Wednesday, October 28, 2009
What NOT to do!
Just a little rant.........
I'm so disgusted with the way some people treat animals! It just makes me feel so sick inside. I received a call the other day from my neighbor who heard of someone who needed a home for their chickens. They were only a year and a half old, but she was replacing them with some chicks. I told my neighbor I'd take two more, and I have plenty of friends that would interested as well.
So today we all drove out to a beautiful home about 45 minutes away with our kennels in the truck. When we got there, we saw a nice house on about four acres and a cute little chicken coop. When I got closer, I saw they had 14 chickens in a coop suitable for 6, plus a rabbit cage with 17 baby chicks! The poor chickens were so badly pecked from being in confined quarters and very malnourished from a poor diet.
Now I know what people are talking about when they say that chickens smell horrible. My chickens have never smelled a bit. These poor girls reeked! What animal wouldn't smell if they were confined in their own feces without enough space to move around? This was just crazy to me. So, of course we had to take them all. I just feel so bad for the chicks. They are destined for the same kind of life.
The good news is they've all been placed in fabulous homes where they will be pampered and cared for. I ended up with 3 of them and need to start thinking of some names. So far I have Charlotte and Olive. I still need a name for the one who got the worst of it. She's mainly white with some black spots and has feathers on her feet (or used to have feathers on her feet). I know she'll be beautiful again, but right now she looks like a half bald turkey with fat feet. Any ideas? She needs a pretty name to make her feel better.
Tonight they are all sleeping quietly with my other girls and I plan on spoiling them with a super veggie breakfast in the morning.