Barney was born and bred for meat. He was originally taken in by another sanctuary with his brother Fred. The boys got too big and aggressive for the owners and they asked if we would be able to take them. We happily agreed. Fred passed away in 2019 leaving Barney alone for the first time in his life. These birds do not typically live very long due to the breeding mutations that make them grow so big so fast. Because of the breeding, their life span typically lasts only 42 days. Barney lived another two years after Fred passed, enjoying every minute of everyday.
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