Chicken Rescue!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Miyashi, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vote for this idea here! (If you would be so kind. I'm supporting a fellow BYC member.)
    I think this is a great idea...as I said on my facebook and I received some garbage in response....there are plenty of human welfare projects out there and many for dogs and cats. In my area, there is nothing for birds...so maybe this would help get the ball rolling!
    http://www.refresheverything.com/chickenrescue
     
  2. great idea!!! voted right away. We need to sticky this thread!!!!!!
     
  3. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hurray!
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    Votes are good!
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  4. I am known around my local SCPA's as the 'chicken rescue'. [​IMG] they call me if they get any issues of chickens in our area. I have already adopted a few from the Buffalo SPCA and that's 300 miles away!!!!! I wold be more than willing to help you with this! you take your state, I will take mine. [​IMG]
     
  5. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is ShelterGirls thing, I'm just helping to promote it!
    I would love to get something like this going in my state though.
    I checked PetFinder for chicken rescues and just to see if there were any chickens in my area in need of rescuing and the closest stuff was in OH!
    I would love to get something like this started in my area, I have room...perhaps I should just do it!
    I've noticed since I've been raising chickens (and don't shut up about them) people get really confused, they don't seem to grasp the concept of a chicken being anything more than an egg layer or a piece of meat. Mine are pets with benefits...I get eggs.
    I think if more people were educated about chickens and met some and noticed that they have personalities, this might be a more popular idea.
    Even if you will use the bird for meat later down the line, nothing wrong with giving it nice life before hand. I don't have the stomach to name something and love it and then do the deed...I just don't.
    I am doing my best to promote this idea. I've posted it on my facebook, tumblr and it's in my signature here. I had my aunt in GA do some posting. I'm really hoping this works out! It's such a wonderful idea!

    That's awesome that people call you for things like that! I'm sure it means a lot to you at the end of the day, might seem silly now and then when no one else knows what the crap to do.
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    I get the same thing, but we don't have a lot of chicken issues around here....not that I'm aware of anyway and that scares me. People call me when they find a stray dog or if their dog is sick.
    It would be really cool if we could all try to get something like this going in our areas.
    Even if it's just in our back yards.
     
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  6. This is my rescue from Buffalo May!

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    and my rescue as well Elly!

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    It is a lot of work bringing strange ones in as we all know i am sure. But i do agree, we need something like this around. I wish I didnt have to work for a living and could do this full time. instead of 16 hrs. a day. [​IMG]
     
  7. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I've seen May around the forums! I have a chick with a crooked beak and I had one before her that just didn't make it...but we tried. I remember seeing her when I was looking for success stories for people who had "disabled" chickens.
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    I wish there were more people out there who did this stuff!
    I totally understand the not working thing...I want to work...but I don't much enjoy serving crabby people their coffee and doughnuts all day. Not much at all...especially when I know I have my "farm" at home that I could be doing so much more with if I had the time.
    I keep trying to think of ways to make money from home. [​IMG]
     
  8. yup, i remember your crooked beak one! what happened to her?
     
  9. Miyashi

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    Quote:She was unable to eat...she spent her entire day trying. She looked big, her feathers had come in, but she wasn't getting big...lots of stretchy skin. She was such a sweet, loving, happy bird.
    I had to make the sad decision. I couldn't do it myself...so I had her euthanized. Made her a very pretty casket. RIP Penelopeep!

    Oddly...my hen, Yeta...she hatched some chicks from my flock. One of them is an Ameracauna Silkie X, looks just like Penelopeep but if she had feathered feet. This bird has also developed the crossed beak...however, she developed hers much later in life...Penelopeeps started on day 1. This bird is thriving. She's the biggest of all the chicks. As long as she's happy and not sickly, she will stay with us.

    Part of me thinks she came back, imperfections and all...but better.
    I like thinking that way.
    I miss her.
     
  10. Kitt

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    I voted for it. [​IMG]
     

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