5:16am-Good Morning! After today looks like we'll be back to our warmer spring weather. Yah! I'm truly thankful that over the last several months their health has been good, for the amount of animals here. There's always going to be some as we do have over 170 family members here with the fowl.
If you hear anyone talking about buying chicks or bunnies for Easter, please ask them not too. Most of them end up thrown away or at a shelter. It sounds like a romatic idea, but you have to have a place for them and be able to care for them. All animals require some care. Now, if they have a place where they have room and are willing to care for them for life that's ok. But, the majority don't. Kujo, one of our ducks was an Easter duck and he was found in a dumpster in Columbus, thrown away.
The chickens at the left weren't from Easter sales, but one's hatched at schools and the same thing happens there. They have no place to send them once they start growing. They were still under the heat lamp when we took them in.
Sometimes the best way to talk to people about them is to ask questions. Examples would be about the heat lamp and do you have a chicken yard and building for when they get larger. Then when they think about the facts they might not have thought about hopefully they'll change their mind.