The morning before yesterday, I got an urgent call from a Ten-Sho-An staff member… “Oh my God, the swallows’ nests have fallen and some of the chicks are dead.” I replied, “If the fallen nest is not damaged, please put it back on a piece of wood and put the chicks back in the nest when they are warmed up.” I heard that the parent swallows had started to warm up the one surviving chick. At any rate, it was good that we were able to rescue at least one chick. Well, if the current chick leaves the nest, it will probably lay eggs and raise chicks again before summer.

Yesterday, I went to a poultry farmer that a friend of mine does business with, and took over five young birds of the Momiji variety and three abandoned hens. This company raises their chickens in a cage-free environment so as not to stress them out. Chickens confined in small cages are painful to look at, but cage-free chickens raised freely do not look hurtful, and the smell of the poultry farm seems to be quite different. When I brought these hens back to Ten-Sho-An, I heard that Neo was scared and barked at them. Neo, are you okay…you are the guard dog of these hens.

Originally posted on June 7, 2021

English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.

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