The second phase of renovation is about to commence at the Big Chimney Factory, and as a result, the chickens will be relocated to a new chicken coop on the Hsinchu campus of Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU). Their mission of promoting a sustainable urban lifestyle will continue in their new home.
On their final day at the chicken coop beneath the big chimney, the three hens achieved a rare feat by laying a total of three eggs before they were ready to embark on their journey. The news of the chickens’ relocation attracted volunteers who wanted to witness this historic moment. Some arrived by car to assist in transporting the chickens, while others came from Taipei to help decorate the new chicken coop. Several mothers even brought their children along to help prepare the new environment for the chickens. With everyone’s support, the chickens settled into their new home smoothly before the day came to a close.
Upon their arrival, the chickens wasted no time in digging pits to find food, showing no fear of their new surroundings. However, there were still important matters to attend to, such as familiarizing them with the new egg-laying area and sleeping roost. So, I gently carried each chicken to the new delivery room and roost, explaining the purpose of each place.
In order to ensure that the chickens could sleep peacefully on their first night, the volunteers stayed until dusk, when the chickens were ready to roost. Observing their drooping eyelids, the volunteers expressed their gratitude and said, “Thank you for your hard work. Please share your feedback on the new chicken coop!”