Gandalf, Puffin, Bianca, Celeste & Steve
"If you truly believe in the value of life, you care about all of the weakest and most vulnerable members of society" ~Joni Eareckson Tada
Hatching date: 3 June 2019
Arrival date: 7 June 2019
In mid June 2019 we welcomed two separate groups of very young chicks to the sanctuary.
Whilst these chicks all share many inherent traits, their interest in exploring the world, scratching, sun bathing and seeking the comfort and warmth of a mother hen, the two groups are in fact worlds apart.
One group are broiler chicks, the type of chickens bred for their meat. They are the result of years of selective breeding by humans to achieve the fastest growing, largest birds possible, and their rapid growth is already apparent when viewed next to the other group, who are breeds bred to produce eggs.
As the chicks grew we came to see that three were roosters, Gandalf (so named because he is unusually grey for a broiler) Puffin (named because he has some black spots, also unusual for birds purposely bred to be white), and Steve, and two hens, Bianca and Celeste.
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