Earthfire Stories

Tag: Chickens
Woman sits at a table surrounded by chickens

Chickens Rule the Earthfire Roost

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 the bears are sound asleep in their hammocks. The horses

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White bison eating hay

Snapshots of Earthfire

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 of our animal residents. Please enjoy!  (Click to enlarge)

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Porcupine napping on a log

Piney the Porcupine Gets a New House

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. For Piney the Porcupine, moving day was a little scary.

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

The Rehab Raven: Hurt by People, Helped by People

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. But when we receive animals who have been intentionally harmed

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White chicken in a nesting box

The Softer Side of Sally the Chicken

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 body and gave me a look that said, “Well come

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White chicken

Sally the Chicken Has Something On Her Mind

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 coop—she needed to lay an egg. Unlike her sister, she

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White German Shepherd Dog

Wolves Don’t Listen, And Other Earthfire Stories

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 dog to wolf hybrids, who also didn’t listen and ran

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Several ducklings running across sandy ground toward shade

The Tale of Two Stuck Ducks and Other Stories

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 in the fence. That was odd. There shouldn’t be anything

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Woman sits at a table surrounded by chickens

Chickens Rule the Earthfire Roost

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 the bears are sound asleep in their hammocks. The horses and bison and burros are standing stock still, soaking in

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White bison eating hay

Snapshots of Earthfire

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 of our animal residents. Please enjoy!  (Click to enlarge)

Read More
Porcupine napping on a log

Piney the Porcupine Gets a New House

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. For Piney the Porcupine, moving day was a little scary. He had to wait in an unknown area with the

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

The Rehab Raven: Hurt by People, Helped by People

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. But when we receive animals who have been intentionally harmed by humans, it’s downright maddening. We received a juvenile raven

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White chicken in a nesting box

The Softer Side of Sally the Chicken

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 body and gave me a look that said, “Well come on, pick me up.” So I did. I was expecting

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White chicken

Sally the Chicken Has Something On Her Mind

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 coop—she needed to lay an egg. Unlike her sister, she does not do anything with timidity. She had a demand

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Face of a grizzly bear

Ravenous Bears, the Tree who Lived, and Other Earthfire Stories

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 be fed first before anyone else now—and three times a day—or we will hear about it. Have you ever heard

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White German Shepherd Dog

Wolves Don’t Listen, And Other Earthfire Stories

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 dog to wolf hybrids, who also didn’t listen and ran away every chance she got), I broke down and got

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Several ducklings running across sandy ground toward shade

The Tale of Two Stuck Ducks and Other Stories

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 in the fence. That was odd. There shouldn’t be anything there. I walked closer. There were two somethings, actually. Two

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