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The Chicken Chronicles Part IV: Sandye — Mother Hen and Free Spirit

Sandye is one of four adopted hens that I have had for a year now. For the most part, her life before I found her is a mystery. What I do know from the farm where she was living is that her owner did not want her anymore because she was not producing eggs. While I knew little more than this, her physical appearance told me a lot. Some of her claws were missing. She had been debeaked. Her comb on the top of her head looked like it had been cut off. And her feather were sparse, course and “hard” to the touch. Continue reading