Chickens Just Want to Have Fun
Meet Annie Yokely and Mary Poopins! A community Facebook post was to prove the lifeline for two plucky and adventurous hens. It, too, was to prove just how maligned, disregarded and poorly protected their kind is.
Amidst the inane and overworked chicken jokes, few were the sympathies for these hapless animals. Their saving grace coming from the staunch efforts of one kind heart to head on out and track the girls down.
Highlighting further how poorly protected chickens are, few are the councils that even have provision for holding these endearingly special birds. As such, Annie Yokely and Mary Poopins, as they have affectionately become known, were sanctuary bound.
Taking no time to scratch about in their new digs, they, too, delicately etched a place in our hearts. Chickens, to the unenlightened, are such quirky and fun-loving animals. But what is most surprising to us chicken aficionados is that many people do not even consider them animals!
Yet they are far from the dim-witted “bird-brained” creatures many would conveniently have them to be. For science is now pecking at the door of our collective conscience, informing us that birds do, in fact, have a brain structure that is comparable to our neocortex!
Smart, sneaky, happy, pensive, outgoing, infuriating, loyal, brave – these are just some of the many words to describe chickens. With each putting their own spin on their world. But if there is one thing you really need to know about these incredible and glorious feathered wonders, it is this – just like us, they want to have fun.
So, given we humans have so many other foods that are not only more nutritious for ourselves and our souls and that do not deprive others of their life, what compelling reason can we have for denying them their fun!
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