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Daily Cute: Symphony the Chicken Gets to Live Happily Ever After

Daily Cute: Symphony the Chicken Gets to Live Happily Ever After

This is Symphony, a 12-year-old elderly chicken who was saved from a collapsed factory farming building. She started out with a rough life, but she ended up in a pretty great place after she was taken in by Farm Sanctuary.

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1:29AM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

I pray everyday that the profiteers of meat, slaughterhouses, corporate sleaze everyone of them go bankrupt and suffer, and hopefully just die.

9:28AM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

A beautiful hen. I have one that is 4 years old, the only survivor of a couple of stray dogs. She has her own chicken tractor, which I move around to fresh grass every couple days and still lays an egg almost every day. I call her momma because she sat some eggs last year and hatched and raised a brood. She is the only hen I had who went broody. The older hens are really special, so calm and friendly. She loves attention and I will give her a home here the rest of her life. I wish I could let her run free, but with dogs and foxes and raccoons that is not possible. But the chicken tractor is the next best thing, as it is moveable and lets her free range within a safe environment.

2:07PM PDT on Jun 8, 2014

Lovely girl. Glad to hear that after a really bad start she had a good life in the end :-)

5:18PM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

Happy to know she was saved!

4:51PM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

Always wonderful to hear stories about animals taken in by sanctuaries.

4:12PM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

Great story!! Thank you for sharing

2:46PM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

From chicken hell to chicken paradise

9:07AM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

I'm so happy for this chicken. Thanks to all who took part in giving her a life of freedom.

9:04AM PDT on Jun 6, 2014


8:09AM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

It has been difficult to work among people who not only just don't 'get it', but play up when I am around about how 'strange' I am. Thrown in with people we have never met is agonizing at times (when they are ignorant and/or just plain mean). This country celebrates 'meaness'. It is equated with 'strength' and 'normalcy'.

Some of us always 'got it' and I never backed down from my beliefs. I was ostracized at one place, and even the supervisor pointed me out. She made references to 'people who don't eat meat make it hard on everybody...special cooking has to be done just for them.' I laughed and am glad I did. I only wish I had asked her, 'Was that meant for me?'

Before I left this place I visited her in her office. Trying to educate someone on something who 'just does not see' and will never 'get it' is wasted energy and precious time. I let her know that nobody had to do anything special for me, and if it had been my religion to avoid meat she would have been in serious trouble. She just looked at me. She was extra nice to a Seventh Day Adventist even though this person did little work and acted like one of our bosses.

We don't have the luxury of choosing our co-workers. We are among others who think 'kindness' is 'strangeness'. I end up saying, 'I just don't like chicken.' I had a co-worker who was a nice guy but was from a culture that ate chicken like no tomorrow. What can you do?

I would rather be 'strange' than 'normal'

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