Sarah, our 6 year old daughter is our chicken keeper - she always has been. At two years old she would carry the girls around, talk to them, scold them when they picked on another chicken.
Her love for her dear chickens was expressed more than ever the day before yesterday as she cared for a sick chicken.
When I went outside she walked towards me carrying this ~
Tears streamed down my cheeks as my heart melted as I reflected on her tenderness and care.
I thought for sure that this chicken would be dying within hours as she could barely keep her eyes open. Sarah brought her on the porch and spoon fed her milk and then we gave her a bit of oil and rubbed her neck in case she had something stuck in her throat.
We prayed and talked about God's plan for the chicken and that she may be ready to die.
She continued to massage her neck and fed her and let her sleep off and on throughout the afternoon. By the next morning the chicken was up on its feet and seemingly better; not 100% but truly better.
Thank you Sarah for taking the time to care for this chicken. I know she wasn't one of your favorite ones that you had named, but just the same you taught us that it is important never to give up and with a little love and care anything is possible.
Warm wishes, Tonya