Recovering Hen Loves Watching TV

Earlier this year, Strawberry’s life outlook was quite bleak. She had to fight for the small amount of food the egg farmer put out for her flock of unwanted “spent” hens. With no predator protection, she was at risk of being torn to shreds by coyotes or raccoons. And while she had plenty of pasture to roam on, she did not have a safe enclosure at night and risked dying from exposure. All because she did not produce enough eggs…she was no longer valued by the farm.

Animal Place secured her release…and 799 of her closest friends from the farm. Look at her now!

After a month-long quarantine (more like a little recovery time) at our adoption center, Strawberry was placed into the home of Olivia Fox and Brian Larsen. We love all our hen homes, of course, but we love being pleasantly surprised by the commitment, love, and respect our adopters have toward their rescued hens.

When Strawberry suffered a leg injury, Olivia and Brian did what we want all of our adopters to do – they took her to the vet! The vet said she should be off her feet. So Olivia and Brian got creative and crafted a sling for Strawberry. But then she got bored, as stationary chickens are wont to do. So they installed a tablet and played nature documentaries, for her viewing pleasure.

Now Strawberry can stay entertained. She also receives hydrotherapy (in a little wading pool) so she float and safely walk around without adding weight to her injured leg. Thank you, Olivia and Brian…you are truly Strawberry’s heroes.

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You can stay updated on Strawberry’s life at her Facebook page!

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