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
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
I described how Gimpette, who had been an outsider to the clannish three of Flock #2, was now able to perch next to them because an new outsider, Orange, made her more of an insider. This has progressed. Here is a photo of Gimpette cuddled in a nesting box with
Many of you wanted to know the outcome for poor Orange. Here is a blow by blow ( or peck by scratch) description: Day 1– We brought Orange out of Adrianna’s enclosure the next day into the “open air pavilion,” as a neutral meeting ground. It is a fenced-in area
You could understand having problems with bears or wolves, but in fact the chickens cause big problems too. After two years of absolute harmony as a flock, being raised together as chicks, sleeping together, racing around the property chasing bugs under the watchful eye of the rooster Grouse the Third,
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