After naming her Wendy and convincing their dad to let them keep the friendly hen at their house, the brother and sister made and posted fliers around the neighborhood looking for whoever had lost the feathered fugitive, and even wound up being featured on a segment of CBS’s “Good Day Sacramento”.
Two weeks passed and no one came to claim Wendy, so with Daniel and Emma neglecting their homework, the family decided it would be best to find Wendy a permanent home where she could enjoy the company of other birds like her. When Farm Sanctuary heard from one of the Mecham’s relatives that they were looking for someone to adopt Wendy and keep her out of harm’s way, we were more than happy to oblige by bringing her to our California Shelter in Orland, where she currently resides happily with another hen and two turkeys.
Farm Sanctuary California Shelter Director Leanne Cronquist reports that Wendy has already adjusted well to her new habitat. “She is very friendly and outgoing with people, and loves getting attention,” she said. “She is currently living with another fancy-breed hen and two turkeys who are 20 times her size, but this doesn’t intimidate Wendy in the least. She definitely has a strong personality and does what she wants to do, which includes investigating whatever part of her surroundings happens to pique her curiosity.”