Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chicken Heroes

Chickens often demonstrate greater scope than they typically receive credit for. Stubby has only one leg, but he willingly adopted ten chicks after their mother was killed by a hawk. His owner has entered photos of him in Mary Britton Clouse’s Chicken Run Rescue Photo Contest, http://www.brittonclouse.com/chickenrunrescue/photos08/. Here’s one picture. There are more on the site. He may be missing a leg, but he has plenty of heart. A rooster is making his presence known as a therapy bird in Charlotte, North Carolina:

Fowl play good therapy for humans
Charlotte Observer
He's the size of a softball and is never going to lord it over a barnyard. He has a soulful sort of cluck and is never going to wind up on a plate next to the potato salad.
For the complete story ... http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1086183.html

2 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this. I think chickens don't get enough credit for things like this that they do. Stubby is a sweetie for adopting those chicks.

I know I feel good watching my chickens and spending time with them. Spending time with animals is good for us though. I can feel myself relax and unwind when I'm around them. They are great therapists!

Amy - "Twelve Acres" said...

P.S. I've nominated you for a Blogs That Make My Day award. Find info here: http://twelveacres.blogspot.com/2008/05/blogs-that-make-my-day.html