Friday, December 25, 2009

Farm-life Fridays: Boba

Here is a story from Farm Sanctuary.

Boba: A City Chicken Goes Country

With panoramic views of the Hudson River, lush flower gardens and its historic Cloisters museum, Fort Tryon Park in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan is an exquisite haven of nature amidst New York City's concrete-encrusted landscape. It is also home to such urban wildlife as squirrels, skunks, migratory birds, and ... chickens?!

At least, that's what two young sisters discovered – a hen nesting under a bush – while walking their family's pair of rescued racing greyhounds around the park in late February. The lost bird was likely an escapee from one of the city's live markets, where chickens and other “food” birds are sold from storefronts and slaughtered on the spot. Holly, 15, and Emma, 12, probably saved the indigent hen's life by carrying her home, because a severe snowstorm struck the area that night.

You can go here for the rest of the story...

Obviously, this is a "scheduled" post. I did not want to miss "Farm Friday" strictly because of a holiday. I hope everyone is having a beautiful, beautiful holiday and wonderful day.