Feather Foot came from Dandenong Poultry Auction. One cold Tuesday in June 2016, she sat in a cage waiting to be auctioned off for the meat on her bones. Her fate would have been either a pot or a cage as an egg producer. She was luckily rescued that day from that disgusting place and started a new life at Lefty’s Place.
Crowded cages full of sick, sad and dying birds is what the Dandenong Poultry Auction is good at. The council refuses to close this place down even with a petition with thousands of signatures of people who want are against it. Every bird I have from this place has been terrified. Not one of them has yet overcome their fear of humans and that just begs the question – who are the people breeding these scared birds and what conditions do they live in before they arrive at the auction.
The beautiful hen was absolutely terrified the day she was rescued and she still remains unsure of humans, she’s a lot better with me now than she ever was though. Feather Foot lives in Popeye’s flock and is best friends with Little Dotty, they spend most of their days out trotting around the property together. She is a difficult hen to handle and care for because of her conditioned fear of humans, but we are working on it slowly together. Hopefully one day she wont scream in terror when I give her a small tablet for her health.
Feather Foot will live out her life at Lefty’s Place with her new family.