Earthfire Stories

Tag: Chickens
Woman sits at a table surrounded by chickens

You’d think there’d be peace on a lovely early summer morning at a wildlife sanctuary as the first rays of sun appear over the mountains. But no. It’s true that...

White bison eating hay

Between getting ready for winter and speaking at a variety of events, we’ve been especially busy lately. But Dante Rios, our animal caretaker, has been delighting us with beautiful pictures...

Porcupine napping on a log

Moving days are stressful enough, but imagine if you were moved and no one told you what was happening. That would quickly turn a stressful day into a scary day....

Raven with an injured wing that has been treated and wrapped with bandages

It’s the time of year when rescue and rehabilitation are in full throttle. It’s painful enough to see animals coming in because they have been orphaned or injured in accidents....

White chicken in a nesting box

Sally the Chicken was on the office porch as she often is, sunning herself, when something told me she wanted attention. When I bent to pet her, she tucked her...

White chicken

Sally the chicken came marching towards me with something clearly on her mind. She had a request. Would I kindly see to it that she could get back into the...

Face of a grizzly bear

Ravenous Bears 21 September. The bears declared that they’re starving today. It is a few hours before the fall solstice and they are complaining loudly. Food! They will have to...

White German Shepherd Dog

I learned something: Wolves are not convenient. Dogs are. So I finally decided to be practical, at least in this one instance. After having wolves, wolf-hybrids, and a malamute (nearest...

Several ducklings running across sandy ground toward shade

The Tale of Two Stuck Ducks I was walking by the enclosure where Meenie and her duck family live, when an unusual movement caught my eye. There was something stuck...

Eight ducklings with their mother duck

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be too exploratory (too soon). I will explain… We had a first here—after years of laying eggs and sitting on them, this July we had...

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