Billy Joel was picked up by Animal Control after running stray for several weeks. His previous “owners” had put a crow collar on his neck to try to stop him from crowing, and unfortunately due to improper care, caused Billy several health issues. When Life with Pigs brought Billy home from the shelter, he had several wounds on his wings and feet, extensive feather loss, as well as being overweight. Billy is slowly learning to trust humans, and enjoys coming inside for cuddles on the couch, and likes to have his head pet and scratched. He gets daily bandage changes, and foot soaks a couple times a week for his feet. One of his favorite things to do is to watch cartoons while he soaks his feet! Healing is a slow process, but with time and care, Billy is showing us what an amazing rooster he is!
Billy currently resides in his own studio apartment in the turkey barn until he is settled in enough to integrate with the rest of the birds.
Talulah and Talia
Devorah is the sweetest bird you will ever meet. She was rescued from slaughter during Kaporos 2018. Together with her sister Daisy, they arrived at Life with Pigs as tiny little babies. Devorah lost Daisy early on due to a heart condition. For a while, Devorah lived with two other Cornish Cross hens, but never really formed a bond with them. When Indy and Wish came to live at Life with Pigs, Devorah finally found her flock. She acts like the Aunt, teaching the two young birds what good snacks are and comforting them both. Devorah has mobility issues, and has a hard time standing and can not walk. She doesnt let it get her down, she still spends time with Indy and Wish, loves to sun herself or dig in soft dirt. Her favorite treats are strawberries and watermelon. She is a great ambassador and enjoys going with us to events to make people fall in love with chickens as much as we are!
Devorah resides in the Special Needs area of the Chicken Kingdom.
Wisteria (Wish) & Indigo (Indy)
Wisteria, or Wish as we affectionately call her, was deemed unsellable at just three days old due to a leg injury. She was placed in a bucket in the back of the store and might have died there if it hadn’t been for a kind employee who contacted Life with Pigs and asked if we would take her. The employee even took another chick and placed her with WIsh so she wouldn’t be lonely, and now Indy and Wish are inseparable. Wish is a shy girl, and prefers the company of her sister and Aunt Devorah over the company of humans. Despite being unable to use her leg, Wish gets around well, and follows Indy around in their private yard. She’s even somewhat of an escape artist and manages to get underneath fences! Wish is happy little bird who enjoys snuggling with her sister Indigo, eating blueberries, and guarding the eggs in the nest.
Indigo is one lucky bird! She was randomly chosen among dozens of chicks and placed in a bucket to keep an injured chick company. The two tiny babies formed an immediate bond, and from day one, Indy has treated WIsh as if she was her big sister, always keeping a close eye on her smaller sister, preening her, and letting Wish snuggle beneath her wings at bedtime. Everyone is always in awe of Indy’s good looks, with her smokey black feathers that turn iridescent blue, green, and purple in the sunlight. But Indy doesn’t let it go to her head. Indy is a brave, curious girl who likes to seek out adventure around the yard, enjoys dirt baths, and watermelon, and is exceptionally intelligent. She’s always the first to try something new or to hop up on her human mama’s lap for some snuggles. She enjoys caring for her sister and their pal, Devorah in their special coop and run, and the occasional car ride to run errands with her human mama. Indy is a fantastic ambassador for chickens, and loves going to events to meet people and make them fall in love with chickens!
Wish and Indy reside in the Special Needs area of the Chicken Kingdom.