“We asked Animal Caregiver Celeste about her special relationship with Tiny-Comb (aka Rosemary) and this is what she shared:
I’ve known Tiny-Comb for two years now and feel so honored to get as close to her as I have. She endured terror and yet her beautiful spirit still shines. After living in a cramped bare wire cage for most of her adult life, she nearly starved to death before being rescued by Animal Place. So it is no wonder that she takes awhile to warm up to people, in fact, the wonder is that she
has warmed up to humans at all.
She has a strong personality. She is picky about friends, both chicken and human. Other chickens have large social groups that they spend time with, but Tiny-Comb is more of an introvert, liking to explore on her own and take naps on her perch whenever she likes, regardless of what everyone else is doing.
She doesn’t run over with everyone if you bring treats into the barn, but will happily eat if you give her a private meal. She doesn’t always liked to be picked up, but whenever she has found a comfortable spot on my lap, she never wants to leave. She is the only hen I personally have ever seen chase off a rooster who was trying to make a move on her.
She is fierce and loving and resilient and amazing. I love her so much. To think that she was shoved in a cage for the unnecessary reason of humans wanting to consume her eggs breaks my heart. To think that there are almost 300 million unique individuals like her still going through that nightmare is devastating.
She is why we must continue to do the hard work that we do.
Photo by Andrea White”
-Taken from the Animal Place Facebook page.
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