In which we alleviate worry by planning and preparing stuff
NOTE: Much of this post was lifted from a similar blog post I wrote for the King County Library blog as a resource for library patrons who need the information. I've changed a few things before posting on this site, mostly because readers here already know who the players are.
The basic information and links remain relevant to Haiku Farm blog readers near and far, especially given the "UPDATE" at the bottom. --Aarene
I admit it: I'm a worrier.
Haiku Farm doesn't (currently) have any guinea pigs or iguanas, but we know readers who do.
I saw a photo of roosters being evacuated from Key West literally wrapped in newspaper and tape like bundles of fish and chips. I'm not sure I'd prefer to transport the Haiku Farm hens this way...but if time was short and boxes weren't available, it's certainly possible that I would do this.
A friend who has worked with wild bird rescue advises that blue "painter" tape can be used to wrap birds and won't cause damage to feathers. Who knew?