Hope is the thing with feathers…

Stranger than fiction. A Utah family found this pair of conjoined baby robins:

Turns out it was not a genetic mutation. Somehow, a plastic thread lodged between the two nestlings after they hatched and as the skin and feathers of the two birds grew, they were literally woven together.

A veterinarian separated them – one is doing well, the other in critical condition. I hope both little ones can survive…

(image from Deseret News)

Hope is the thing with feathers

that perches in the soul

And sings the tune – without the words

And never stops at all. 

– Emily Dickinson

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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2 Responses to Hope is the thing with feathers…

  1. Katherine says:

    I’m so alarmed by the pseudo-conjoined chicks. Hope would never let her chicks sit still long enough for that to happen. How ARE the chicks? I probably wouldn’t even recognize them anymore.

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