Back at home, I looked in on the chicks. The injured birds looked to be in bad shape. Napoleon (as I’d christened the bully chick that morning) was angry and aggressive. What am I going to do? I did not have it in me to dispatch Napoleon. And so, in my time of crisis, I turned to Freecycle.
If you don’t know about Freecycle, you should. It’s a national network of people, linked on the Internet, who give things away and ask for things. The rule is, everything is free. For example, when I got a new printer for Christmas, I posted an offer for my old printer on Freecycle. When someone responded to the posting, we arranged for them to pick up the old printer.