A new group of rescued animals were brought to The Coop last night. The hens, who were ready for them, sprang into action immediately and helped as many as they could in order of their need. Having been saved from a Factory Farm the damaged was horrific. The warming bunnies were called into service and the raiding team, led by Flower and Rene, went back and forth many times before they had everyone. Some of the rescued chicklets and chickens looked different than the chicklets at The Coop. The chicklets have seen a lot of birds with different colored feathers, combs and eye color but the new Guests were afraid of being hurt because of the way they looked. The chicklets were stunned because they believe that everyone is beautiful and wonderful. So word went out to the dancers, who quickly dyed themselves with egg coloring, set up the stage, and put together a program which included the song, “You are so Beautiful to me.” They leapt, danced and peeped all the while telling their new Guests how wonderful they were and how much everyone loved them. A DIVERSITY ROCKS banner was made by the Art Department and hung in honor of the new Guests.
Last night some of the chicklets slept in the hospital with the badly wounded. The warming bunnies and the chicklets are dedicated to making their rescued guests healthy once again. The hens, nurses, cooks, doctors and aides have been working non-stop to help those in need. The Coop chicklets have been peeping softly to the damaged chicklets, telling them over and over again not to be afraid, that they are well loved and safe. The warming bunnies are snuggled tightly against the wounded and will stay as long as they are needed. The kitchen helpers are bringing carrots, lettuce and bunny food to their sides. Two cats have joined the team and are purring the babies to sleep while cuddling them under their chins and between their front legs. The hens are worried about some of the more seriously wounded, they lost a battery hen early this morning, but they are doing everything they can to save those in their care.
The dance was a great success and the chicklets later held a Poetry Slam on how diversity strengthens everyone and those who shun others automatically shut themselves off from the true beauty of life, ruin the world and are just plain mean. A party is being planned for the wounded, once they have recovered. The Party Committee is busy recruiting helpers, which is relatively easy, since everyone wants to help. The older chicklets have been making ice cream because they believe that ice cream makes those who are sick, and those who are not, feel better. The youngest chicklets are making get-well cards and bringing them to the healing center in the hope that their bright colors will make the wounded feel better. Everyone is doing what they can to save the lives of their new Guests.
One of the poems written and read by a chicklet Wisp is being set to music…these are the words:
birds are meant to be free
birds are beautiful beings
we are not here for the use of others
we feel pain
we belong to no one
never forget that
birds are meant to be free