Langhorn 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 fast, so they are full grown at 7 weeks old and sent to slaughter while their eyes are still blue and they’re still peep 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 Langhorn and his siblings before irreversible damage was done. Because of their abnormally enormous size though, Langhorn, like may of his siblings before him, started developing walking issues early on from growing so much, and he was kept comfortable with acupuncture, plenty of time to hang out in the fresh air outside, and yummy organic produce. After a wonderful day enjoying his time outdoors and eating yummy food, he passed away peacefully in his sleep shortly after being tucked in to bed. After reaching an amazing feat of a year old, he had opened so many hearts to how sweet and loving roosters can be with his love of snuggles and cheek strokes, and we are just so grateful knowing he left surrounded by love and having the best day possible. He will be forever missed along with his siblings who left before him, but we know they are flying high and free where they are now.
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