Freedom (Fred) We received a frantic e-mail from a supporter and friend, Chloé Jo Davis, who had just learned that her son’s school was doing a chick-hatching project in class. As often happens, the school didn’t secure a safe home afterwards for the young chicks, who need life-long care and a commitment to their well-being. We were able to accept the chicks, Freedom (aka Fred) and Panther, but most aren’t so lucky—they end up abandoned or sent back to the supplying hatchery or farm, where they are then killed. Hatching projects do not teach good lessons or most importantly, compassion. Fred looking after his flock of ducks and hens As Fred became older, he became slightly aggressive as some roosters do with age. We moved him to the duck coops where he now resides with his duck friends and two hens. Fred is very protective and watches over them like family.