The chicklet dancers held an impromptu recital this morning…

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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
not owned
not caged
not eaten

birds are beautiful beings
we are not here for the use of others
we feel pain
and love

we belong to no one
but ourselves
never forget that
birds are meant to be free


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Clean up at The Coop has begun…


A great bonfire will be held late next month and everyone is looking forward to the fall party.  The guests are mostly healthy and many of the local Factory Farms are empty.  Flower and Rene are still madly in love and they are always together.  They are committed to saving as many animals as they can and they rarely stop working.  Things are getting back to normal and the chicklets are delighted to have so many new friends.


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The Magic Show


Some of the chicklets held a Magic Show for the recovering guests.  Alvin, the bunny, was more than happy to pop out of an old battered hat and surprise the chicklets.  The show was well received and made everyone feel much better.  Several of the rescued chicklets asked if they could be in the next show, if they were well enough, and, of course, the answer was, MOST DEFINITELY.  After their treat of freshly baked corn bread, the tiny guest chicklets settled down for a nice long nap.   Hopefully, their terrifying nightmares of cages, torture and death, will eventually be replaced with dreams of love, beauty and hope.

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Words matter!

I asked the chicklets if they would help me with this months Artists4Peace and they said, “Sure, it sounds like an interesting thing to do. So they got to work.







Arnold said that mean, violent and hurtful words break hearts and make everyone feel sad and blue, even Checkers the dog. Arlene said that kind and loving words make everyone feel happy and sunny. They agreed that words matter and that they should be used to be nice to others and bring peace to all living beings. They don’t use hurtful words at The Coop because they believe in love and joy.


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The Valentine’s Day Party snapshots (4 photos)


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2.  Corrin, Alphie, Peeps and Stripes all explored the set, after the hula was over.  Stripes attempted to climb the tree but, since it was made out of cardboard, it quickly toppled over.  Corrin is going to take hula lessons, starting next week, Alphie just had a good time and Peeps enjoyed the flower lei on her head but said that it was difficult to fly while wearing it.  They all had a wonderful time.

3.  Clarisa played the harmonica while the well rehearsed trio chirped and peeped, “Come What May.”  They received a standing ovation and went on to chirp two more love songs to the delight of their audience.

4.  Stanley, a rescued chicklet, gave a reading on the VELVETEEN RABBIT.  It was one of the books read to him when he was brought to The Coop.  Lucy played the part of the Rabbit.  Lucy was one of the Warming Bunnies who stayed by Stanley’s while he healed.  They have become fast friends and are usually seen together.  Stanley did a wonderful job with his rendition of the VELVETEEN RABBIT  and Lucy was spectacular.   When interviewed by a reporter from The Chicklet News, Lucy said that her tummy didn’t hurt at all and that Stanley was the real star.

The Party was a great success.  Many old friends attended and pages of Animal Rights petitions were signed.

The Hens and Roosters will be in meetings all day today, working on a strategy to save more animals from the hands of humans.

Rene and Flower are meeting with Raiding Party members, who came from far and wide, to plan, exchange news and talk about what works and what does not.  They will map out the Factory Farms they will hit next and make sure there are adequate places near by to care for the survivors.

The Healing Hens are meeting  with their counterparts and discussing the best way to heal those in their care.  The Warming Bunnies are sitting in on the meeting and telling their own stories, which include the length of time they need to stay with a chicklet or hen.   The Warming Bunnies feel that they heal more than the bodies of the wounded and broken, they help take away their fear and terror as well.  The Healing Hens know the important part the Warming Bunnies play in the recover process and take anything they have to say very seriously.

The Rescue Dogs are meeting to go over the best way to get the chicklets into their rescue pockets and the fastest way to escape.  They are also working on new and sleeker designs for Rescue Wagons.  The Rescue Horses and Goats are sitting in on their meeting and adding their own thoughts to the mix.

So after a night of fun and frivolity, singing, dancing, laughing and eating, those at The Coop are getting down to business.

The chicklets are cleaning up the debris from the party, and eating.  Definitely eating.  The Stage Crew is dismantling the things that need to be dismantled and storing them in the party shed for use later on.

Plans for the Easter Party will begin next week and the bunnies are very excited.


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Speak Out 2


Marlene looked at the bunnies and choked up.  Her eyes filled to the brim with unshed tears and she peeped softly, while clearing her throat.

“Clover and Marcy,” she said, “have gone above and beyond what anyone could have asked from two soft bunnies.”  She peeped again and looked at the crowd in front of her.  “These two very dedicated sisters, stayed with the rescued chicklets for ten days, never leaving their sides.  Turning them and laying next to them to keep them warm, they remained in the nursery.  They made sure that the most needy, were under the heat lamps and that everyone was eating properly.  Carrots, lettuce and corn were brought to Clover and Marcy by their friends, but they refused to leave the damaged chicklets until they were taken off the ‘danger’ list.

The lives of chicklets were saved by these very brave and sweet bunnies.  So this SPEAK OUT is for them.”

Thunderous peeps and chirps went up from the audience and the bunnies were instantly surrounded by their grateful admirers.

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