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.
One word. Muppet.
We really think Charlotte could have been a muppet. One of our tiniest little and goofy birds, she always makes us smile. We took her in from another organization not suited for chickens and she took to us immediately. We feel the same way, Charlotte.
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.
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.
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" so she lives in one of our special areas for birds that need extra attention and love.
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 last year, has come into her own and bops around West Place strutting her stuff.
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.
Fortunately, none need saving at the moment!
But that will change soon, so be sure so keep an eye out for more turkey rescues!