctuary? Our non-human family members require the same amount of feed no matter what year, weather or economy. Which means if there is a drought like this year it will affect us due to shortage of hay which causes  prices to increase. We areContinue reading

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Donations

Every Donation Counts

Often people cannot imagine what a $10 donation can accomplish, yet for a rescue organization no donation is too small.  The average bag of grain is around $13, the average bag of shaving for bedding is $7. 1 bag of shavings will last close to 3 weeks for 1 chicken coop and help keep themContinue reading

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Fern and the Girls

After rescuing many battery hens, I am in awe of the hearts and love of life these creatures have. We provide them with food and shelter and they provide us with smiles every single day. I love how they run to the car when I deliver donated food to the back barn. They love toContinue reading

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Norman the Tomato Hog

It’s always interesting to discover exciting experiences through the eyes and tastes of a new family member. Norman is one of our two most recent rescues, he was about a month old when we saved him, and still very dependant on his bottle. Now, 6 weeks later, he still comes running when he sees his milk, but has alsoContinue reading

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VegFest Vancouver

Veg Fest Vancouver 2015

The annually held Veg Fest in Vancouver yesterday was a great success for The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary. Lots of happy people visited us at our booth throughout the sunny and hot day and many offered to come out to Aldergrove to help with all the animals. The response to what we are trying toContinue reading

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Rescuing 50 Battery Cage Chickens

The leghorn chicken is a common breed of battery hen. They are in cages the size of a piece of paper, 3 to a cage. The floor of the cage is wire so that the farmer only has to clean the barn after they are gone. These birds are about 14 months old and theirContinue reading

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