Team A went on to start their activity of the day with the local volunteer, O-san.
Hearing from O-san that there were chicken that were near death, we immediately
decided to rescue the birds.
When we arrived there, we saw that it was not a cage made for collecting eggs, but
it turned out to be a shack where the birds were free to roam around. Inside, we saw the grounds filled with bird manure, and with eggs scattered on the floor. There were dead birds, and in the corner was a cardboard box with a dead chicken, its head and legs sticking out of the box.
We saw a movement of a big bird in the back, and it turned out to be Turkey.
Here, S-san went on to a major rescue.
He captured the Turkey and put him in a cage. O-san also participated and captured some chicken, catching more then 10.
They thought they captured all – but then saw some movement in the back.
S-san cornered more chicken and captured them, and O-san did the same.
All in all, they captured 22 birds.
We could not have accomplished this without S-san --- especially with the Turkey.
From here, they had more hardships to deal with.
They wished to give the birds as much space as possible so not to give them too much stress during the drive back, but it was difficult to stack all of the large-sized cages into the car.
They disassembled the cage and re-assembled them for better fitting, but when they tried to load the cage onto the car, even for 3 people, it was too heavy to load.
Just then, a police car came by.
Help, Officer ! They all yelled for help and the patrol officer suspiciously came near.
They showed their ID, explained the situation, and asked for help.
They were able to load the cage onto the car, parted with O-san and was finally able to start the car.
There was not much time left, and they had to move on quickly to the screening area.
They delivered the birds to Koremasa in Fuchu, and they are next supposed to be transported from Fuchu to Chiba.