Legal Adoption! - Chickens - NZ



Gore, New Zealand

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Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 16.4"
Medium 33.1" x 23.4"
Large 46.9" x 33.1"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame


Artist's Description

Pet adoption usually refers to the process of taking guardianship of and responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or released to a shelter or rescue organization. In our case we adopted three baby chicks to help our broody hen.
Our hen, named “One” by Becky our God daughter who was only 3 years old at the time decided that she really wanted to have chicks. She went broody and no matter what I did, she was going to sit on the nest till something happened. I decided rather than put her through any further stress that we would buy a couple of day old chicks and allow her to rear them. It was such a special scene to witness. I removed the eggs which were infertile one by one and gently replaced them with baby chicks. She was a little confused for a few seconds, but once she realized they were babies you could feel her joy. Woman who are unable to have children adopt if they can, so I though why should we not apply the same for our hen. Mum and her three adopted babies are happy and doing well.
The chicks purchased from a nearby farm having hatched in an incubator. Rural Southland New Zealand
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Dec. 6th 2010

Legal Adoption



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