Chattel

Likes:

 

  • Satan the Rooster

  • Ernie the pig – she jumps on his back!

  • Strawberries

  • Digging holes in Leisa’s garden, dust bathing in holes, sun bathing in holes

Dislikes:

  • Kale

  • Leisa screeching about her garden

  • Anyone trying to pick her up

Chattel was the Sanctuary’s first rescue. Our farm, which closed mid Feb/2017, came with a huge beautiful coop and one neglected chicken. She was the lone survivor of a coyote attack due to the previous owner not securing his chickens at night. She had no food, water or heat. As we came for inspections and other property visits I would try to provide for her.

 

In our purchase agreement I penned in under “Chattel” after the fridge, stove etc, “and one chicken” before I faxed it back. My husband said, “That’s a legal document, don’t mess around!” to which I replied, “I’m not kidding, that chicken is staying!”

Chattel, after 3-4 months of free range bliss and good care, began to lay eggs again. Not often, but enough to let us know this old girl is happy!

Satan (the rooster) for some reason respects Chattel’s age and despite his chauvinism, she is the ruling Queen of the coop. They roost together at night. I’ve even seen her snuggled under his wing.

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