Carrie was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically engineered to get very big, very quickly, so they are full grown at 7 weeks old and sent to slaughter while their eyes are still blue and they’re still peeping for their moms. They are raised in the dark, on their own feces, and by the time they are only a few weeks old, they can’t see, breath, or walk. Thankfully, we were able to save Carrie and his 19 siblings before irreversible damage was done. Because of their abnormally enormous size though, Carrie, like many of his siblings before him, started developing mobility and circulation issues. We kept him comfortable with acupuncture, plenty of time in the fresh air, and yummy organic produce. Carrie lived to be over a year old, which is amazing for a chicken who ended up being 22 pounds! Most roosters are only 6 or 7 pounds st the most) Carrie spent his last days showing off to guests and chatting away about everything that caught his eye. He loved to crow for anyone who would listen. He knew how handsome he was and loved the spotlight, and everyone always enjoyed is company. While he will be missed dearly he will live on through his story of resilience and strength, and we know he is running and playing with his other siblings with ease as he watches over his Gentle Barn friends in spirit.
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