TOP 4 NEWS STORIES ABOUT CHICKENS
Over the past few years our timelines have been flooded with some sad and down-right depressing news stories. Here at Team Titan we thought it would be nice to share some uplifting and wholesome stories about Chickens that have made the headlines... or should we say henlines!
1. In 2016, Monique (a hen) was reported to be sailing around the world!
The duo Guirec (at the time of reporting, a 24 year old male) and Monique first began their trip around the world in 2014. They set sail starting from the Canary Islands going on to visit St Bart's in the Carribbean and even the Arctic! Guirec was originally worried that Monique may not adapt well to the climates and travelling but it has apparently been no issue as she even produced on average 6 eggs a week! Check the link below for some egg-cellent images of Monique enjoying her travels!
2. Irene, the care home resident, known as the 'Chicken Whisperer'!
In 2019, the BBC reported that Irene Fleming - a 93 year old care home resident suffering with dementia - had been given the nickname the 'Chicken Whisperer'! She was given this nickname after receiving 3 hens called Penny, Dolly and Nancy by the HenPower project. The project aims to improve the wellbeing amongst the elderly as well as reducing loneliness. As chicken owners ourselves, we know the joy and happiness which comes from spending time with, and caring for, our lovable pets. We think the HenPower project is a fantastic idea!
3. Victoria Peckham (a chicken) adopts a duckling called Lucky!
Fiskerton Primary school, in 2014, were hatching 15 duck eggs but unfortunately only 1 of them hatched after the broody hen Victoria Peckham sat on 5. After 28 days, Lucky, the only duckling to hatch was adopted and cared for by Victoria! Check the link below to see an adorable video of Lucky following Victoria round in the field!
4. Chicken rehoming charity gets more than 50,000 requests!
During the stay-at-home lockdown measures, the chicken rehoming charity called Fresh Start for Hens received over a whopping 50,000 requests for hens! The charity seeks to find new homes for ex-commercial hens (these would usually be sent to the slaughterhouse after reaching the end of the egg laying career). This is great news for the charity and raising awareness about the living conditions of commercial and persuading consumers to purchase free-range eggs.
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