Meet Peggy
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FROM The Gentle Barn
May 2019

Peggy is still a Sunday docent in the barnyard and does amazing work with the special needs children we host.

Hen Peggy

Peggy was born with a fused elbow which disallowed her to use one of her legs.

Her previous owners took her to an avian expert to euthanize her, but the veterinarian advised them not to, as she hopped on one leg just fine, was not in pain or uncomfortable, and could have a very happy, normal life. The family insisted that she be put down as they didn't want her.

Thankfully their avian vet was ours as well and Dr. Molnar called us and asked if we would take her.

Peggy absolutely loves our barnyard, is always happy, and has made many friends. When Peggy first came to us, she felt shy of the other chickens. Our turkey Nala adopted Peggy and protected her. The two were inseparable.

When Nala passed away of old age, we brought Peggy into the house for a softer environment. Peggy now sleeps on a soft dog bed, cuddles in our laps, shares food with us, is sung to sleep each night, and is thriving as a house chicken.

Peggy is still a Sunday docent in the barnyard and does amazing work with the special needs children we host, reminding them that they are lovable and valuable just the way they are! 


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