What else but a chicken wedding for one of the most beautiful and unlikely love stories of the year?!
So, you say you’ve never been to a chicken wedding?
Erin Bankston of Acworth, Georgia knew she needed to change that as she watched a beautiful love story hatch right before her animal loving heart.
Bankston writes on Facebook this love story began in May 2017. A friend phoned her up after finding a chicken by the side of the road.
He was apparently by a chicken plant. All the other chickens had been taken to slaughter.
Could she take him?
She writes, “He had a broken leg, couldn’t walk, and was mean as a snake. When he arrived at the farm, we treated him like we would all our other chickens, and made sure he had plenty of exercise, I limited his diet (because of his breed), and nursed him back to health. We spent lots of time together, and somehow that mean ole bird became one of the sweetest and most personable chickens on the farm. He has long outlived what most chickens of his breed live, and in that time he has grown bigger.”
So big that he couldn’t be with the other chickens on Bankston’s little farm. He was lonely, but it seemed best to keep the chicken she named, “Mr. Mayflower” on the other side of a fence.
Two months ago she gets another phone call.
This time it’s about a girl chicken who had fallen off a chicken truck.
What’s one more?
Bankston agreed to take this chicken, too.
She writes, “At first I was gonna put her with the little chickens, but as time went on it seemed that she was more interested in Mr. Mayflower, as was he.”
Do you see where this is going?
They started with supervised visits, and grew from there.
Cue the violins!
“They love each other, spend every waking (and non-waking) hour together. And Mr. Mayflower’s anxiety has gone down tremendously! Soooo, of course, we knew what needed to come next…a grand chicken wedding for these two lovebirds that are truly lucky to be alive and lucky to be in love!”
Bankston has created a Facebook page for the new Mr. and Mrs. Mayflower. you can follow them here.
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