May 27, 2014 was a very special day, when Karen came to us with 2 roosters and a truckload of fencing, 2 big chicken coops and lots of love for the boys. As a caring mother she wanted to make sure they will have a good home. I never met someone like Karen, with such an amazing heart for the feathery children.
Here are Karen's words:
"They were dumped at a feed and seed store with a sign that read, very tame, raised by children. I stood there and wondered if they could have been Easter chicks and how wrong it was to just dump them now that they grew up and weren't as cute. What a betrayal. It was then when a couple walked up and the man said to the woman, 'look at those chickens, I would like some fresh chicken, if you cook em, I'll kill em.' I was appalled and went straight in bought them not knowing what in the world I would do with them. I called my landlady and told her what had happened and she said I could keep them till I found them a home. I was so picky about where they went that I could not let them go to just anyone and it took me quite a while to find the perfect home.
When I met Annamaria at the Charlotte Veg-fest, it was a Godsend. I knew after talking with her and seeing her photo albums of her rescued chickens that I could let them go and feel good about it. I know she has a special love in her heart for them and that they will be safe and live out their lives doing all the things chickens love to do. Once I got there with them and saw the nice place they would be staying I was so happy. Seeing the watermelon and cantaloupe and other goodies, I knew they would be eating great, just like they were used to.
I will forever be grateful to her and she has told me I can come and visit and that if I ever wanted them back, I would have them back. Maybe one day I can take them back, it would be awesome."