“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop
Hatching Date: September 2022
Quackers hatched into the world all alone. No mother duck to greet him, and no little duckling siblings either. Quackers was part of a school hatching project - one of eighteen eggs that were intended to hatch, teaching kids about the life cycle of birds.
Sadly, as many of us know today, these projects often have sad endings and leave kids upset and having learnt some unplanned and not so desirable lessons. It’s not just chickens and roosters who suffer through hatching projects. Duck eggs are also used, and sadly at the school where Quackers project was undertaken, he was the only duckling of the 18 eggs who managed to hatch successfully. Tragically, we know the suffering that comes from these projects all too well.
Please, if you know of a school planning on running a school hatching program, please tell them to think again. There is so much suffering and even for the lucky ones who hatch finding safe homes isn’t always possible.
Aside from sea creatures, Chickens are the most exploited of all animals on earth. Did you know that for every 100 animals killed for food, 98.5 are chickens? Chickens are complex and intelligent birds who are often underestimated and undervalued.
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Buys vet supplies to help treat injured birds
Buys a bag of poultry feed
Feeds the hens for a month