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

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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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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Mufasa - Chicken - California

A local school hatched chicks in the classroom thinking it would be great for the kids to witness birth. When they were all hatched they sent the chicks home with the children as pets. At 5 months old when Mufasa started…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.