Happy Hen Treats® were the inspiration of a seven-year-old girl who raised chickens in her backyard in a small town just outside of San Antonio, Texas. She wanted to buy treats for her favorite chicken but there were none on the market. Less than a year later, Happy Hen Treats® developed Mealworm Frenzy® and declared it to be “The World’s First Treat for Chickens.” Thanks to one little girl’s vision, chickens across the country can now enjoy a special treat developed especially for them. Today, we are expanding our line of quality products made specifically for chickens. We know you love your chickens, so we have created a full line of products for them to eat, play, nest, and more. All of our products are tested and approved by our own backyard flock, so we know that you and your chickens will love them.
Being a leader comes with responsibility and expectations. Our industry leadership inspires us to bring you quality, provide unmatched service, and create innovative new products—food, treats, bedding, toys, habitats, and accessories. Kaytee is committed to the comfort and safety of small animal pets, pet birds, and wild birds. For more than 150 years, our focus has been on giving pet parents the best bird and small animal nutrition and care. We’re also dedicated to supporting various community outreach programs in our backyard, beautiful Chilton, Wisconsin! Kaytee’s commitment to excellence reflects the values and work ethic of our friends and neighbors. Doing the right thing for the animals we love also helps the people who appreciate them.
At the time, farmers in Virginia were unable to buy seed guaranteed to grow in the Commonwealth. Despite scientific findings of the correlation between the quality of seeds and the quality of crops they produced, commercial seed handlers continued to sell poor-quality seed. In 1923, about 150 farmers met in Richmond, Virginia, to take steps to remedy the situation. These 150 farmers, calling their cooperative Virginia Seed Service (VSS), found that pooling their resources enabled them to procure seeds better suited to Virginia's growing conditions. In the early 1930s, VSS looked beyond Virginia and changed its name to Southern States Cooperative. Southern States and ten other regional co-ops formed a national seed-breeding research organization, FFR. It remains the largest such operation anywhere in the world.
Today, as one of the nation's largest farmer cooperatives, Southern States recognizes its past and looks forward to an exciting future.
Valhoma Corporation has been in business for over 41 years! In that time, we have continued to try to always offer the best products and service possible. Many things have changed in four decades, but one thing that has not wavered at all is the commitment to quality that Valhoma started with in 1968.
Ware Manufacturing has been providing award-winning products to the pet supplies industry since 1983. Our innovative team of professionals is among the most knowledgeable in the industry. We strive to continuously offer new and exciting products that enhance the lives of pets and owners alike. After all, we love our pets too – and have quite an assortment among our team members, ranging from reptiles and amphibians to dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and more. We even have four office cats!
As you enter the front door, an old brass cowbell announces your arrival. You are greeted by a friendly voice as you take in the history that is prominently displayed around the store. No, this isn't a scene from the 50's, it is your actual experience when you visit Animals and Gardens Unlimited.