Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

The Gentle Barn Animals

Peppermint Patty - Chicken - Tennessee

Peppermint Patty was rescued after falling off a truck on her way to slaughter. She had been used for her eggs during her short life here, and now that winter was approaching and she was getting older she wasn’t laying…

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Poppy - Chicken - Tennessee

Poppy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Poppy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Girlfriend - Chicken - Tennessee

Girlfriend came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Girlfriend and her sisters. As hard as it was,…

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Perfect - Chicken - Missouri

Perfect was going to be slaughtered when she was too old to lay eggs. But we saved her to be part of our family instead. We don't need her eggs, we think she's perfect just the way she is! She is very intelligent and bossy;…

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Betsy - Chicken - Tennessee

Betsy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Betsy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Diamond - Chicken - Missouri

Diamond was going to be killed because she was too old to lay eggs. But we love her not for her eggs, but for her feathered beauty, her intelligent eyes, and her melodic song that she sings all day. Diamond will live safe…

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Ginger - Chicken - California

Ginger came from the animal shelter just hours before she was going to be put to sleep. We don't know why she was there; we just know that we got lucky to bring her home. She is sweet, curious and affectionate, always…

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Jasmine - Chicken - California

Jasmine was born with deformed toes. We were asked to help and took her to our avian specialist. He said it sometimes happened with birds, and after a week in the hospital he fixed her toes. Jasmine now has normal mobility.…

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Rosey - Chicken - Tennessee

Rosey was adopted out to a family when we first moved to Tennessee, but it didn't work out so he came back to live with us. While we were looking for a new home for him, he stole our hearts, and knew that he needed to…

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Jesse's Girl - Chicken - Tennessee

Jesse's Girl came to live at The Gentle Barn to keep our rooster, Rick Springfield company. She is very affectionate and loves to fall asleep in our laps. She will be one of Rick's Chicks forever!

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Mildred - Chicken - Tennessee

Mildred came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Mildred and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Eliza - Chicken - California

Eliza was hatched in a classroom and later became someone's pet. After a while the novelty of having a hen wore off and she was brought to The Gentle Bran to become part of our forever family. Like all egg laying hens,…

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Blossom - Chicken - Missouri

Blossom was rescued from eventual slaughter with her sister, Daisy. Because she is a "broiler" chicken, designed to grow extremely fast to be killed at twelve weeks, were not sure how long she'll live. But we are going…

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Fluffy - Chicken - Tennessee

Fluffy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Fluffy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Rebecca - Chicken - California

Rebecca was found wondering the streets and brought to the safety of The Gentle Barn so she could have a home and a family. We absolutely love having her! She is so friendly and has such a big, warm personality. She loves…

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Rick Springfield - Chicken - Tennessee

Rick Springfield was found at The Nashville international airport. No one really knows why he was living there, I guess he was just waiting to catch a flight to The Gentle Barn. He was named in honor of his name sake's…

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Mario - Chicken - California

Mario was rescued from being down at the animal shelter. He is a Japanese Silky and his fathers look more like soft fur. He is gentle and kind and a friend to all at the barn. Mario thinks he is big and strong and does…

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Gertrude - Chicken - Missouri

Gertrude was going to be slaughtered as soon as she stopped laying eggs, but we saved her to be a part of our family. We love her for her curiosity, lust for life, and intelligence. Gertrude will be safe and loved for…

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Peggy - Chicken - California

Peggy was born with a fused elbow which disallowed her to use one of her legs. Her previous owners took her to an avian expert to euthanize her, but the veterinarian advised them not to, as she hopped on one leg just fine,…

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Georgia - Chicken - Missouri

Georgia (white one) was unwanted by her owner because she wasn't laying eggs anymore. At The Gentle Barn we love her not for her eggs, but for her beautiful face, intelligent eyes, and sweet soft voice. Georgia will live…

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Puffy - Chicken - Tennessee

Puffy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Puffy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Daisy - Chicken - Missouri

Daisy was rescued from eventual slaughter with her sister, Blossom. Because she is a "broiler" chicken designed to grow very fast, she will have a shorter life span, but is just as curious, playful, and affectionate as…

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Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful 5x7 photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.