HEAD OFFICE CHICKEN, NELLY P. ROOSTER - we are so sad to have to write an update here, that our beloved Nelly recently left this earth (Jan 2017) at the incredible old age of 16-17 years. That is like being 100, in chicken years. Nelly was the first chicken we took in, 9 years ago. He had severe birth defects to both feet, but despite this he not only walked, he ran and played and was his awesome rooster-self. As long as he was on soft surfaces like the grass or blankets, he was fine... and we are honored to have been his family. In the last year and a half, he stopped being able to walk, but enjoyed special-needs "elder" care, extra treats and always, an overflow of love. It is hard after caring for someone for so many years to adjust to life without his little sweet physical presence, but Nelly is always going to be in our hearts. A special tribute page to "the bird who started it all" will be forthcoming. We are still grieving for the loss of our dear longtime friend.