SPONSOR a Game Bird Rescue
When you sponsor, you will receive a full bio and some great photos. For each year of sponsorship, you will receive updates, photos, a tax-deductible letter, and entry to our open house, when you can meet your game bird friend.
Our Chicken Rescues
We did not use to rescue chickens - we only have so many buildings!
But when we realized we could add nesting boxes and perches six-feet in the air, we were able to keep our waterfowl happy when they learned they'd be sharing their home.
You can sponsor one of our chickens for $20 a month, which provides them grain, corn for foot health, monthly deworming and treats. In addition to this we are always working on funding for medications and vet visits.
Oh, Red. We love you so much. If you could just stop spurring us when we turn our backs that would be so great. In all seriousness, Red is a wonderful and hardworking rooster, as he always protects his flock. And with all the predators we can get, we appreciate his looking out for our hens so well! If only he could tell time a bit better. You don't need to crow all day buddy!
Speckle came as a chick along with Red and she is one of the sunniest and funniest birds we have. She'll jump on your shoulder, try to steal your earring (she's part of the reason for our 'no jewelry' policy!), and she has a dance party each week with one of our volunteers. Yep, you read that right.
Beautiful Quince came to us with her sister, Reilly. Sadly, we lost Reilly unexpectedly overnight one night, but Quince has so many hen and bird friends that she always has company and wants for nothing.
Sammi is so special. With a neurological issue that hasn't been diagnosed, she used to 'tumble' a lot. We haven't seen that since she has come to live with us but we have seen her making many friends, spending days roaming and continuing to enjoy her special life.
Martha with her feathery feet, we just can't take the cuteness! We've never taken in a Cochin before and she is such a sweet girl. We're glad we made room for her.
Sandy and all her "sisters" (below) came to us from a big group of 12 hens that were living in muddy conditions, several with overgrown nails and foot issues. With no rooster around, Sandy was top of the pecking order, but she definitely lets Red do his job.
Poppy is a Mille Fleur D'Uccle, which means "a million flowers" and she looks like she has a million poppies throughout her feathers. This little munchkin will sit for us as we tickle under her feathers while she purrs. She is one very special little hen.
Yes, you are seeing double! Pip is Poppy's doppelgänger. She's a bit more shy but she loves exploring all the fresh grass and bugs. It's a big world out there for you now, Pip!
While on a rescue mission to retrieve a duck in need of proper care, our Executive Director was presented with the tiniest, most adorable baby chick as a “thank you” for her dedication. This Speckled Sussex Hen has grown up alongside our Executive Director, spending time in the office, on the shoulders of staff and volunteers, and going on weekend road trips. Dottie II, named after our beloved Speckled Sussex, Dottie, who passed away in 2020, has come into her own and bops around West Place strutting her stuff.
Phyllis is a Polish hen that was going to get killed by other, aggressive birds. We agreed to help out but she is certainly the bottom of the "pecking order." We had to start her out in one of our special areas for birds that need extra attention and love, until she felt comfortable enough to explore, and explore she now does!
Our Turkey Rescues
You can sponsor one of our super cool turkeys for $35 a month, which provides them grain, corn for foot health, monthly deworming and treats.
In addition to this we are always working on funding for medications and vet visits.
Each spring, we get in dozens of baby wild turkeys for rehabilitation. Smokey was a case of "one of these things is not like the other," as this little guy grew bigger and faster then his wild poult counterparts and we quickly realized he was a domestic turkey that was brought to us thinking he was a wild baby. Obviously as a domestic Narragansett Heritage breed, he will need safety and food and shelter, and he'll get that here for life. We're spending a lot of bonding time with him so he doesn't act like an aggressive wild turkey when he grows up.
Tat is a domestic bronze turkey rescued from a farm by a concerned citizen. She was getting picked on and not eating, which led to a calcium deficiency and developed brittle bones. While being rehabbed by the concerned citizen, she jumped a severely broke a wing. Amputation was the only answer as the wing couldn't be saved. After recovery, she came to us for her forever home. We need to be very careful with her so she doesn't continue to get injured, but our ED was well trained in the decade we had Peepers the turkey, who had several of the same issues, so we got you Tat!