“spa treatment” for Red

Of the 6 chickens inherited from my neighbor, Red has always been my favorite.  On one occasion I borrowed them to assist in the new vegetable area.  5 huddled in the furthest corner, Red came up to where I was forking up the soil and she focused on each upturning and snatched any worms or grubs that were unearthed.  I was told she was rescued from a commercial operation and that was why her beak was snipped - to minimize damage amongst stressed confined birds.  The bigger birds respected her Read more [...]