Winter 2001 Poultry Press Special Friends
Kokun and Potpo
Potpo runs through the grass at UPC! Photo by Karen Davis

These two dear little chickens were rescued by a kind soul from a Tyson chicken house in Berlin, Maryland in mid-September, who noticed they had severe infections as newborn chicks. Kokun and Potpo were taken to the PETA office in Norfolk, Va. where they were successfully treated for mycoplasma (a kind of pneumonia), then brought to United Poultry Concerns to live permanently. Had they not died of their infections or been saved, Kokun and Potpo would have been slaughtered as 6-week old baby birds, still peeping, but pumped up to an abnormal size and weight with growth-promoting antibiotics, a filthy diet, and appetite stimulants. Instead of that, Kokun and Potpo are a happily bonded pair at United Poultry Concerns, full of energy and affection, who twitter, devour blades of grass, and sit on your knee with the sweetest expressions. Kokun is a young hen, and Potpo is a young rooster. We are pleased to report that UPC member Roseanne Smith in California is sponsoring Kokun and Potpo.
Kokun and Potpo relax in the grass at UPC. Photo by Karen Davis

Would you like to sponsor a rescued UPC chicken for $6 a month, $72 a year? If so, please send us your check or money order stating the number of birds you wish to sponsor and if you prefer to sponsor a hen or a rooster or both. You may pay by the month, bi-annually, or in one yearly installment. Upon receiving your sponsorship fee we will send you a color photo of your happy chicken(s), and his, her, or their names. Thank you for helping us save and care for these wonderful birds.

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