The Strength From Being Little


| 6/26/2013 2:59:00 PM


Tags: backyard chickens, poultry care, Wendy E.N. Thomas,

Over the years, we’ve had many experiences with injured and sick chickens. Sometimes the birds have pulled through, sometimes they have not.

Such is truly the way of life.Appenzeller Backyard Chicken Chick

Part of my reasoning when I got our first set of chicks was that tending a flock would be a wonderful opportunity for my children to show compassion and demonstrate care and concern toward those in the world who are so much smaller.

This is the story of one of our little chicks who had gotten ill and my son, who did all he could to care for the little patient. Simon certainly taught us to never underestimate the strength that can come from a tiny, little thing.

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It seemed that one of our little chicks, Simon, of the Appenzeller-Spitzhaubens-Simon-and-Garfunkel pair had, unbeknownst to us, gotten herself into a bit of trouble one weekend.




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