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From Egg Factory to Sanctuary

This hollow of another tree, which the hens had to jump up into, was another popular spot.

In this story from the very first year of our sanctuary, egg factory survivors Fanny, Scout, and Simone regrow their feathers while reveling in the freedom and safety offered by the sanctuary. . . . → Read More: From Egg Factory to Sanctuary

Reflections on Feeding Kale to Chickens

Hen at VINE Sanctuary

I had an epiphany while feeding kale to chickens this morning.

Today dawned uncommonly warm after an uncommonly windy night. As I lugged water jugs to the foraging yards, I could hear the chickens rustling inside the coops, eager for the doors to open. They sensed and were ready to seize the sunshiny day.

Birds . . . → Read More: Reflections on Feeding Kale to Chickens

Rooster Rant

Suddenly, roosters are everywhere in the news, or so it seems. If you believe what you read, they are the biggest threat to peace and quiet since rocket grenades and jackhammers. Because of that, here at the sanctuary, we’ve seen a big increase in the number of folks wanting to get rid of their roosters.

. . . → Read More: Rooster Rant