There was a raid on a Factory Farm last night. The Roosters and Hens brought back survivors, many of whom needed medical attention. Some are in the ICB (Intensive Care Barn), with round the clock treatment.
Violet is part of the Care Committee. She is going to the Healing Barn to read stories, and pass out toys to the young who were rescued. She will also chirp and peep softly, singing the babies to sleep, while the Warming Bunnies, cuddle the wounded and keep them warm.
She is not allowed to bring corn bread or cookies in her wagon, because the wounded and sick are on special diets. The Hens will tell the committee when they can bring treats. It’s the one time the chicklets truly abide by the rules, since they want everyone to get well as quickly as possible.
It’s a difficult committee on which to serve and many of the chicklets have broken hearts when they see the horror of what humans do to others. But chicklets are filled with so much love that they willingly go into the hospital barns to care for those less fortunate than themselves.
After a raid, The Coop is on High Alert, which means everything is operating around the clock and the Hens work on shifts in the hospital. The Housekeeping Committee works hard to keep up with clean nests, stalls, linens and towels and the Kitchen Committee works constantly to keep up with the needs of the wounded guests, as well as everyone else.
Unfortunately, it’s a routine everyone is used to, and all the chicklets, and those who live at The Coop, know their jobs all too well. It’s a team effort that really works. Hopefully, everyone will be saved.