At only six weeks old, cheeky little chick Pou’s traumatic life would have ended when she was killed to be eaten. But, against all the odds, Pou fell (or jumped!) from the back of the truck on the way to the slaughterhouse. By chance, she was rescued from the side of the road, and she’s now been adopted into a loving home.
Pou is short for Pounamu, because she is a treasure to her family. She is almost three years old now and spends her days roaming the garden, dust bathing and nibbling on fruit (her favourite food is raspberries!). At night, she sleeps in a small tent, nestled into a fluffy blanket – a far cry from the filthy shed she endured as a chick. While Pou can now lead a life worth living, there are still millions of gentle, intelligent birds just like her suffering so that the poultry industry can profit.
Together, we are creating kinder Aotearoa for millions of chickens just like Pou.