Alice

Alice

“Easter Egger” hen
Female
Arrived: 2018-04-10
Personality

Alice is a very independent hen who will often go on solo adventures around the barn.

Favorites

Alice is a foodie who adores snacks of all kinds. She also loves a leisurely afternoon of sunbathing.

About Alice

In April of 2018, Heartland received a call from a neighbor about 11 chickens who had been abandoned in the Town of Verona, not far from our sanctuary. Neighbors had witnessed two people throwing the birds out of the car, and then speeding away. Unfortunately, no one was able to get any identifying information about the owners. Several of Heartland's staff members spent the night traipsing around the woods with flashlights, finding the abandoned girls. The hens were nestled in the grass on the roadside, at nightfall. They would have stayed there for the night and most likely been killed by predators. Instead, all 11 chickens were scooped up and brought back to the safety of our sanctuary. The birds were in terrible shape. They were infected with severe scaly leg mites, their feet were mangled and their toenails badly overgrown. Our initial plan was to get them the vet care they desperately needed and adopt them out to loving homes - but of course, we fell in love with them. A perfect gaggle of "older" ladies who now had a second chance at life and happiness - we even gave them their own hashtag, the #Verona11.

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